Here’s the first look at the brand-new 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge. This all-electric SUV will go on sale in late 2020 as a model for 2021. Based on the compact XC40 SUV, the Recharge variant should deliver it all. The price will start below $50,000 which is good for the fans across the globe. Instead of turbo-four engine, Recharge will use electrified powertrains and it will produce 402 horsepower.
The driving range will also be impressive, between 200 and 300 miles. Recharge variant will depart from the regular XC40 in terms of exterior design but the interior will mostly remain. This model will rival models such as Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-Tron, and Hyundai Kona EV.
How Does 2021 XC40 Recharge Depart From the Regular Model?
Besides swapping conventional gasoline engine for an all-electric powertrain, the Recharge version will look different. The forthcoming 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge will arrive with the unique front fascia. For a start, the front grille is gone and a flush surface is now available. The reason is simple as there’s no engine to cool so the grille has no real function. Moreover, no engine means more storage for this crossover. Just like in the Tesla models, a “frunk” will be available upfront.
On the inside, you can expect a new infotainment system with Google’s Android operating system. Thanks to that, Recharge will become the first car to make such collaboration with Google. Moreover, you will get Google Store, Google Assistant and Google Maps built-in. On the other hand, if you are using Apple iPhone, no worries. The system will feature CarPlay phone integration as well. We still don’t know which autonomy level will become available.
All-Electric Powertrain, Acceleration, Driving Range
Unlike the regular XC40 with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, this version will use all-electric powertrains. The all-new 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge will produce 402 horsepower. That’s a lot of power for such a compact crossover-SUV. Moreover, the Swedish automaker offers a standard all-wheel-drive system. According to Volvo, XC40 Recharge will be as efficient as it is quick. Moreover, this model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. As for the driving range, XC40 Recharge will provide 250 miles.
Converted to kilometers, that is around 400. EPA is yet to rate this model so this is just Volvo’s promised figures. In reality, these figures are usually lower. Let’s say 200 miles in combined driving is a reality, which is similar to the new Audi’s e-Tron electric crossover-SUV. Charging new Volvo’s model will take around 40 minutes to 80 percent on a fast-charge system.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Price and Arrival Date
How much will the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge cost? According to numerous reliable sources, this crossover-SUV won’t cost over $50,000. With that price, the Recharge model costs less than its rivals such as Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron. Swedish manufacturer will release its new model later this year as a model for 2021.
Lastly, Volvo said the company will release at least one all-electric model every year. Thanks to that, Volvo will reduce the climate footprint by 40 percent and by 2040, the carmaker will be completely climate neutral.