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Volvo confirms launch of single-motor C40 Recharge variant

Volvo will introduce a single-motor variant of its fully-electric C40 model, alongside a suite of updates for the popular XC40 SUV.

The single-motor C40 Recharge uses a 69kWh battery and has anticipated range of up to 269 miles on a single charge, under the WLTP drive cycle. The battery can be charged from 10% to 80% capacity in approximately 32 minutes on a fast-charging system.

Prices start at £44,745, for the new front-wheel-drive model. It has a power output of 231PS.

It joins the C40 twin-motor and XC40 Recharge Electric models, as part of Volvo’s zero-emissions line-up.

The new C40 and XC40 variants, along with all other new Volvo Cars’ models, are available through an updated offer concept, designed to make the online ordering process of Volvo cars easier and more convenient.

Volvo customers will now be able to choose between pre-specified equipment levels with limited optional equipment. The new offer structure reflects Volvo Cars’ ambitions to increase price transparency, as well as reduce complexity.

The XC40 line-up has been given a refresh. A new front bumper and a frameless grille plate keep the all-electric XC40 Recharge visually in sync with the C40 Recharge.

In the UK, the new trim level naming structure comprises Start (XC40 T2 only), Core, Plus and Ultimate. Depending on the model, certain trim levels are also offered in a dark theme, with gloss black exterior detailing, or a bright theme, complete with chrome exterior trim.

UK order books for these updated models are open now. First UK deliveries are expected in Q3 2022.


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