2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Interior & Exterior

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Interior & Exterior

It’s the inevitable occupied crossover from volvo a car surely required for it to keep pace with the big three germans which the swedes traditionally offer a chilled out alternative to what’s possibly less inevitable is the fact the supreme logically named c40 it’s an xc40 with some of the ruggedness grated off is purely electric perhaps with volvo claiming 50

Percent of its sales will be evie by 2025 and 100 by 2030 it ought not to be such a shock after all but they are surely willfully losing a few sales by not simply transplanting the xc 40s many and varied engines petrol diesel hybrid and electric into its morse felt sibling not least because the numbers it launches with a punchy for a relatively compact crossover

Namely a 402 brake horsepower peak and a 57 000 pound price tag hunting it firmly into the territory occupied by some big hitting and already well established plug-in suvs a 78 kilowatt hours lithium-ion battery feeds two electric motors one on each axle for awd with 201 brake horsepower apiece for that 402 brake horsepower total the wltp range is 276 miles while

0 to 62 miles per hour takes 4.7 seconds but feels quicker and the top speed as per all brand new volvos is limited to 112 miles per hour this first glut of c40s use the same powertrain you’ll find in upper class xc40s and polestar 2s which in turn tells us that cheaper less powerful c40s driving just their front axle will follow power is permanently split fifty

Fiftieths between front and rear for now with no drive mode switch to toggle up to a sportier mode in fact the whole experience is built around simplicity it’s the word bandit about when you ask volvo quite where this car sits when the clearly related polestar 2 occupies a similar corner of the market the c40 is for those sick of being bombarded with a fistful

Of modes and a dizzying array of buttons when they climb inside a car volvo’s even blanked off the starter button beside the steering column though not very luxuriously the whole car operates around a system developed with google which means shock there’s no apple carplay functionality at least not for the moment where phone tech quickly outstrip that of cars

Leading to the exponential rise of people simply mirroring their apps rather than relying on car makers os this is volvo wrestling back some kudos the car is drip fed frequent updates so that the google maps nav is always up to date right down to identifying which electric charging points are or aren’t occupied nearby most of the apps you love can be downloaded

To the car beaming your questionable spotify playlist right into the booming harman kardon stereo but any especially apple why audio might just have to be pumped to the speakers through bluetooth which does seem a little low fi for the price tag launched in 2021 with the twin motor setup and kit pack pro trim the c40 kicks off at 57 400 pounds or 729 pounds per

Month on volvo’s care scheme which bundles in all the key maintenance stuff over its three-year term the c-40 looks great and has all the zen interior ambience you’d hope from a volvo with a silent drivetrain they say it’s been penned with design as its priority and you can tell there are plentiful neat touches nearly all with a wholesomely sustainable story to

Back up their materials you also have pernickety gripes almost all of them typical of a slant-roofed suv what holds the c-40 back for now is that fact it launches with such high spec and thus such a high price especially given some of its interior bits are shared with xc40s half the cost if you want a willfully different electric crossover where practicality

Takes a slight back seat sweden already does a wholly convincing one of those and priced from under forty thousand pounds too it’s called the polestar too the c40 arrives in a market that’s already quite bustling and to cut a long story short it drives rather like you’d expect a 2.1 ton 400 brake horsepower ev to drive which is to say needlessly quick in a

Straight line that 4.7 seconds claim feels close to modest if anything then relatively and fussed by cornering it’s neat tidy and grips well but it could never hope to be a sports car especially given volvo stitched anything approaching a drive mode this is a car that knowingly coerces you into a karma way of life your only options dynamically are whether you

Want one pedal operation on or off and it’s firmer steering mode activated or not we found the one pedal setting less smooth than some rivals and needing some careful use of the throttle to stop it feeling like a shrunken teenage learner is inhabiting the footwell on stopping duty you

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