Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge 300kW 78kWh R DESIGN 5dr AWD Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£53,300
Review

It might be some time since we voted the multitalented Volvo XC40 our Car of the Year, but it still cuts the mustard. It blends generous passenger space and a practical boot with a quality interior and top-notch safety. That means you aren't only buying a hugely desirable product, but one backed up with real substance. Just be aware that the plug-in hybrid Recharge versions aren't as good to drive as regular petrol models, but will reduce your company car tax bill.

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Our favourite trim. This adds seats trimmed in leather and suede, power-folding door mirrors, a powered tailgate, privacy glass and multicoloured ambient interior lighting to everything you get with cheaper Momentum trim. You also get sports suspension, which delivers a better-controlled and more comfortable ride.

Nearly 250 miles on a single charge and 0-62mph in just 4.9sec are seriously good key points, but it's also mega expensive until Volvo brings out cheaper trim levels.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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