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Volvo starts online sales of XC40 Recharge electric SUV range

Volvo XC40 Recharge

The expanded Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric range is now available for UK customers to purchase online.

Three new versions of the compact SUV have been introduced with updated equipment specifications.

The new all-electric cars are available to purchase outright or can be accessed via two different Care by Volvo subscription packages. 

The range comprises the XC40 Recharge Twin, XC40 Recharge Twin Plus and XC40 Recharge Twin Pro. Their respective on-the-road prices are £49,950, £52,950 and £56,700.

Vovlo said it expects 95% of retail customers to utilise the Care by Volvo subscription packages.

With Care by Volvo Fixed, a new offering, the XC40 Recharge is available from £619 a month on a three-year term, with no deposit or sign-up fee required.

Alternatively, customers can choose the Care by Volvo Flexible option, from £769 a month, with an open-ended, three-month rolling contract and an initial 30-day trial period with no notice requirement.

After the 30 days, the customer can change their car or end their subscription with three months’ notice, Volvo said.

The monthly subscription also includes scheduled servicing, wear-and-tear maintenance, vehicle tax, replacement tyres and roadside assistance cover. Insurance can also be factored into the monthly fee, Volvo said.

The XC40 Recharge Twin Plus has front parking sensors and a rear parking camera. It also features power-adjustable front seats, heated front and rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.

It also has a heat pump system that ‘enhances’ cabin heating and cooling efficiency.

The XC40 Twin Recharge Pro, comes with Volvo’s Pilot Assist driver-assistance technology, providing adaptive cruise control and steering assistance.

It also introduces a panoramic sunroof, 12-speaker Harman Kardon 600W sound system, 20-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming door mirrors, leather/nubuck upholstery and a 360-degree parking camera system.

The powertrain features a 78kWh lithium-ion battery and twin electric motors, providing all-wheel drive as standard. The combined motor output is 408hp, enabling acceleration from zero to 62mph in 4.9 seconds.

Driving range (WLTP standards) on a single charge is up to 259 miles, depending on model specification.

The battery is able to charge from zero to 80% capacity in 40 minutes when using a 150kW (DC) fast charger.

A full recharge using the 11kW (AC) onboard charger can be completed in eight hours.

Kristian Elvefors, managing director at Volvo Car UK, said: “With the XC40 Recharge, we are showing how choosing a pure electric Volvo does not mean any sacrifice or compromise in the technology or useability that Volvo customers expect.

“We’ve ensured the specifications provide high levels of comfort, safety, connectivity and practicality, while the battery electric powertrain has the capacity to cover long distances, with quick recharging.

“Our Care by Volvo subscriptions are also an easy and convenient way for people to access the car they want with complete peace of mind.”

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