Make way for the Volvo XC40 Recharge
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For Every You: The XC40 Recharge, Volvo’s Pure Electric Compact SUV.
We are delighted to announce that the long-awaited Volvo XC40 Recharge has arrived on New Zealand shores. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s pure electric compact SUV and is based on the best-selling XC40 compact premium SUV, the first Volvo model to win the prestigious ‘European Car of the Year award’.
The XC40 Recharge has undergone a series of upgrades, to summarise, here are some new features you can expect:
- New front bumper: Its exterior has been refreshed with a new front bumper, giving it a modern and cutting-edge appearance.
- Front-load compartment: Unique to the XC40 Recharge is a special front-load compartment located under the hood providing around 30-litres of extra load space.
- Leather-free interior: Inside, the XC40 Recharge offers a premium leather-free interior, promoting responsible luxury and sustainability.
- Advanced safety features: Safety has been taken to new heights with the addition of advanced driver assistance systems, ensuring enhanced protection and collision avoidance.
- Improve level of intuitiveness: The XC40 Recharge also incorporates built-in Google apps and services, offering unparalleled connectivity and convenience.
- Impressive performance and range: The XC40 Recharge impresses with its powerful electric motor, delivering exceptional performance and range, ensuring a thrilling driving experience with zero tailpipe emissions.
With a limited allocation arriving, we advise you to register your interest as soon as possible. Stay ahead of the curve by reserving your test drive and immersing yourself in the extraordinary experience that the XC40 Recharge offers.
Read on to discover a few of the XC40 Recharge’s unique features.
While the new XC40 Recharge boasts upgraded technology and safety features, Volvo New Zealand General Manager states:
Interior and Exterior
Volvo Car designers have given the XC40 line-up a refresh to reinforce its cutting-edge design and modern statement. Aligned with Volvo’s electrification journey, a new front bumper and a frameless grille plate keep the all-electric XC40 Recharge visually in sync with the Volvo C40 Recharge.
The augmented state-of-art pixel LED light technology allows the signature Thor’s Hammer headlights to automatically adapt to traffic in front and efficiently light up the road ahead without dazzling other drivers. Additionally, new exterior colours and rims are also made available as well as premium-leather free upholstery options, offering customers wider personalisation options.
The XC40 is a living expression of responsible luxury with its full interior created without the use of any leather, plus its Fjord blue partially recycled carpets offer a more sustainable choice and a visually harmonising interior design feature. As you step inside the XC40, the topography inspired translucent back-lit décor welcomes you with a natural, soothing glow, and a contemporary vibe in the cabin.
Unique to the XC40 Recharge is a special front-load compartment located under the hood providing around 30-litres of extra load space – a perfect storage solutions for smaller items like water bottles, gym bags, laptops, and much more, as well as a front compartment for your charging cables.
Safety and Technology
The XC40 Recharge is equipped with new, scalable Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor platform. The new ADAS sensor platform is a modern scalable active system consisting of an array of radars, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors. This platform enables the deployment of active safety systems like pilot assist, autonomous braking, collision avoidance, and the detection of other road users. Furthermore, its scalable nature allows it to be further developed, laying the foundation for the future introduction of autonomous drive technology.
While building on the excellent safety standards of the original XC40, Volvo’s engineers had to completely redesign and reinforce the frontal structure of the vehicle given the absence of an engine, meeting Volvo’s high safety requirements and help occupants as safe as in any other Volvo.
The battery is embedded in the middle of the car’s structure, protected by a safety cage which consists of a frame extruded aluminum. Its location under the floor of the vehicle lowers the centre of gravity of the vehicle allowing for better protection against rollovers. At the rear, the electric powertrain has been integrated in the body structure to realise a better distribution of collision forces away from the cabin.
Connectivity and infotainment
Equipped with a next-generation infotainment system developed in collaboration with Google, the XC40 Recharge features built-in Google apps and services. With improved levels of intuitiveness, it offers the driver convenience and unprecedented personalisation, as well as an unparalleled connectivity through a new embedded Google technology and services such as the Google Assistant, Google Maps, and apps on Google Play.
Performance and Range
Say goodbye to range anxiety and enjoy worry-free long-distance journeys with the XC40 Recharge. The XC40 Recharge showcases impressive performance and range – with zero tailpipe emissions. With its powerful electric motor, the XC40 Recharge delivers up to 300kW of power and 600 Nm of torque, allowing instant and smooth acceleration going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds*. Additionally, its electric range provides a range of up to 438 kilometres on a single charge, allowing for extended journeys without the need for frequent charging stops. The XC40 Recharge also supports fast charging, allowing you to charge from 10-80% in 28 minutes using a fast-charging station^.
Described features might be optional. Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars’ international car range. Vehicle specifications and the exact customer offer may vary from one country to another, or not (yet) be available in all markets.
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*Figures according to WLTP data obtained under specific testing conditions. Factors including but not limited to driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental influences, vehicle condition and accessories fitted, means in the real world the range you experience can differ from that advertised. Advertised figures are meant for comparison purposes. The figures are based on WLTP data obtained under specific testing conditions for XC40 Recharge twin.
^When charged using fast charging DC up to 150 kW under optimal charging conditions. Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition. Fast charging cable not provided with the car. Charging times with standard charging can vary significantly.