Volvo’s all-electric XC40 Recharge SUV available in three new trims
Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo has announced the availability of all-electric XC40 Recharge zero-emission SUV in three new trims. The fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge SUV line-up now includes Twin, Twin Plus and Twin Pro versions, all of which have been made available for online orders. Volvo has plans to shift all sales online by the end of current decade (2030). By the same year, the Swedish manufacturer aspires to be able to sell only pure electric vehicles.
The new range can be ordered now, with prices starting at £49,950. But, the manufacturer expects most of retail customers (95%) to pay through a “Care by Volvo” subscription package, which is available in two forms: Fixed and Flexible.
The Fixed and Flexible subscription costs like lease price, maintenance and servicing into a single monthly payment. It even covers costs like roadside assistance and replacement of tyres. It can be customized to include insurance.
Opting for the “Fixed” subscription provides customers with all the aforementioned features over a 3-year deal that doesn’t require any deposit or sign-up fee. This subscription package starts from £619 per month.
The “Flexible” subscription package provides customer with an initial 30-day trial period, which is followed by an open-ended 3-month rolling contract. After 30 days, the customer can change their car or put an end the subscription with a three-month notice.
The new-look Recharge Twin comes with Volvo’s Android-based 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers four years of data, including Google Maps, Google Play Store and the Apple CarPlay integration system for iOS users. The list of other standard features include LED headlights, a digital driver display, dual-zone climate control, a powered tailgate, rear parking sensors, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Kristian Elvefors, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said, “With the XC40 Recharge, we are showing how choosing a pure electric Volvo does not mean any sacrifice or compromise in the technology or useability that Volvo customers expect.”
Those will opt for the £52,950 Recharge Twin Plus will additionally get front parking sensors and a reversing camera, power-adjustable heated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Upgrading to the £56,700 Twin Recharge Pro will add Volvo’s Pilot Assist driver assistance tech, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree maneuvering camera, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon 600W sound system, auto-dimming door mirrors, and 20-inch alloy wheels.