Facts & Figures: Fully-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge launched in Malaysia



Volvo’s first-ever fully-electric model, the XC40 Recharge, has now made its way into Malaysia. The compact EV SUV will be launched here in local assembly (CKD) form, with only one single variant on offer. However, pricing information will only be furnished on 4 April 2022, alongside the commencement of online bookings. First delivery is scheduled to start by the end of April.

EXTERIOR

Although Volvo has just unveiled the XC40 range facelift globally, the XC40 Recharge will arrive in Malaysia in the pre-facelift form, similar to its existing petrol-powered sibling already sold here in Malaysia.

There are however several features exclusive to the fully-electric model, including:

  • Blocked-out front grille
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Recharge badging
  • Reworked rear bumper with no exhaust tips

Because Volvo opted to place the charging port where the fuel flap used to be, this has also freed up additional storage space underneath the bonnet for a “frunk”, giving you an additional 31 litres of cargo room.

PERFORMANCE

The fully-electric Volvo XC40 is powered by two electric motors, with one on each axle, making it an all-wheel drive vehicle.

  • Powertrain: P8 twin-motor electric drivetrain
  • Driveline: All-wheel drive
  • Max horsepower: 408 hp
  • Max torque: 660 Nm
  • 0-100 km/h: 4.9 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 78 kWh
  • Range: 418 km (WLTP test cycle)
  • Max rated charging speed, DC: 150 km

With the 150 kW DC fast charging capability, Volvo says that the XC40 Recharge will take roughly 40 minutes to reach an 80% state-of-charge.

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INTERIOR

Inside, the fully-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge remains pretty much identical to its existing petrol-powered siblings, with one key difference – the Android Automotive OS running the 9-inch central touchscreen infotainment display and digital instrument cluster.

As it is a fully-electric model, the system also features several exclusive EV-focused displays. But aside from these minor differences, the rest of the cabin is virtually unchanged. Standard features include:

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 9.0-inch Sensus touchscreen infotainment display with Android Automotive OS, Google Maps and Google Assistant integration
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with rear blower
  • Harman Kardon sound system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Powered tailgate
  • Powered front seats with driver memory side function
  • Leather/Nubuck upholstery

SAFETY

In terms of safety, the XC40 Recharge pure electric crossover will come equipped with Volvo’s Intellisafe advanced driver assistance suite, with features including:

  • City Safety suite (collision avoidance and mitigation with intersection support)
  • Driver Alert Control
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Run-Off Road Mitigation with Road Edge Detection
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Blind Spot Information System with Steer Assist
  • Cross Traffic Alert with Autobrake
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Pilot Assist
  • Park Assist (front & rear)

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