Volvo’s popular XC40 Recharge Pure Electric small SUV will soon gain a coupe-themed C40 sibling, priced $2000 to $2500 higher.
- 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge pricing and specifications
- Single and dual-motor options available
- Glass roof, active safety tech all standard
- Priced from $74,990 before on-road costs
The 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge small electric SUV will launch in Australia in the third quarter of 2022 (July to September), priced from $74,990 plus on-road costs.
The C40 is the coupe-styled twin to the popular XC40 Recharge Pure Electric launched in Australia last year, sharing its Volvo sibling’s choice of single or dual-motor drivetrains – but grafting on a sloping roofline aimed more at style and driving range, rather than practicality.
Over its standard sibling, the C40 – the first C-badged Volvo since the C30 hatch was axed in 2013 – costs $2000 more in single-motor trim, or $2500 more with dual electric motors.
Powering the entry-level single-motor model is a 170kW/330Nm electric motor on the front axle, paired with a 67kWh (usable capacity; or 69kWh total) battery good for a 7.4-second 0-100km/h time, and an estimated 434km of claimed WLTP driving range.
The flagship dual-motor (or ‘Twin Motor’) model features two 150kW electric motors and a 75kWh (usable; or 78kWh total) battery for combined outputs of 300kW/660Nm, a 4.7-second 0-100km/h time and an estimated 420km of claimed range.
DC fast charging at up to 150kW is standard, allowing for a 10 to 80 per cent recharge in as little as 32 minutes in the single-motor model, or 40 minutes with the dual-motor grade’s larger battery.
The C40 Recharge is both the first Volvo model to be offered solely with electric power, as well as the first to be “completely [anima] leather-free”.
Standard features include a 9.0-inch touchscreen with Google integration, a digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, glass roof, heated seats, hands-free power tailgate, dual-zone climate control, and a full suite of active safety technology.
Opting for the dual-motor model adds the upgraded mechanicals, plus 20-inch wheels (up from 19-inch units expected on the base car), a Harman Kardon sound system, textile and microtech upholstery, and a 360-degree camera.
The 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge will arrive in Australian showrooms in the third quarter of 2022 (July to September), alongside the facelifted XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Australian pricing
- C40 Recharge Pure Electric Single Motor – $74,990
- C40 Recharge Pure Electric Twin Motor – $82,490
Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric Single Motor standard features:
- Single-motor drivetrain
- 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Google services, including maps
- 12-inch digital instrument display
- Wireless phone charging
- LED headlights and tail-lights
- Keyless entry and start
- Dual-zone climate control
- Panoramic glass roof (fixed)
- Heated front and rear seats
- Power-folding rear headrests
- Hands-free power tailgate
- Power-folding, auto-dimming side mirrors
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Front and rear carpet mats
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane-keep assist
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Automatic parking
- Hill descent control
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric Twin Motor adds (over Single Motor):
- Dual-motor all-wheel drive
- 20-inch Recharge five-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels
- Harman Kardon premium sound system
- Textile and microtech interior upholstery
- 360-degree camera
Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.