Volvo Cars has started deliveries of the C40 Recharge electric SUV to customers in India. This is the Swedish automaker's second electric car to arrive in the country after the XC40 Recharge. Initial deliveries have taken place in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Interested buyers can book the C40 Recharge online through Volvo's official website by paying a token amount of Rs 1 lakh. Positioned above the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge competes with models like the Kia EV6 in the Indian market.
The C40 Recharge offers a choice of eight different color options, which include Black Stone, Fusion Red, Thunder Grey, Fjord Blue, Silver Down, Crystal White, Sage Green and Onyx Black. In terms of dimensions, it measures 4,440 mm in length, 1,910 mm in width and 1,591 mm in height.
The C40 Recharge features Volvo's signature design elements, including Thor's Hammer LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. The sleek LED fog lamps and black air intakes on the lower bumper resemble the Volvo XC40 Recharge. The overall design is similar to the XC40 Recharge from the edges. The alloy wheels add a sporty look, while at the rear, vertically oriented smooth LED taillights enhance the visual appeal of the SUV.
Inside the cabin, the Volvo C40 Recharge features a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 12.3-inch digital driver display. It offers various features like heated and ventilated front seats, vegan interior, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, wireless charging and an ADAS safety suite.
The C40 Recharge is equipped with twin electric motors paired with a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an all-wheel-drive (AWD) drivetrain. These electric motors can produce maximum power of 402 bhp and maximum torque of 660 Nm. This SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and its top speed is 180 km/h.
Volvo claims a range of 530 kilometers on a single charge for the C40 Recharge. Using a DC fast charger, the EV can be charged from 10% to 80% in 27 minutes, while an 11kWh Level 2 charger takes eight hours for a full charge.