Volvo has rolled out its first assembled-in-India all-electric SUV XC40 Recharge from its Hoskote plant near Bengaluru.
This marks a major milestone in the company’s commitment to become an all-electric company by 2030.
The XC40 Recharge received a a strong response from luxury car buyers in India with booking opening online the next day. All 150 units of the XC40 Recharge, for CY2022 and the Indian market, have been sold out. The company plans to complete deliveries of the 150 XC40 Recharge cars by end of December 2022 after starting them in October.
Volvo Car India Managing Director Jyoti Malhotra, flagged off the first XC40 Recharge in the presence of its car Plant Head Pascal Kusters, and other members of the plant team.
The XC40 Recharge pure electric is powered by a twin-motor. The SUV develops 408 bhp and 660Nm of peak torque. The electric motors are powered by a 78 kWh battery pack that enable a range of up to 418km on a single charge, as per international test conditions (WLTP). It can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 4.9 seconds. The battery can be recharged from 10 percent to 80 per cent in around 28 minutes using a fast charger (150KW).
“We had in May this year announced that we would commence local assembly of our all electric offering the XC40 Recharge and today we witnessed the first car rolling off the assembly line at our Hoskote plant near Bengaluru, Karnataka. Today’s event further strengthens our commitment of offering the Indian market a new electric model every year. The rollout is also a step in the right direction towards our goal of becoming an all-electric company by 2030,” said Jyoti Malhotra.
“It is a new milestone reached at the Indian plant. Our journey to all electric luxury car maker in India begins with this roll out. This is a new and enriching experience for all of us. With this roll out we have shown that Volvo Car is always committed to offering the best in technology and sustainable mobility solutions,” said Pascal Kusters, Volvo’s Car Plant Head.