THE XC40 Recharge plug-in is the 1st electrified member of Volvo’s ever-preferred compact SUV portfolio and a precursor to the looming Pure Electrical model owing in this article in August.
Not only is it the most costly variant in the existing XC40 line-up – right up until the BEV arrives – at $64,990 in addition on-roads, it’s also easily the most potent with its turbocharged one.5-litre 3-cylinder PHEV powertrain churning out a meaty 195kW – 10kW extra than the T5 R-Design.
Volvo does not quotation a combined torque determine, but the power-fed minimal triple churns out a respectable 265Nm all by itself (and contributes 135kW to the complete 195).
Even though the electric power output is remarkable, it’s the XC40 Recharge’s financial state figures that demonstrate the most eye-catching.
Blended gas consumption is rated at just 2. litres for every 100km on the combined cycle though the all-electric driving range is rated at 46km thanks to its 10.7kWh lithium-ion battery.
We previously know the XC40 is an extremely well-rounded travel, but we preferred to see if the PHEV model was a worthy addition to the range and if it could justify its $8000 selling price premium more than the T5 R-Design.