• October 4, 2023

Volvo Philippines is set to introduce two new all-electric models on October 4: the pure electric Volvo C40 Recharge Twin and the XC40 Recharge Twin.

Dubbed the “twins,” the two new models share similarities that highlight the Volvo DNA running in their electric veins. 

Since they share the same platform, the C40 Recharge Twin and XC40 Recharge Twin have the same dimensions. They also have twin motors (408hp and 660Nm), are both all-wheel drive, and sport an in-house 183kW permanent magnet e-motor on the rear axle and a new 117kW asynchronous electric motor on the front.

This configuration, paired with an 82kWh battery pack and overall efficiency improvements in battery cooling, means the XC40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD can now drive up to 537 kilometers on a single charge (WLTP). The range of the C40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD has improved up to 549km from 447 kilometers (WLTP) when it was first launched globally.

These Swedish stunners will surely gain you second looks—possibly more. A new front bumper and a frameless grille plate keep the all-electric XC40 Recharge visually in sync with the Volvo C40 Recharge.

The signature Thor’s Hammer headlights are augmented with state-of-the-art pixel LED light technology.

Exterior updates also help to improve efficiency where possible. For example, a new 19-inch alloy wheel for both the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge not only boosts the overall look of the models but also helps to reduce drag through its aerodynamic design.

Though these new models share similarities, their distinct personalities remain evident. Key differences include the Volvo C40’s sloped, coupe-like roofline and unique taillight design.

Volvo Cars was the first established car maker to commit to all-out electrification and aims to sell only pure electric cars by 2030. Already by 2025, it aims for half of its global volume to consist of pure electric cars.

Locally, Volvo PH is the first luxury car brand to bring in plug-in hybrid vehicles in the market. In 2022, it introduced a lineup of mild hybrid vehicles, making the company the first luxury car brand to offer an all-electrified range in the country.

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