Local specs and pricing have been confirmed for the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric ahead of a showroom arrival in the third quarter of this year.
At launch, Volvo’s first fully electric model will be offered in one trim level priced from $76,990 before on-road costs.
The powertrain consists of a 78kWh lithium-ion battery that drives a dual-motor all-wheel drive system. In total, the set-up produces 300kW of power and 660Nm of torque.
Volvo claims the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.
When fully charged, a driving range of up to 418 kilometres is possible according to the WLTP test cycle. Volvo says the battery can be charged from zero to 80 per cent in 40 minutes with a 150kW DC fast charger.
Interestingly, unlike other Volvo XC40 models, the Recharge Pure Electric has no start-stop button.  Once it is unlocked, you simply sit in the seat, buckle up, and drive off.
According to Volvo, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is the first vehicle in Australia to come with a fully integrated Google Android Infotainment operating system, with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store built-in.
The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is available to order now with deliveries set to commence in the third quarter of 2021.
2022 Volvo XC40 pricing (excluding on-road costs):
XC40 T4 Momentum – $46,990
XC40 T4 Inscription – $51,990
XC40 T5 R-Design – $56,990
XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid – $64,990
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric – $76,990 (new)
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric equipment highlights:
20-inch alloy wheels
Harman/Kardon premium sound system
9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with DAB+ and satellite navigation
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wireless phone charging
Keyless entry and start
Powered, hands-free tailgate
Auto-dimming interior/exterior mirrors
LED headlights
Dual-zone climate control
Leather-accented seats
Heated front and rear seats
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with vulnerable road user detection
Lane-keeping assist
Lane departure warning
Blind-spot monitoring
Rear cross-traffic alert
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