10:30 PM | January 24 2022
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric single-motor to meet surging demand
Australian customers now have a choice between single-motor and dual-motor versions of the popular XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.
Volvo Car Australia is responding to the surging demand for its electric cars in Australia by launching a new, single-motor variant of its popular XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact luxury SUV.
The new version of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric comes with a single electric motor on the front axle, and represents a balanced take on power, performance and efficiency.
The electric motor delivers a smooth, linear power output across the speed range, making it supremely smooth and refined to drive just like its twin-motor sibling.
MY23 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vehicles will feature a new front bumper, frameless grille plate, new headlamp surrounding finishes, and new rear bumper inserts.
The twin-motor XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will also gain class-leading Pixel headlight technology, as well as sustainable upholstery and a new wheel design.
Above: 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.
The introduction of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric single motor comes amid strong ongoing demand for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric that 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," said Volvo Car Australia’s managing director, Stephen Connor.
"The introduction of the single-motor variant in 2022 will enable us to respond to this extraordinary demand with even a more affordable Pure Electric option.
"Via this introduction we have delivered a fantastic offering without compromising on our core values and safety."
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 on its journey to being an all-electric company by 2030.
Key features for the single motor variant Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric
Single Electric Motor (front axle)
Maximum power: 170kW
Maximum torque: 330Nm
Speed limit 180Km/h (limited)
69kWh Standard Range battery with expected WLTP range of about 380km
19-inch 5-Double Spoke Black Diamond-cut Alloy wheels
'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights
Park Assist Camera
Heated Front & Rear Seats and heated steering wheel
Digital Services including Google Services
Next Generation Infotainment System including 4-year data subscription
Wireless Inductive Smartphone Charging
Solid and Metallic exclusive exterior colours
Five-year unlimited kilometre warranty
Three-year 100,000-kilometre service wear and tear plan, which includes wiper blades, brake pads and brake discs