While the test of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will arrive on blogautomobile very soon, Volvo is unveiling the all-new C40 Recharge this week.
Almost five years after a similar concept car, Volvo is presenting an all-new production Coupé SUV. Based on the CMA platform already seen on the XC40, some differences are however to be noted. With its elusive roof line, it will offer very slightly different proportions, for example displaying 4432 mm long (+ 7mm). Its look also evolves by adopting a different shape and a new LED technology called Pixel. In short, dozens of pixels per headlight may turn off depending on other road users.
Unlike its cousin, the C40 will only be offered with a 100% electric motor. It then takes over the 408 hp Twin-Engine system and the 78 kWh battery. This allows it to offer surprising performance, with a 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds, and a range of 420 km according to the WLTP cycle. Remote updates should even increase this figure in the coming weeks.
Inside, you'll find the Android Automotive infotainment system jointly developed with Google. Passengers will then have access to a large catalog of applications such as Google Maps. In addition, the C40 Recharge will be the first vehicle without any trace of leather on the inside. Only high-quality plastics and fabrics will dress the interior.
Prices have not yet been announced but the Volvo C40 Recharge should be 2 to 3000 € more expensive than the XC40 Recharge, or an entrance fee of around € 62,000 minimum. It will be available for ordering online only.