Here’s How Much the Volvo C40 Recharge Will Cost
A few months after the reveal of the coupe companion to the XC40 Recharge, Volvo has released pricing information for the rakish electric crossover, for which it had been accepting $500 reservations since March. The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge will start at $59,845 prior to the application of federal and local tax credits, including the ever-popular $7,500 credit. The model will arrive in dealerships later this year, joining the XC40 Recharge, but will not receive a gas-engined twin unlike the XC40. This means if you want a coupe-shaped crossover from Volvo, electric is the only way to go.
The C40 Recharge follows the now-familiar price positioning of other wagon and coupe crossover duos, landing $4,700 north of the starting price of its more wagon-like XC40 Recharge sibling with which it shares its CMA platform, also used by the Polestar 2. But the 2022 crossover also lands notably further north of some of the competition when it comes to price, including the Mustang Mach-E with its $43,995 starting price, and even further from the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover that arrived earlier this spring. So it won’t quite be a direct competitor to the likes of the VW ID.4 and the Nissan Ariya, which will also arrive later this year. The Volvo lands far closer to the starting price of the similarly-rakish Tesla Model Y, starting at a bit more than $53,000.
The C40 Recharge will also land a bit south of its competitors when it comes to range, with the 75-kWh battery pack serving up a projected 210 miles. Official EPA figures won’t be available until later this year, but given the XC40 Recharge’s 208-mile EPA range with an identical battery, its coupe sibling is not expected to serve up a dramatically greater range number. This means the C40 Recharge will inevitably land close to the shorter-range Mach-E, with its 211-mile range, but quite far from the 305-mile range the longer-range Mustang offers. The Volvo model will also land well below the 326-mile range the Model Y offers.
But the Volvo won’t be short on luxury features, slated to be offered solely in the range-topping Ultimate trim includes 20-inch wheels, a panoramic glass roof, a 360-degree camera, Harman Kardon Premium Sound, pixel LED lighting and the Pilot Assist system. The C40 Recharge will also include 250 kWh of free charging from Electrify America to be used during the first three years, after which customers will be eligible for Electrify America’s Pass+, with Volvo covering the first year of membership.
The XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge are Volvo’s first battery-electric models on sale, but they’ll soon be joined by others as the automaker expands its EV lineup, with a battery-electric XC90 on the way.
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