Volvo XC40 Recharge E60 Single Motor Launch

Volvo has expanded its electric vehicle lineup with the launch of the XC40 Recharge E60, a single-motor variant positioned as the ‘Plus’ on the Volvo India website. Priced at Rs 54.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India), this variant caters to the growing market for electric SUVs.

Features and Positioning

The E60 is positioned below the dual-motor, AWD XC40 Recharge E80 (Ultimate), offering a more affordable option at Rs 54.95 lakh compared to Rs 57.9 lakh for the E80. While some premium features like Pixel LED headlamps, fog lamps, 360-degree camera, and a Harman Kardon sound system are excluded in the E60, it compensates with an array of amenities, including an 8-speaker sound system, two-zone climate control, a 12-inch digital driver’s display, a 9-inch infotainment unit, TPMS, park assist, 19-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, powered front seats, and wireless phone charging.

Safety Features

Remaining true to Volvo’s commitment to safety, the XC40 Recharge E60 includes essential safety features such as 7 airbags and an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) suite. The ADAS suite comprises lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, cross-traffic alerts, and rear collision warning.

Powertrain and Range

Under the hood, the XC40 Recharge E60 single motor boasts a power output of 238hp and 420Nm. With a 69kWh Lithium-ion battery pack, this SUV accelerates from 0-100kph in 7.3 seconds and achieves a top speed of 180kph. The impressive WLTP range of 475km makes it a practical choice for those prioritizing electric range.

Rivals in the Market

Competing in the realm of RWD EVs, the XC40 Recharge E60 faces competition from other electric vehicles like the recently launched BYD Seal Dynamic and Premium variants (Rs 41 lakh and Rs 45.55 lakh, respectively), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (Rs 45.95 lakh), and the Kia EV6 GT Line (Rs 60.95 lakh).

In summary, Volvo’s XC40 Recharge E60 single motor variant combines performance, a substantial range, and a host of features, making it a compelling option for those entering the electric SUV market in India.

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