Volvo C40 Recharge 175kW Recharge Ultimate 69kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

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  • Volvo C40 Recharge interior infotainment
  • Volvo C40 Recharge right driving
  • Volvo C40 Recharge front cornering
  • Volvo C40 Recharge front right driving
  • Volvo C40 Recharge front detail
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RRP £57,555What Car? Target Price£54,720
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

If you’re sold on the looks and can accept the practicality penalties of the 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 XC40 Recharge offers similar performance and is a better all-rounder, though, so we’d recommend going for that instead.

This top-spec model adds larger 20in wheels, ambient lighting, adaptive front headlights, a 360-degree camera and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

This smaller battery option (which replaces the 170kW) is coupled to a single electric motor that drives the rear wheels. It produces 235bhp and is quick enough to get the C40 from 0-62mph in 7.4sec.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

413

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km