The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharges interior is stylish, spartan and sporting fresh tech

The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is an all-electric crossover coupe from Volvo that has a new Android-based infotainment system. We already knew this car was fast, comfortable and interesting to look at. Now let’s dive into the tech. We take a look at the minimalist setup and touch on some of the pros and cons of daily use, including its sneaky-good digital owner’s manual that harnesses the power of Google.

Hello everybody it’s byron and welcome to the interior of the 2022 volvo c40 recharge this is an electric compact hatchback slash crossover thing as you can see i’ve been using it as such and we’re going to look a little bit at the infotainment system today this is the new google based infotainment system that volvo’s rolling out and as you can see we’ve got some

Familiar google elements here already you’ve got google maps up there at the top you got the play store down here yes it has an actual google play store not just their own individually side branded app store that only lets you do certain things however i’ll caution you that you can only use apps that are actually compatible with the car you can’t just download

Anything you want and all in all this is a fairly clean and well executed interior the tech is obviously the showpiece here we’ve got this you know like google style interface in the cluster and what you get over here it’s otherwise fairly spartan it’s a little more on the ikea end but of course this is an ev they’re trying to save weight where they can so a lot

Of the functionality gets baked into the touch screen the nice thing is there is still a good old-fashioned volume knob here which i’ve turned off hopefully for us the hvac and everything is controlled through this climate section of the touchscreen which is a bit unfortunate but again something we’ve seen carry over from volvo so no real surprise there basic

Functionality here is to be the same as what you’re used to with previous volvo systems that’s the home button this is the extent of our home screen right now you can manipulate these individual tiles but so far these are the only ones that we actually have on the home screen there’s a drop down here for notifications status indicators all that kind of stuff if

You’re used to well say an android smartphone this is going to work fairly similarly we’ve got the app screen down here and this brings up what we’ve got you can see individual stripes again and if you have more apps than fit into each one of the bands there’s a little drop down that appears for you to add to it from here you also get the owner’s manual which is

Something i’d like to call out just because it is very nice having a google powered owner’s manual you can see i’ve searched for regenerative braking earlier i was looking for a way to turn off one pedal driving and i found it very quickly by searching for regen and gave me this little screen here that tells me exactly what to do and this is a lot easier to browse

And uh obviously much easier to search than an actual physical owner’s manual which this car didn’t come with not necessarily because volvo doesn’t include one but just because frequently we don’t get them when we get these loner vehicles so it’s nice being able to search through this in fact the keywords that you can search for in this are much more intuitive than

The terms you would look for in the appendix or index of a physical copy of the owner’s manual it makes it a lot easier to find what you’re looking for and that’s kind of the general consensus for the rest of this it’s it’s a very simple layout yeah we’ve got you know the one knob which is kind of a bummer and just very few buttons down here it’s all in the screen

But fortunately the screen does work pretty well and it integrates nicely with the rest of the interior again the cluster’s very nice and everything on here really kind of just fades away when you’re not using it quite literally in the case of the cluster where you can dismiss the entire cluster screen if you just don’t want to have anything there it’s quite nice

It’s neat it’s tidy it’s very volvo we’re impressed

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The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge's interior is stylish, spartan and sporting fresh tech By Autoblog