According to the company, Volvo’s electric XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge SUVs are getting a few minor upgrades. The revamped front fascia of the 2023 XC40 Recharge matches that of its sleeker brother, while the C40 Recharge gains a new single-motor, front-wheel-drive option to join the dual-motor C40 we’ve previously tested.
The only changes to the XC40’s design are the front bumper and headlamps. It’s a nice aesthetic, not that the XC40 was unappealing before this update. In addition, new colors, wheels, and leather-free upholstery choices will be available, and yes, these changes will also apply to the gas-powered XC40 versions in 2023.
The new single-motor C40 has a 69-kilowatt-hour battery pack instead of the 78-kWh battery pack seen in the dual-motor C40. On the optimistic European WLTP test cycle, Volvo forecasts a driving range of around 270 miles with power solely flowing to the front wheels. The 68-kWh battery, according to the company, can charge from 10% to 80% in as little as 32 minutes.
Volvo’s worldwide statement did not say which nations would get the single-motor C40, but a spokesman in the United States indicated we should know more this spring. Nonetheless, we have no reason to anticipate the C40 Recharge, which is less powerful, will be available in the United States. Instead, it’ll be released later this year.