Volvo unveils updated C40 and XC40 Recharge models

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Volvo has introduced a range of updates to its electric car range, including a full design of the XC40 Recharge and a new version of the C40 Recharge.

The XC40 Recharge gets an all-new front bumper and frameless grille plate, bringing the SUV in line with the C40 Recharge. The headlights – inspired by Thor’s hammer, apparently – have been updated with pixel LED lighting technology to illuminate the way ahead without dazzling oncoming drivers.

Drivers will also get “premium leather-free” upholstery options with the XC40 Recharge, as well as new exterior colors and new alloy wheels.

“As we move towards an all-electric company, our design language follows,” says Robin Page, head of design at Volvo Cars.

“With the refreshed all-electric XC40, we continue to evolve its instantly recognizable design, creating a more modern face with a sleeker front and even more integrated grille.”

The C40 sedan, on the other hand, received a new single-engine variant adding to the existing twin-engine version.

Sending power to the front wheels only, the single-motor C40 gets a 96kWh battery and can go up to 269 miles on a single charge. The battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in 32 minutes on a fast charging system.

The new C40 and XC40 variants, as well as all other new Volvos, will be available through an updated offer concept, designed to make the process of ordering Volvo cars online easier and more convenient.

Volvo customers will now be able to choose between different equipment levels and select the options that best suit their personal needs. The new offering structure reflects Volvo Cars’ ambitions to increase price transparency, as well as reduce the complexity of its model offering by focusing on attractive pre-selected variants.

UK order books for updated models are now open, although first deliveries are expected in the third quarter.