What is the best electric SUV on the market? The answer to this question can be very complicated, because there are all kinds of alternatives, as well as tastes and interests on the part of different clients. However, as the minimum or basic details for each person are filtered, the answer becomes clearer or simpler. Usually, one is looking for a attractive design, technology, autonomy and, above all, safety for its occupants. And there is one car that fits this description perfectly: the Recharging the Volvo C40.
It can be said that the Volvo C40 Recharge landed in Spain with almost no noise. However, despite not making big marketing campaigns or advertisements about it, this electric SUV has positioned itself for many as the ideal candidate to occupy their garage space for various reasons.
Aesthetically, it can attract more or less attention, although it is clear that Volvo has managed to hit the right key to create a truly attractive model for almost all customers. However, in general terms, it can be passed for a Volvo XC40, the truth is that the pronounced drop in the C-pillar gives it significant. At the front, its perfectly faired grille painted in body color stands out, but also the optical groups with the now classic ‘Thor’s Hammer’ as a lighting signature.
Looking at its profile, its status as an SUV is clear, with a higher ground clearance than a conventional car, as well as surprising protections that surround the entire unit to give it that more touch. presumptuously. This area is supported by some 19 inch wheels Serial. Finally, the rear, as we have already mentioned, is characterized by a particular drop in the C-pillar, as well as a small spoiler integrated into the trunk lid. Despite this shape, the rear lights have a classic shape within the Swedish brand.
Entering its cabin, a minimalist and sober interior is presented in equal parts. It can be said that, almost, all the prominence of this space is reserved for the 9-inch central screen positioned vertically and surrounded by two ventilation outlets. Design is very personal in this aspect. In the rest of the points there is a notable absence of physical buttons, because everything is almost summed up in the central screen. A 12-inch panel is also located behind the steering wheel. Of course, this model can boast of combining all the safety philosophies that Volvo has been proud of for years. One thing that puts them as the safest car company.
In terms of space itself, the front row is as capable as you’d expect. It also includes several spaces where you can leave personal items, such as your cell phone, wallet or keys. Its seats can have electric adjustment in different positions. In the second chair, Its occupants have enough legroom or headroom. although on this last point the habitability is somewhat understated due to the design of the car itself.
Regarding its cargo space, the Volvo C40 Recharge has two trunks: one located under the front hood with a capacity of 31 liters, specially designed to store cables, and another top one with 413 liters in volume. Adding to the total, the result is 444 liters of space to carry things. However, the main space can be increased by folding the second row of seats in a ratio of 40:60, thus reaching 1,205 liters.
Mechanically, the Volvo C40 Recharge has two mechanical variants with one engine: Single and Single Extended Range. In both, the electric motor is located on the rear axle, giving it a rear-wheel drive system. However, the second has a more prominent autonomy, because it able to reach 581 kilometers, compared to 487 kilometers of the access route. There is also a ‘Twin Motor’ with a double electric block and all-wheel drive. Currently, the most accessible version has 238 HP, while the most capable is also 408 HP.
Ending the ever-worrying issue of economy, the Volvo C40 Recharge is available for purchase in Spain for 50,180 euros in its access version, a price that goes up to 2,200 euros if you want to choose the most capable battery. Finally, the one with dual motors has a starting price of 62,039 euros.