Volvo XC40 Recharge facelifted, new single-motor C40 announced

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Volvo updates XC40 Recharge with a facelift, introduces new single-motor version of C40 Recharge.

Volvo has introduced several updates to its all-electric, mid-sized SUV models, including the addition of a new single-motor C40 and exterior design changes.

The Volvo C40 Recharge coupe-SUV now receives a single motor option, in addition to the twin-motor variant currently on sale overseas. The C40 Recharge is expected to launch in Australia later this year, although variants and pricing is yet to be confirmed.

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Volvo C40 Recharge, Fjord Blue

The single-motor C40 Recharge is powered by a 69kWh battery, which can be charged from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in around 32 minutes and offers a claimed range of 433km. The single electric motor produces 169kW.

Meanwhile, the Volvo XC40 Recharge has gained a subtle design refresh for the first time since its launch in 2017.


The all-electric version of the XC40 SUV has been given a new bumper and a frameless grille plate to match the C40.

Customers also have additional leather-free upholstery options to choose from as well as new alloy wheel designs and exterior paint colours.

XC40 Recharge Twin, Sage Green

“As we move towards becoming a fully electric company, our design language follows,” said Robin Page, Volvo’s head of design.

“With the refreshed fully electric XC40, we continue to evolve its instantly recognisable design, creating a more modern face with a sleeker front and an even more integrated grille.”

Jack Warrick

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