GM Authority spy photographers recently caught GM benchmarking the all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge subcompact crossover.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is characterized by a flat grille and streamlined, aerodynamic shape, with heavy creases and broad, flat shapes front to back. The wheels present a broad five-spoke layout and two-tone color scheme, falling in line with the black-and-blue two-tone body. In terms of exterior dimensions, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is 174.8 inches long, 75.2 inches wide, and 65 inches tall.
As for what’s inside, the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers seating for five passengers, with a total cargo capacity of 57.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Volvo is also outfitting the crossover with a leather-free interior in the name of “responsible luxury.” Three trim levels are on offer, listed from bottom to top as Core, Plus, and Ultimate.
Interior features include Google built-in, cross traffic alert, and a power trailgate, while higher in the lineup the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers a Laminated Panoramic Moonroof, a 360-degree camera system, Pilot Assist, and a Harman Kardon sound system.
Providing motivation is a twin-motor, all-wheel drive system doling out a maximum of 402 horsepower. Range-per-charge is set at 223 miles, while the 0-to-60 mph test is completed in 4.7 seconds. The battery pack can also recharge from 10 percent to 80 percent in 37 minutes when plugged into a 150kW DC fast-charging source. Towing capacity is set at 2,000 pounds.
Pricing for the Volvo XC40 Recharge starts at $53,550. To note, Volvo also sells the C40 Recharge, offered as a crossover coupe equivalent to the XC40 Recharge.
As for developments in the GM camp, The General is currently working on a new Cadillac EV model that will slot in under the Cadillac Lyriq in terms of sizing, likely measuring in with similar dimensions as the Chevy Equinox EV. It’s uncertain at this time, but certainly within the realm of possibility that the forthcoming, smaller Cadillac EV will rival the Volvo XC40 when it finally hits the market.