2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is Company’s First Standalone EV Model
- on March 17, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
Volvo has introduced its second EV, and it appears almost identical to the first one. Introducing the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge – a redesigned model of the XC40 Recharge, featuring a lower roofline. However, there is a significant difference between the two: the C40 crossover is a standalone EV, while the XC40 comes in both electric and gasoline powertrains.
And because it was spawned from the XC40, it measures almost the same as the XC40, with a lower height difference. It makes the boot space less spacious for the new crossover compared to the XC40. All other features such as platform, powertrain, and battery are the same as the first Volvo EV.
The 2022 Volvo C40 rides on the CMA platform boasting a 402-horsepower two-motor electric drivetrain and 75.0-kWh battery pack. You can find the same powertrain in Polestar 2 as well.
The automaker believes the C40 will offer an EPA-estimated driving range of 210 miles - 2 miles extra than the XC40 Recharge. However, the new crossover will have the same 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) time of 4.7 seconds as the XC40.
The resemblance story continues inside as well, where we find a similar digital gauge cluster and an attractive dashboard trim. Expect the C40 to have Volvo's new Android-based infotainment system with built-in Google apps. Just like Tesla, the new Volvo’s EV will be able to get over-the-air software updates.
The company does not plan to present different variants of the 2022 C40. Therefore, expect just one model, fully loaded with an approximate price tag of $55,000. Volvo wants to sell the crossover online, meaning customers can order through its website and receive their electric Volvo at their nearest dealership.
The automaker will start the production of the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge later this year.