By Otsile Kadiege
Volvo Car South Africa has announced that local order books for the new fully electric C40 Recharge have officially opened. Available online through the automaker’s My Volvo website and offered exclusively in flagship Ultimate specification.
C40 Recharge Ultimate performance
The futuristic-looking all-wheel-drive C40 Recharge is powered by a twin-motor configuration and a 78 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack. It delivers peak outputs of 300 kW and 660 Nm. Volvo claims 0-100 km/h sprint is dispatched in a mere 4.7 seconds and it has a range of up to 444 km (WLTP cycle).
C40 Recharge Ultimate specification
As its name suggests, the Ultimate trim level means the C40 Recharge is very well specified as standard, shipping with items such as electrically adjustable front seats, seat heating (both front and rear), a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charging and two-zone climate control, which incorporates Volvo’s special air-purifying system.
The fresh-faced electric vehicle also features the latest Android-powered infotainment system, run through a 9.0-inch touchscreen and complete with built-in Google apps and services, as well as a 12.3-inch digital driver display and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system. Volvo’s comprehensive suite of driver-supporting safety features is likewise included.
Pricing and availability
South Africa’s initial allocation is 50 units, with the first customer cars scheduled for delivery in June 2023. The Volvo C40 Recharge is priced from starting price of R1,285,000.
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