Volvo prices new SA-bound XC40 P6 Recharge
Volvo is strongly pushing toward electrification whereby it expects 50% of its sales to be fully electric by the year 2025.
If you remember, the marque promised to electrify a derivative of every new model launched from 2019 onwards to embrace cleaner mobility; hence the birth of the XC40 P8 Recharge, XC60 Recharge and XC90 T8 Recharge models.
Now, Volvo is expanding its XC40 range with the addition of the single-motor P6 Recharge, which slots just below the twin-powered P8 variant.
Carrying a price tag of R1,075,000, order books for the new XC40 P6 Recharge will officially open on 26 July and like the P8, buyers can only purchase the model online through the My Volvo website. Volvo says a number of units will be offered with priority given to the existing waiting list.
The new XC40 P6 Recharge is fitted with a 69 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which gives it a cruising range of up to 423 km. With its single front electric motor, the XC40 P6 Recharge churns out 170 kW and 330 Nm of torque, which is less than the 304 kW and 660 Nm of the P8.
It completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.4 seconds. As standard, it comes with an 11 kW onboard charger and also benefits from competitive charging capabilities.
The XC40 P6 comes with wireless phone charging, parking sensors, a reversing camera, and Volvo's latest Android-powered touchscreen infotainment system. It also has sustainable Charcoal City Canvas premium textile upholstery.
Buyers can fit a panoramic sunroof, heated seats and heated steering wheel as options. Instead of the 19" standard wheels, customers can upgrade to bigger 20" road patches at an extra fee.
The purchase price includes Volvo's Pilot Assist driver support system and Volvo CARE package, which comprises a 5-year maintenance plan and warranty; three years of comprehensive insurance, use of a petrol car for two weeks per year for three years. A public-space charging cable and wall box home charger is also included.
The new Volvo XC40 P6 Recharge cars are scheduled to arrive in South Africa later in the year.