Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric SUV to be Locally Assembled in India

To cater to the Indian car market, Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said it will locally assemble its pure electric compact SUV XC40 Recharge at the company’s Hoskote manufacturing facility near Bengaluru. The electric compact SUV XC40 Recharge is expected to be launched in the country next month. Volvo Car India started local assembly in 2017 and is focused on adding models to the locally assembled line-up, the company said in a statement.

Currently, its flagship SUV XC90, mid-size SUV XC60, compact luxury SUV XC40 and luxury sedan S90 are being locally assembled at the Bangalore plant. The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, which offers a range of up to 418 km on a single charge, has become the latest addition to the locally assembled portfolio in India, the company said.

Volvo Car India last year introduced XC60, S90, and XC90 (petrol) models with 48V mild-hybrid system and phased out all diesel models.

Also Read: Tata Motors Delivers 51 Electric Cars Including Nexon EV Max In Nagpur

“We are committed to grow the Indian market and our plan to assemble our latest offering XC40 Recharge at our plant in Bengaluru is a reflection of this resolve. The future of mobility is electric and as a company, we have already said It is expected that we will become a fully electric car company by 2030,” said Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Cars India.

“Our focus on local assembly is a step in this direction. Our current range of internal combustion engine cars is already being launched from the Hoskote plant,” he said.

Volvo Cars, which recently showcased the XC40 Recharge in India, is likely to start deliveries from October. Volvo Car India said that it is committed to introduce a new all-electric model every year from 2022.

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