Volvo Opens Bookings for XC40 Recharge Plus Electric SUV in India

Volvo XC40 Recharge Plus with 238bhp and 420Nm of torque can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 7.3 seconds

Earlier this month, Volvo launched the XC40 Recharge Plus (single-motor) variant in India. However, the car, priced at INR 54.95 lakh (ex-showroom), is now available for online bookings. Customers can book the EV through Volvo’s official website with an initial payment of Rs 1 lakh. Now, the customers have two options for the XC40 Recharge: Plus (single-motor) and Ultimate (dual-motor).

Manufactured at Volvo’s factory in Hoskote, Bengaluru, this electric car marks the third model of Volvo in India. Moreover, the upcoming release of the EX30 and EX90 electric SUVs in 2025 shows Volvo’s commitment to sustainable mobility and its efforts to expand the availability of EVs in the Indian market.

Power and Range

The XC40 Recharge Plus variant goes beyond sustainability. It aims to provide the performance and range to suit Indian road conditions. The Plus variant features a 69kWh battery and a single electric motor, which drives the rear wheels. Although equipped with a single motor, this variant can generate 238bhp and 420Nm of torque.

Moreover, with a top speed of 180kmph, this car can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 7.3 seconds. According to WLTP standards, the plus variant can cover a distance of up to 475km on a single full charge.

XC40 Recharge Plus with 69kWh battery can generate 238bhp and do 0 to 100kmph in 7.3 seconds. (Source: Volvo Cars)

Features and Safety

XC40 Recharge Plus comes with:

  • Power adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • 9.0-inch infotainment screen
  • 12-inch digital driver’s display
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof with power operation
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Humidity sensor
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

While the XC40 Recharge Ultimate variant has Pixel LED headlamps, Park assists – front/rear/side, a Harman Kardon sound system, and a 360-degree camera, these features are not available in the Plus variant.

However, Volvo didn’t compromise with the safety. The Plus variant offers

  • Seven airbags
  • A blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Pilot Assist
  • Lane-keeping aid
  • Collision mitigation support (front and rear)
  • Parking assistance sensors (front and rear).
Priced at Rs 54.95 lakh, XC40 Recharge Plus variant competes with Ioniq 5 and EV6. (Source: Volvo Cars)

Pricing and Competition

Priced at Rs 54.95 lakh (ex-showroom), the Volvo XC40 Recharge Plus will compete against the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. However, as an electric compact SUV, it will also compete with BYD Atto3, priced at Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

Upcoming Launches

Volvo made an official announcement last month, confirming the arrival of the EX30 and EX90 electric SUVs into the Indian market by 2025. Built on Geely’s SEA platform, the EX30 will serve as the entry-level EV. On the other hand, built on an EV SPA2 platform, EX90 will position as the brand’s flagship model.

Volvo’s EV lineup in India now includes the XC40 Recharge Plus, the XC40 Recharge Ultimate, and the C40 Recharge. The ex-showroom prices for these cars are Rs 54.95 lakh, Rs 57.90 lakh, and Rs 62.95, respectively.