Volvo C40 Recharge Priced Way Above Non-Coupe Sibling

Published on December 1, 2021 in News by Guillaume Rivard

Volvo Canada has announced pricing for the all-new C40 Recharge crossover, the first model in the company’s history designed as a pure electric vehicle and also the first to feature a leather-free interior for sustainability purposes.

Featuring a lower and sleeker design than the XC40 Recharge, it doesn’t come cheap, however. At $72,600, the C40 Recharge is nearly $13,000 above its non-coupe sibling which, by the way, gets a significant price cut for 2022. And as you can imagine, it doesn’t qualify for any of the federal or provincial EV incentives.

That’s kind of puzzling. From a technical standpoint, the C40 Recharge is identical to the XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2. The platform is the same and so are many of the components. Naturally, the drive feels very similar, too. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.7 seconds on the strength of 402 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque.

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The 78-kWh battery has a usable capacity of 75 kWh and delivers a range of about 360 kilometres according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The rating from Natural Resources Canada has yet to be posted. In other words, the C40 Recharge will travel shorter distances on a full charge than most direct competitors including the Audi Q4 e-tronVolkswagen ID.4 and Tesla Model Y. Volvo says you can charge the battery from 10-80 percent capacity in about 33 minutes using the most powerful DC fast chargers available.

One Fully Loaded Model

Unlike the XC40 Recharge, the new C40 Recharge is offered in Canada exclusively in the Ultimate specification level and includes every available feature—Digital Services Package (four-year subscription) with the Android operating system, fixed panoramic moonroof, advanced pixel LED lighting, Pilot Assist, Harman Kardon premium sound system, 360-degree surround-view camera, unique 20-inch wheels and more. Fjord Blue carpets can be specified for no additional charge with four of the seven exterior paint colours.

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It’s also worth mentioning that C40 Recharge customers get complimentary maintenance service and wear coverage on select items for the first four years or 80,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

A $500 deposit is required for orders either through a Volvo dealer or online. Canadian deliveries are set to begin in the spring of 2022.

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