2023 Volvo C40 EV launched in Malaysia – RM 288k, XC40 in coupe form for RM 10k more

  • Coupe version of the XC40 EV
  • Priced at RM 288k, RM 10k more than XC40 EV
  • Same powertrain and features

Volvo Car Malaysia has launched the all-electric (EV) Volvo C40 Recharge, priced at RM 288,888. This marks the second locally-assembled (CKD) EV by Volvo Car Malaysia after the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

The Volvo C40 is basically a coupe version of the Volvo XC40 – think BMW X3 and X4 – and sits on the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).

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Powertrain of the C40 mirrors the XC40 Recharge EV, with a pair of electric motors located on the front and rear axles, giving it all-wheel drive (AWD) capability. Combined, total output stands at 408 PS and 660 Nm. Volvo claims a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.7 seconds.

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It also gets the same 78 kWh battery that allows for up to 450 km driving range on a WLTP cycle.

Using a CCS Combo 2 connector, the onboard charger supports up to 11 kW AC charging while DC fast charging is rated at 150 kW, allowing for a 10 to 80 percent charge in 28 minutes.

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In terms of exterior, it’s largely identical to the facelifted XC40 EV from the front with a covered front grille and triangular headlamps. Wheels are 19-inch items wrapped with staggered tyre sizes, with 235/50 R19 rubbers at the front and 255/45 R19 at the rear.

From the side and rear, the coupe profile distinguishes it from the XC40 EV. There’s a subtle spoiler and its taillamp graphics are more prominent, stretching further horizontally to the centre of the car.

Like the XC40 EV, there is a front trunk (frunk) that is rated at 31 litres, and an identically-sized boot at the rear at 413 litres.

Inside, the C40 gets glass panoramic roof, power-operated hands-free tailgate, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display that runs on Android Automotive OS with Google services integration, and Harman Kardon speakers.

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As for advanced safety features, the Volvo C40 Recharge gets the full ADAS suite of IntelliSafe with AEB, LKA, CTA, BLIS, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, and Run-off Road Mitigation. There’s also Pilot Assist, a level 2 semi-autonomous driving feature.

The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric is covered by a 5-year/unlimited mileage vehicle warranty, while the high-voltage battery is covered by an 8-year/160,000 km warranty.

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.

Also read: 2023 Volvo XC40 facelift launched in Malaysia, RM 268k – 278k, EV most expensive variant

Source: 2023 Volvo C40 EV launched in Malaysia – RM 288k, XC40 in coupe form for RM 10k more

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