XC40 Recharge styling, single-motor C40 Recharge for Europe

Volvo on Friday introduced a handful of updates for its pair of EVs in Europe, however with no affirmation that the identical adjustments can be utilized to the US market.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge will get just a few styling tweaks, together with a brand new entrance fascia and grille, and new adaptive LED headlights. These adjustments extra intently align the XC40 Recharge with its sibling, the C40 Recharge. New inside trim choices, exterior colours, and wheel patterns spherical out the adjustments.

Volvo hasn’t but confirmed these adjustments for the US You’ll be able to’t even at present construct an XC40 Recharge on Volvo’s US on-line configurator, actually.

Updated Volvo XC40 Recharge

Up to date Volvo XC40 Recharge

Whereas not coated in Volvo’s announcement, be aware that the 2022 XC40 Recharge earned increased EPA vary and effectivity numbers versus 2021. The 2022 mannequin is rated at 223 miles of vary and 85 MPGe mixed (92 MPGe metropolis, 79 MPGe freeway), in comparison with the 2021 mannequin’s 208 miles and 79 MPGe mixed (85 MPGe metropolis, 72 MPGe freeway).

The C40 Recharge, in the meantime, is a brand new single-motor variant alongside the present dual-motor model. The front-wheel drive single-motor C40 Recharge has a 69-kwh battery pack, with an estimated 269-mile vary on the European WLTP testing cycle, based on Volvo.

The automaker already provides a single-motor XC40 Recharge in Europe and now says the addition of the single-motor C40 Recharge brings the whole variety of EV variants to 4. But within the US, the XC40 Recharge has solely been supplied in dual-motor guise to this point.

Updated Volvo XC40 Recharge

Up to date Volvo XC40 Recharge

On the first drive of the Volvo C40 Recharge late final yr, Volvo mentioned {that a} single-motor model for the US was but to be decided. Right this moment’s announcement introduced no new affirmation for this market.

Primarily based on the intently associated Polestar 2, a single-motor model of both Volvo mannequin might acquire a big quantity of vary, nonetheless. In a primary drive, we discovered the single-motor Polestar 2 to be completely satisfactory however no efficiency automobile.

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