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VOLVO C40 ESTATE

300kW Recharge Twin Plus 78kWh 5dr AWD Auto

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Top Speed
Top Speed112mph

Driver Convenience

  • 12.3" Progressive Driver Display
  • 7m 10amp charging cable with 3 pin plug and 4.5m 3 phase 32 amp type 2 / mode 3 charge cable
  • 9" centre console portrait touch screen
  • Adjustable steering wheel force
  • Bluetooth handsfree system
  • Driver alert control with lane keeping aid
  • Driver assistance (pilot assist and adaptive cruise control)
  • Driver awareness - Blind spot information system with steer assist, cross traffic alert with autobrake and rear collision warning and mitigation
  • E-call
  • Front park assist
  • Google automotive services enabled entertainment apps, navigation with google maps, voice recognition with google assistant
  • Low speed exterior sound speaker
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Rear park assist
  • Rear park assist camera
  • Speed limiter
  • Speed sensitive steering
  • Wireless/Inductive Mobile Phone Charging

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Charging port located in nearside rear wing
  • Electric front and rear axle drive
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Touring chassis

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • High performance sound, 8 speakers/250W, front USB and 2 rear type C USB
  • Steering wheel remote infotainment controls

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
  • Auto dimming exterior rear view mirror
  • Auto dimming interior mirror
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Automatic LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
  • Black stone boot spoiler
  • Color co-ordinated roof spoiler
  • Colour co-ordinated front grille and surround
  • Dark tinted windows for rear door side windows and cargo compartment
  • Electric adjustable/heated/auto folding door mirrors
  • Fixed panoramic glass sunroof
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front recharge tread plates
  • High gloss black front and rear skid plate
  • High gloss black lower front bumper
  • High gloss black window trim
  • Home safe and approach lighting
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Puddle lights
  • Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activation
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof antenna
  • Visible VIN plate

Interior Features

  • 12V socket in front tunnel console and cargo compartment
  • 2 zone electronic climate control and rear air vent
  • 3 bench rear seats in 2nd row
  • 3 spoke sports tailored steering wheel
  • 60/40 versatile split folding rear seat
  • A-pillar parking ticket holder
  • Advanced interior air cleaner PM2.5
  • Bright metal luggage compartment threshold
  • Centre console cupholders and storage
  • Charcoal headlining
  • Charcoal lower dashboard, upper tunnel console and armrest
  • Extended front seat cushions
  • Flexible load floor and grocery bag holder
  • Floor mats
  • Front footwell illumination
  • Front headrests
  • Front load compartment (31 litres)
  • Front reading light and theatre lighting
  • Front tunnel net pocket and integrated waste bin
  • Glovebox bag hook
  • Heat pump (Enhanced cabin heating and cooling efficiency with optimal vehicle range)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • High gloss black centre tunnel and centre screen surround deco
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holder
  • ISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats
  • Load protection net
  • Multi directional lumbar support
  • Power driver seat with memory + exterior mirrors memory
  • Power passenger seat
  • Rear armrest with cupholder
  • Rear headrests
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Underfloor cargo storage

Passive Safety

  • 3 point rear seatbelts
  • City safety includes pedestrain and cyclist detection, front collision warning with full and rear auto brake
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual stage driver/passenger airbags
  • First aid kit
  • Front and outer rear seatbelt reminder and pretensioners
  • Front seats SIPS airbags
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • Inflatable curtain
  • Passenger airbag cut-off device
  • Power child locks on rear doors
  • Road sign information display
  • Run off Road Mitigation
  • Run off Road Protection
  • SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
  • Slippery road and hazard light alert
  • Stability and traction control includes spin control and corner traction control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist
  • Warning triangle
  • WHIPS whiplash protection system - front

Security

  • Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor
  • Care key with user defined top speed
  • Convenient entry and start
  • Key integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
  • Keyless drive plus handsfree tailgate opening/closing
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Private locking for tailgate

Wheels

  • Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    78
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    7.4
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    1440
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH
    22.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL
    20.8
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH
    2.8
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL
    3.0
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    442
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH
    415
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL
    442
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    274.6
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH
    257.9
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL
    274.6

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
  • Badge Power
    408
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Recharge Twin 300kW
  • Coin Series
    Twin Plus
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    4.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    408
  • Engine Power - KW
    300
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4350
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    487
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    67.3
  • Engine Torque - NM
    660
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    Not Available
  • Top Speed
    112

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    N/A

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    255/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    5 DOUBLE SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1596
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4440
  • Wheelbase
    2702
  • Width
    1910
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2034

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2690
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1205
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    489
  • Max. Loading Weight
    580
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2110
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.4

Volvo's C40 Recharge shows the Swedish brand really getting into gear with its EVs. Jonathan Crouch takes a look...

Background

Given that Volvo's been making overt noises about full electrification for a decade now, it's something of a surprise to realise that this C40 Recharge EV introduces the company's very first exclusively electric model line. Especially so since the Swedish marque is telling us that it will only sell full-electric models from 2030 onwards. As you might expect, the C40 borrows everything that matters from Volvo's very first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. But clothes that powertrain with more unique styling and a more swept-back coupe-style silhouette. Think of the two models as something akin to what Audi already offers in this segment with its Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron SUVs and you'll be somewhere close to what Volvo is trying to do here. Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 will be sold primarily online. And, as with that car, it rolls down the production lines of Volvo's Belgium factory in Ghent.

Driving Experience

There's a choice of EV powertrains. Most affordable is the single-motor variant, which powers the front wheels, comes with a 75kWh (usable) battery and offers a range of up to 269 miles. 62mph from rest takes 7.0s on the way to 99mph. The alternative dual-motor version uses the same battery has the same twin motor AWD powertrain used by the Polestar2. That means you get a 203hp electric motor on each axle, giving a combined output of 408hp and a 0-62 mph time of 4.7s, with a range of up to 274 miles (adequate but not especially noteworthy amongst rivals in this segment). There's a top speed limited to 112mph. At least the decent ride quality of the XC40 should be carried forward here as the C40 sits on the same MacPherson strut suspension set-up up-front, with a multi-link arrangement at the rear. As a driver, you get quite a commanding seating position. In any C40, to get the claimed mileage, you'll need to engage what the Swedish maker calls 'One Pedal Drive', selectable from the 'Driving' menu provided on this centre-dash screen. This dramatically increases the regenerative braking effect when you come off the throttle, to the point where, as advertised, the brake pedal will hardly ever be needed. Other than that, no driving modes are provided, though there is a screen button to firm up the steering.

Design and Build

Though the C40 is created from the building blocks of its XC40 showroom stablemate, Volvo wanted to add in some extra athleticism and lightness to the silhouette, as well as some appealing extra details. So there's a sleek profile and a set of emblematic segmented vertical rear lights. Up-front, the signature Thor's hammer headlights are augmented with neat pixel LEDs which automatically adjust to light conditions and switch on and off independently to optimise the light pattern. As usual with coupe-style SUVs, there are really big wheels. Inside, the design is all about light and freedom of space. Which is why there's lots of glass and a big panoramic roof that enhances the airiness of the cabin. The interior features a signature 'Fjord Blue' colouring for the large swathes carpet that extend up from the floor to the sides of the centre console and the front doors. The dashboard and the front door panels feature backlit translucent graphics with a smart atmospheric three-dimensional effect. The C40 delivers Volvo's first leather-free interior, the main upholstery option containing naturally renewable wool fibres; the alternative uses a combination of suede textile (made of recycled plastic) and microtech material. There's plenty of room for two adults at the back - though it would be a squash with three. And the boot capacity is the same as that of the XC40, rated at 413-litres. Plus there's an extra 'frunk' area beneath the bonnet for the storage of charging cables, offering an additional 31-litres of capacity.

Market and Model

The C40 Recharge model comes with a choice of single or dual-motor powertrains and the brand's 78kWh battery (75kWh usable). Prices start from around £47,000 for the front-driven version, offered in 'Core', 'Plus' or 'Ultimate' levels of trim. The AWD model, priced from around £58,000, comes in 'Plus' or 'Ultimate' spec. Primarily, ordering will be online, though you can do that from a dealer showroom if you'd prefer to have someone guide you through the process. Rather than buying outright, the brand expects most customers to use its 'Care by Volvo' subscription options - there two, both with no deposit and both including servicing and maintenance. There's a 'Flexible' contract, which includes a 30 day trial period at the beginning and requires three month's notice before contract end. Or you can take out a subscription-based contract with a fixed 36 month tariff. The standard subscription rate gives you 6,000 annual miles and customers can top up their limit at the rate of £15 a month for each additional 2000 mile block, up to 10,000 miles, and then add £10 extra on top for the maximum limit of 12,000 miles.

Cost of Ownership

We've already given you this C40 Recharge model's operating range in our 'Driving Experience' section; a maximum of 269 miles for the single-motor model and up to 274 miles for the dual-motor version. These figures place this Volvo some way down the list when it comes to the range you can expect from a compact EV crossover with a battery of comparable size to this car's 78kWh power pack (75kWh usable). Thank this Swedish contender's portly kerb weight (around 2-tonnes) for that. Designers of other comparable rivals have done better in trimming off the kilos - and that shows in the projected range figures they deliver. A Tesla Model Y Performance Dual Motor manages 280 miles; a BMW iX3 delivers 285 miles; an Audi Q4 e-tron 50 quattro manages 295 miles; a Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor model (with exactly the same battery pack and powertrain as the C40 AWD) manages up to 298 miles; and a Ford Mustang MACH-E AWD 76kWh model delivers up to 335 miles. Even to achieve this Volvo's stated figure, you're going to need to make a lot of use of the 'One Pedal Drive' feature that maximises regenerative braking. Still, at least charging times are competitive. Overnight charging via a home wallbox will occupy around 8 hours. When out and about, if you come across a 150kW public rapid charger, you'll be able to replenish from 10% to 80% in just 32 minutes. There are of course, lots of taxation advantages in running an EV. With this one, as with its main rivals, you'll be rated at just 1% for BiK Benefit-in-Kind taxation for the first tax year of use, and at only 2% for the subsequent two years.

Summary

This model, in the company's own words, is 'the future of Volvo'. Over 75% of the cars the company sells these days are SUVs. In future, 100% of them will be EVs. But not yet. And certainly not at the kind of prices the Swedish maker is asking for this C40 Recharge in its current forms. For the time being, you can't help but feel that many of those who choose a C40 are people would have also been quite satisfied with the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric model it's based on. Volvo talks of the need for the kind of younger demographic who'll presumably find the C40's more coupe-style looks appealing. But then adds that it expects older folk to like it too. Ultimately, no one is quite sure how precisely the EV market is going to develop. But Volvo is keen to make sure all the bases are covered.

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