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The Volvo XC40 Recharge EV is the Millenials choice of a Practical and Premium SUV!

Distributed by Sime Darby Motors alongside Volvo Cars Malaysia,The Volvo XC40 Recharge ushers in a new wave of electic vehicles.Official starting Price is at RM278,888*.Currently there is only 1 variant which is the Ultimate Variant which is an AWD unit.The Volvo XC40 EV is locally assembled(CKD) and will benefit from government’s EV incentives.Volvo Cars 

Output wise the XC40 EV produces 402HP and 660Nm of torque.The two electric motors,one from each axle pushes the XC40 from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds and with a top speed electonically limited to 180km/h.The battery capacity of the XC40 EV is 78 kWh and on a full charge,the XC40 EV ranges up to 438KM according to Volvo Cars Malaysia.Charging the XC40 EV from 0-80% takes 7.5 Hours with AC charging at 11 kW and it takes 30 Minutes with DC 150 kW charging with CCS2 connection.

The XC40 EV comes standard with 19 inch five-double spoke black diamond cut wheels.It comes with an Android based infotainment system with a 9” touchscreen with built-in Google Services and a 12” digital instrument cluster.The XC40 EV is fitted with a 600 watt Harmon Kardon Sound Systems with 13 speakers,Qi wireless charging,dual zone climate controls with rear air vents and electric assisted powered front seats.The XC40 comes in 5 different colors,Black Stone,Crystal White,Thunder Grey,Fjord Blue and Sage Green.

Safety Features includes the City Safety suite (collision avoidance & mitigation with intersection support; pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection), front and rear collision warning and mitigation support, Driver Alert Control, Lane Keeping Aid, Run-Off Road Mitigation with Road Edge Detection, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Steer Assist and Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) with Autobrake.It also comes with 360 degree camera.

In Addition,the cargo capacity is 452 Litres and the tailgate is power assisted.The car is also equipped with ISO fix points to fit baby car seats.Interesting quirks and features of the XC40 EV is that because it is a Pure Electric vehicle,it requires no gearbox rather as it is one pedal driving mode allows you to use the accelerator pedal to accelerate and slow down the vehicle by using regenerative braking thus decreasing the wear and tear of the brake pads and using them as less as possible.The XC40 also possesses no push start button,rather you can immediately enter the car and drive off without fiddling with the gear knob or waiting until the car is warmed up.

Overall the Volvo XC40 EV is a great all rounder Electric EV’s for first time EV buyers as it provides both practicality and performance for the price.The Volvo Cars Warranty for the battery is 8 years or 160,000km, whichever occurs first, provided that the car and battery are maintained and used in accordance with Volvo Cars’ recommendations.

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