Just four days after Volvo opened the order books for the highly anticipated Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge in May 2021, each and every one of the initial units was spoken for…
After much anticipation and excitement, the first example has arrived in South Africa and has already been delivered to its new owner at Tom Campher Volvo Cars, Johannesburg.
As a result of growing local demand, Volvo Car South Africa has secured an additional allocation of units for the local market with orderbooks now open and deliveries earmarked for June 2022. Sold exclusively online via the automaker’s innovative My Volvo website, the XC40 P8 Recharge represents the flagship of the XC40 range and is priced at R1,2-million.
“The XC40 P8 Recharge ships standard with the Volvo CARE package, which includes not only a five-year maintenance plan and warranty – with the battery pack covered for eight years or 160 000 km – but also three years of comprehensive insurance, use of a petrol-powered vehicle for a two week holiday every year for three years, a home charging wallbox, and all the requisite charge cables,” said Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director at Volvo Car South Africa.
The broader Recharge range made up 27 per cent of Volvo’s total sales volume in 2021, and the XC40 P8 Recharge is expected to bolster this further with its impressive 418 km range and lively performance.
Speaking of performance, the twin electric motors are linked to a 78 kWh battery pack, resulting in the XC40 P8 Recharge’s impressive peak outputs of 304 kW and 660 N.m. With power directed to all four wheels, the XC40 P8 Recharge is capable of seeing off the obligatory 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4,9 seconds.
As one might expect from the svelte swedes, the EV features a full array of safety equipment as standard, as well as numerous driver assistance features and a five-star Euro NCAP rating.