The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric will only be available as an EV in Malaysia
Volvo Car Malaysia today officially launched the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric in Kuala Lumpur.
Powered by a full electric powertrain that produces an output of 408hp and 660Nm of torque, the C40 Recharge goes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds.
Capable of covering a range of over 450 km on a single charge, the SUV can be charged from 10% to 80% in 28 minutes using a DC fast charger, while AC charging takes 7.5 hours.
Priced at RM288,888 on the road without insurance, those who purchase the C40 Recharge will get a "hassle-free" package that includes:
• 5 years of vehicle warranty
• 8 years of battery warranty or 160,000km (whichever comes first)
• 5 years of Volvo on Call (Roadside Assistance)
• 5 years Volvo Service Included (VSI) or up to 100,000km (whichever comes first)
• 4 years Digital Service
• A charging cable
Essentially a coupe version of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, the C40 here is available in five colours – Crystal White, Black Stone, Silver Dawn, Sage Green and the latest colour Fjord Blue.
Technically the first-ever Volvo designed to be electric-only, the C40 Recharge sits on the same CMA platform as the XC40 and Polestar 2.
It has the same powertrain, too, with an electric motor each for the front- and rear-axles and a 78kWh lithium-ion battery in between.
As with all Volvos, the top speed is limited to 180km/h.
Head-on the C40 looks pretty much the same as the electric version of the XC40, with the rakish rear-end visible only as you walk around to one side. The C40 is 70mm lower than the XC40 and a fraction shorter, but exactly the same width.
Inside you’ll find no leather whatsoever – another first for Volvo – and the excellent Google Android-based infotainment system from the Polestar & electric XC40.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric brings Volvo Car Malaysia one step closer to its global vision of having a fully electric line-up by 2030 and becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040.
These efforts reflect its global ambition of sustainability and Volvo Cars intends to influence the pace of the automotive industry’s transition to full electrification.
Volvo Car Malaysia also introduced its ‘Online Sales’ platform – the company’s first ever initiative to sell cars directly to its customers in Malaysia.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric will be available via an e-commerce platform that would enable customers to make bookings and payments directly to Volvo Car Malaysia on the company’s official website.