The XC40 Recharge will compete with recently launched Kia EV6 and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Volvo has announced that it will launch the XC40 Recharge in India next month. Deliveries of the brand’s first EV will commence in October 2022.
The XC40 Recharge will be assembled in India at Volvo’s Hosakote plant near Bangalore. This move should give it an edge over its rivals when it comes to pricing.
The XC40 Recharge uses a 78 kWh battery pack that powers two electric motors. The combined output is 402 BHP and 660 Nm. Volvo claims that the car does 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, while its top speed is limited to 180 km/h. The SUV can cover 418 km on a single charge.
The XC40 Recharge is expected to compete with recently launched Kia EV6 and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5. Rumours suggest, Hyundai is also planning to assemble the Ioniq 5 EV in India.
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