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Volvo C40 Recharge 170kW Recharge Core 69kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Version review

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Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 front cornering
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  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 charging socket detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior front seats
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior driver display
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior detail
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  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 front boot
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 boot open
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 front cornering
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 rear cornering
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior rear seats
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 front right tracking
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 rear right tracking
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 front tracking
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 rear tracking
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 right static
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 headlight detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 rear light detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 charging socket detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior front seats
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior driver display
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 interior detail
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 front boot
  • Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 boot open
RRP£47,100
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

If you’re sold on the looks and can accept the practicality penalties of the Volvo C40, it stacks up well compared with its immediate competition, especially on performance. It’s also a refined and pleasant electric car to drive, justifying its premium billing. The regular Volvo XC40 Recharge offers similar performance and is a better all-rounder, though, so we’d recommend going for that instead.

Entry-level Core comes with 19in alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, cruise control, a powered tailgate, a 9in touchscreen infotainment system powered by Google and a 12.3in digital instrument panel for the driver.

This smaller battery option on the Volvo C40 Recharge is coupled to a single electric motor that drives the front wheels. It produces 228bhp and is quick enough to get the C40 from 0-62mph in 7.4sec with a top speed of 99mph.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.4 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

413

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km