Volvo C40 Recharge gets single-motor variant, XC40 Recharge gets a minor design refresh

Volvo has updated some of the features on two of its electric vehicles (EVs), adding a new single-motor variant for the C40 Recharge, and refreshing some design features on the XC40 Recharge.

Volvo C40 Recharge Single Motor

Along with the dual-motor C40 Recharge, customers can now order the electric SUV in a single-motor configuration.

The single-motor C40 is equipped with a 69kWh battery pack, down from the 78kWh pack found in the dual-motor variant.

The smaller battery gives the single-motor variant an estimated range for 434km (270 miles) on a full charge based on the generous WLTP rating schedule.

Volvo says the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in about 32 minutes using a fast-charging system.

The automaker did not specify if all markets will receive this new variant, but said more information on availability will be coming this spring.

Volvo XC40 Refresh

The XC40 Recharge is only getting some minor cosmetic changes for the 2023 model year.

A new front bumper and a frameless grille plate keep the all-electric XC40 Recharge visually in sync with the Volvo C40 Recharge, aligning the two cars that symbolise Volvo Cars’ electrification journey.

Volvo also added “Thor’s Hammer” headlights with pixel LED technology that can automatically adapt to traffic and not blind other drivers.

New colors, wheels and leather-free upholstery options will also be available.

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