Volvo PH to introduce electrified C40, XC40 in Q4 2023

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo Philippines will expand its model offerings that support sustainable mobility by introducing a pair of electric vehicles (EV) come late this year.


  • When are the two EV offerings from Volvo Philippines expected to be introduced?

    The two models are expected to be formally launched by fourth quarter of 2023.
  • What is the top speed of Volvo's two upcoming electric vehicles?

    The top speed of both models is 180 kph.
  • What powers the Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge?

    The two Volvo electric vehicles are powered by dual electric permanent magnet synchron front and rear motors.
  • The Swedish automaker’s distributor arm in the country confirmed to Carmudi Philippines that it will bring in the twin motor versions of the Volvo C40 and the XC40 by the final quarter of 2023.

    Volvo XC40 Recharge

    The two upcoming Volvo powerhouses are expected to bring jolt to the local automotive industry’s EV industry as the company was known to be the first marque in the country belonging to the luxury segment that offered plug-in hybrid vehicles.

    While waiting for the official pricing of the aforementioned models, here are some of the specifications that we can expect from the forthcoming EV offerings.

    Volvo XC40 Recharge

    Both models are powered by dual electric permanent magnet synchron front and rear motors that can deliver 408 horsepower (hp) and 660Nm of torque. They also have a top speed of 180 kilometers per hour (kph).

    However, despite having the same battery capacity 75 kilowatt hours (kWh), the Volvo C40 Recharge can cover as much as 450 kilometers (km) of road (based WLTP certified data) while the XC40 Recharge, 434 km. From standstill, the Volvo C40 Recharge can reach 100kph in 4.7 seconds and the XC40, in 4.9 seconds.

    Volvo XC40 Recharge

    The differences in performance may be attributed to the vehicles’ corresponding weights, as well as their respective electric energy consumed.

    The Volvo C40 Recharge’s powertrain has an electric energy consumption of only 19.6 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 kilometers (km) and a max running mass of 2,185 kilograms (kg). On the other hand, the XC40 Recharge weighs 2,188kg and has an electric energy consumption of 20.6 kWh.

    Further, both electric vehicle offerings are fitted with eight speakers, seven channels, and 250-watt output as standard for its audio system that goes along with the nine-inch center display that has Google apps and services such as the Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play store.

    Volvo XC40 Recharge

    Also, drivers get to enjoy a new-generation 12-inch information display that features two display modes showing different levels of information: Calm and Navi.

    Currently, Volvo Philippines is retailing the mild-hybrid version of the XC40. Priced at P3.69 million, the model comes with 360-degree view, blind spot information system, brake intervention system, as well as other driver assistive technologies.

    Additionally, Volvo Philippines also retails the S90, XC60and XC90 in their mild hybrid forms.

    Photos from Volvo

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