Volvo C40 electric crossover on track for late 2022 arrival

The first new Volvo C40 electric crossovers will start to arrive towards the end of the first quarter, as the Swedish carmaker prepares to launch its second all-electric vehicle by the start of the fourth quarter.

A spokesperson for Volvo Australia told The Driven that cars will arrive in September, and that drivers will start seeing the first customers’ C40s on the road in October.

Initial pricing and specifications of the C40 were first revealed by Volvo’s Australian arm in April. At the time, the carmaker said the low profile electric crossover will be available in both a single motor and dual motor variant.

This includes an all-wheel-drive variant with 300kW/660Nm power train priced from $82,490 before on-road costs and will deliver acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in a 4.7 seconds.

A 150kW DC fast charger will charge its 78kWh lithium-ion battery from 10% to 80% capacity in 40 minutes, giving it an estimated 420km of WLTP-certified range.

Starting from $74,990 before on-roads, the single-motor front-wheel drive model outperforms the dual-motor model’s 420 WLTP driving miles per charge while using a smaller battery (69 kWh).

The single motor variant’s smaller battery, according to Volvo, also allows for quicker charging periods. It can charge from 10% to 80% in as little as 32 minutes, which is eight minutes faster than the bigger 78kWh lithium-ion battery.

C40 Recharge
Next Generation Information System All-Wheel-Drive
Four-year data subscription, incldigital and Google services

20” Recharge 5-Spoke Black Diamond-cut Alloy wheel

9” Center Screen Display 360° Camera
Smart Telephone Integration

Premium Sound System – Harman Kardon with Subwoofer

Speech function

Microtech & Textile Interior (Topography Decor)

Inductive charging for smartphones
City Safety

Collision Warning and Mitigation, Front and Rear

Park Assist, Front and Rear with Camera

Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert

Adaptive Cruise Control, Pilot Assist and Lane Keeping Aid

Parking assistance, front, and rear

Hill start assist and Hill Descent Control


Keyless Entry and Hands-Free tailgate

Electronic Folding Exterior Mirrors
Panoramic Roof, fixed

Auto Dimming Internal and External Mirrors

Thor’s Hammer LED Headlight System

Origin interior decor inlays
2 Zone Climate Control System
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats
Front and rear carpet mats
Power Folding Rear Headrests

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