2024 Volvo C40 Recharge price and specs: Range boost, RWD for updated coupe electric SUV
- C40 coupe electric SUV updated with more range
- Single-motor goes RWD, dual-motor gets larger battery
- Priced from $76,990, coming Q3 2023
The Volvo C40 Recharge coupe electric SUV has been given a minor update, with a host of hardware tweaks to add more driving range and improve battery cooling efficiency.
The single-motor variant has now switched to rear-wheel drive, whereas the dual-motor gains a bigger battery with faster charging capabilities.
It’s due to land in Australia in the third quarter of 2023 (July to September inclusive) and is available to order now. However, there have been price rises – $3000 for the single-motor and $4500 for the dual-motor.
The C40 Recharge now costs from $78,990 to $87,990 before on-road costs and provides between 476km to 507km of claimed WLTP driving range depending on the variant.
The luxury electric SUV is eligible for select Australian electric car incentives, excluding the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for company fleets and novated leases.
The Volvo C40 EV rivals models such as the boxier related XC40 Recharge, Tesla Model Y, Polestar 4, Kia EV6, and Mercedes-Benz EQA electric cars.
C40 Recharge Key Specs
The updated Volvo C40 EV single-motor variant switches to rear-wheel drive (previously front-wheel-driven), gets a power bump to 175kW (up 5kW), increased claimed WLTP range to up to 476km (up 38km), and more aerodynamic 19-inch alloy wheels.
Meanwhile, the dual-motor gains a larger 79kWh usable battery (up 4kWh), longer claimed driving range of up to 507km (up 56km), faster 200kW DC charging capability (previously 150kW), and a new in-house developed permanent magnet rear motor paired with an asynchronous front motor producing the same outputs, albeit with a tweaked torque split.View our EV database
C40 Recharge Price and Models
The Volvo C40 Recharge starts from $78,990 before on-road costs for the single-motor Plus trim. Key standard features include a 9.0-inch portrait-orientated touchscreen powered by the Android Automotive operating system with built-in Google Maps and Assistant voice control, fixed panoramic glass roof, and an energy-saving heat pump.
Stepping up to the dual-motor Twin Ultimate variant for $9000 more gains equipment, such as a 360-degree camera system, microtech/textile seats with backlit ‘topography’ trim, and larger 20-inch alloy wheels.
The sleeker C40 coupe electric SUV is $2000 more expensive across the line-up than its boxier XC40 Recharge EV twin. The sleeker, more aerodynamic C40 is differentiated by a fixed panoramic glass roof (instead of openable) and sequential tail-light turn indicators.
C40 Recharge Plus price: $78,990 before on-road costs
|Battery||66kWh usable NMC battery|
|Exterior||19-inch alloy wheels|
|Gloss black wing mirrors, side window trim, roof rails and rooftop|
|Full LED headlights, ‘Thor’s hammer’ daytime running lights and tail-lights with sequential indicators|
|Hands-free power tailgate|
|Interior||Textile seats and floor mats|
|‘Origin’ interior panels|
|Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory and four-way lumbar adjustment|
|Electrically adjustable front passenger seat and four-way lumbar adjustment|
|Manual cushion extensions for front driver and passenger seats|
|Heated front and rear outer seats|
|Electrically folding rear headrests|
|Heated leather-free steering wheel|
|‘Mid level’ interior illumination|
|Fixed panoramic glass roof|
|Tinted rear windows|
|Two-zone climate control|
|Windscreen ticket holder|
|Folding bag hook at glove box|
|Boot floor divider with grocery bag hook|
|Auto-dimming rear view mirror|
|Auto-dimming rear view mirror|
|Technology||9.0-inch Android Automotive infotainment system|
|12.3-inch driver instrument display|
|Four-year data subscription|
|Volvo Cars mobile app|
|‘High performance’ audio system|
|Qi wireless charging pad|
|Rain sensing wipers|
|Safety assist||Front auto emergency braking (AEB) with car/pedestrian/cyclist detection|
|Rear cross-traffic alert|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Lane centring and lane keep assist|
|Front and rear parking sensors|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
C40 Recharge Twin Ultimate price: $87,990 before on-road costs
|Battery||79kWh usable NMC battery|
|Exterior||20-inch alloy wheels|
|LED fog lamps with cornering function|
|Interior||Microtech/textile seats with sport mats|
|‘Topography’ backlit interior panels|
|‘High level’ interior illumination|
|CleanZone cabin air filter function|
|Power child safety rear door locks|
|Technology||13-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound audio|
|Safety assist||360-degree camera|
|Side parking sensors|
Volvo C40 Recharge Options
- Standard paint – no cost: Cloud Blue
- Premium paint – no cost extra: Onyx Black; Vapour Grey; Silver Dawn; Crystal White; Sage Green; Fjord Blue; Fusion Red
C40 Recharge Warranty and Servicing
The Volvo C40 Recharge is covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty and an eight-year battery warranty.
There’s also eight-years of roadside assistance coverage and servicing is only required every two-years for the electric SUV.
The first three-year/100,000km maintenance visits are included for free.
C40 Recharge Spec Comparison
The Volvo C40 Recharge compares well against its electric SUV competition, with more claimed WLTP driving range than the Tesla Model Y.
But, it can't charge as fast as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 that have an 800-volt class battery architecture and has less boot space.
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