Billed as the most affordable all-electric luxury vehicle in South Africa (remember, priced from R723 000, the MINI Cooper SE — a premium product — is the least expensive EV locally), the Volvo XC40 P6 Recharge will soon arrive in our market. See pricing below…
Slotting in below its more expensive (and powerful) emissions-free XC40 sibling, the P8 Recharge (see pricing here), the P6 Recharge is equipped with a single electric motor. Coupled with a 69 kWh battery pack, the electric unit produces 170 kW and 330 Nm of torque. The Swedish car manufacturer says the P6 Recharge can travel up to 423 km when its lithium-ion battery is fully charged.
The Gothenburg-based brand further claims the electric crossover/SUV sprints to the three-figure marker from a standstill in “just” 7.4 seconds. The braked towing capacity is rated at 1 500 kg.
As standard, the XC40 P6 Recharge ships with 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch items are available as an option). Volvo says, “The newcomer is generously specified, with only a panoramic sunroof and heated seats/steering wheel as optional as everything else is standard.”
Included in the list of standard specifications are the company’s latest Android-powered touchscreen infotainment system, replete with built-in Google apps and services, wireless smartphone charging, fore and aft park distance sensors, and a reverse-view camera.
Priced from R1 075 000, the XC40 P6 Recharge is available to order (exclusively via the My Volvo website) from 26 July 2022. However, Volvo SA says only a limited number of units will be offered, with priority given to those on the existing waiting list. A five-year maintenance plan and warranty are included.