Volvo announces design updates for XC40 Recharge and single-motor C40

Volvo introduced a round of updates to the electric powered users of its portfolio. It gave the XC40 Recharge a subtle mid-cycle update that brings a new-appear entrance stop, among the other improvements, and it unveiled an entry-degree version of the C40 Recharge with a person electric motor.

It normally takes a effectively-skilled eye to differentiate the updated XC40 Recharge from the model which is at this time in showrooms. Appear closely and you can recognize that the decreased aspect of the entrance bumper is a lot more chiseled, the Thor’s Hammer accents in the headlights are additional, well, hammer-like, and the overall body-coloured insert that replaces the gasoline-burning model’s grille loses its body. These modifications carry the battery-powered crossover in line with the C40 Recharge and with the non-Recharge variation of the XC40, which obtained the nip-and-tucked front bumper in November 2021. Volvo also notes that purchasers will also have new upholstery choices, exterior colours, and wheel models to decide on from.

XC40 Recharge designs also obtain pixel LED lighting technological innovation. This method relies on independently-managed LED factors to illuminate the street forward with no blinding other motorists in a way, it occupies a middle ground in between large and very low beams. Though this engineering has been illegal below for several a long time, the NHTSA concluded making the principles for adaptive headlights in February 2022 so they are on their way.

Relocating on to the C40 Recharge, a front-wheel-drive variation with a single electrical motor is now offered in some markets as a cheaper alternate to the dual-motor all-wheel-push product. It’s fitted with a 69-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, and it features a utmost driving array of about 270 miles on the rather optimistic European screening cycle. Volvo notes that charging the pack from 10% to 80% usually takes about 32 minutes when it attracts electrical energy from a fast charger, but the business hasn’t supplied specialized specifications (like horsepower).

For context, the current dual-motor C40 Recharge is equipped with a 78-kilowatt-hour battery and its powertrain is rated at 402 horsepower and 487 pound-toes of torque. Its EPA-approximated driving vary checks in at 225 miles, and it tips the scale at close to 4,740 lbs.

Volvo also restructured the trim level hierarchy in a bid to cut down complexity and make it simpler for buyers to configure a automobile. Pricing for the current 40-Series versions hasn’t been released but, and neither vehicle has been announced for the American sector still. Volvo told Autoblog that it has absolutely nothing to announce concerning American availability as of creating but that additional data will be released this spring.