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Volvo C40 Recharge electrical coupe SUV India launch in 2023 | Autocar India

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The electrical coupe SUV will get single and dual-motor powertrains.

Sizzling on the heels of the launch of the Volvo XC40 Recharge, the carmaker has introduced that its subsequent EV for India would be the C40 Recharge. The upcoming EV can be launched in India someday subsequent yr, and is predicated on the XC40 Recharge. The coupe SUV model of the XC40 Recharge solely will get an electrical powertrain and will not get an ICE counterpart.

  • C40 Recharge can be second EV by Volvo in India

Volvo C40 Recharge: powertrain and platform

Already obtainable globally, the Volvo C40 Recharge would be the second all-electric mannequin for the carmaker in India. It is available in three trims – Core, Plus and Final – and, as normal, will get a single electrical motor creating 231hp and 330Nm of torque that is delivered to the entrance wheels.

The Plus and Final trims, nevertheless, additionally get a “Twin” model, which has a dual-motor set-up – one on every axle – and develops 408hp and 660Nm of torque. The only-motor, with a 67kWh battery, has a 430km vary on the WLTP cycle, whereas the dual-motor, with a 75kWh battery, has a spread of 433km.

Volvo C40 Recharge: exterior and inside design

Visually, the C40 Recharge and the XC40 Recharge look almost equivalent from the entrance. The C40, nevertheless, has a sloping roofline. On the rear, the C40 has an entire new design that includes a small spoiler and totally different tail-lamps than the XC40, and likewise will get a twin-pod roof spoiler.

Inside, the electrical coupe SUV has the identical dashboard structure because the XC40, however is the primary Volvo globally that doesn’t function a leather-based inside. Volvo had taken an initiative to make all their electrical automobiles leather-free by 2025 to cut back animal hurt and carbon emissions. The XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge are the primary autos to take this initiative ahead. 

Volvo C40 Recharge: India launch timeline

As talked about, there is no such thing as a confirmed date for the launch of the Volvo C40 Recharge, however the carmaker has acknowledged that it’s going to go on sale right here someday subsequent yr. When launched, it’s going to rival the Mini Cooper SE, Kia EV6, BMW i4 and its personal sibling, the XC40 Recharge. The C40 may even compete with the Hyundai Ioniq 5, as soon as that arrives.

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