Volvo is responding to the surging demand for electric cars in Australia by launching a new single motor variant of its popular XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact luxury SUV.
The new model comes with one electric power source on the front axle, and represents a balanced take on power, performance, and efficiency.
The single powertrain delivers a smooth, linear power output across the speed range, making it supremely smooth and refined to drive, just like its twin-motor sibling.
At the same time, the 2023 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vehicles will have a new front bumper, frameless grille plate, new headlamp surrounding finishes, as well as new rear bumper inserts.
The introduction of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric single motor is hot on the heels of the strong ongoing demand for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, which was launched in August.
“Demand for XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is unprecedented as Australians embrace electric cars in increasing numbers. Our forward order book has never been stronger,” Volvo Car Australia managing director Stephen Connor said.
“The introduction of the single motor variant in 2022 will enable us to respond to this extraordinary demand with an even more affordable Pure Electric option.”
The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is Volvo’s first all-electric vehicle and reinforces the Swedish company’s commitment to electrifying its entire car range by 2025, with full electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid variants.
It forms part of its journey to being an all-electric company by 2030. In Australia, the single motor variant of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will be available in one luxury specification at $72,990 plus on-roads.
It will deliver 170kW of power and 330Nm of torque. Speed limited to 180Km/h, it has a 69kWh standard range battery, with an expected 380km distance capability.
Riding on 19-inch 5-double spoke black diamond-cut alloy wheels, it features ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED headlights, a park assist camera, panoramic sunroof, heated front and rear seats, and heated steering wheel.
It also comes with keyless entry, a range of digital services including Google, and a next generation infotainment system with a 4-year data subscription. Wireless phone charging completes the package.
Available in a range of exclusive colours, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric single motor variant has a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty and 3-year 100,000-kilometre service wear and tear plan, including wiper blades, brake pads and brake discs.
In addition to the new updates we mentioned already, the 2023 twin motor XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vehicles will gain class leading Pixel headlight technology as well sustainable upholstery and new wheels, with a new price of $79,990 plus on-roads.