2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric price and specifications

Volvo’s popular electric SUV has been given a more affordable single-engine variant along with a wider facelift for the entire XC40 series.

  • 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric prices and specifications
  • Single engine variant added with less power, lower price
  • Facelifted twin engine gets new wheels, matrix headlights
  • Price from $ 72,990 before on-road cost

Australian prices and specifications for facelift 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric small SUV has been announced ahead of the first deliveries expected in the third quarter of 2022 (July to September).

Following an overwhelming demand for the electric XC40 with two engines before the facelift, launched in August 2021 (for model year 2022 or MY22), the updated MY23 series will introduce a new (and more affordable) single-engine model in Volvo Australia’s showrooms.

The wider 2023 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric series – and ultimately all XC40 variants, petrol, hybrid or electric, as unveiled in November – benefits from a rebuilt front end similar to the coupe-style C40 with sharper headlights, a frameless grille and revised intake, plus new wheel design and rear bumper inserts.

Price from $ 72,990 before road costs, XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Single Motor is $ 4000 less than the only MY22 electric variant – and $ 7000 less than the MY23 dual engine model, which has risen in price by $ 3000 (to $ 79,990) due to new Pixel LED headlights, a new 20-inch wheel design and new sustainable upholstery (in addition to the aforementioned updates throughout the series).

Power to MY23 Simple engine the model is one 170kW / 330Nm electric motor on the front axle, paired with a 69 kWh ‘Standard Range’ battery for one 7.4 seconds 0-100 km / h, and a 180 km / h limited top speed.

Volvo Australia claims an “expected” WLTP range claim 380 km, though Volvo’s European websites list 423 km – compared with 418 km to the dual-engine variant thanks to a larger battery of 78 kWh.

Said dual-engine flagship uses dual 150 kW electric motors for combined, four-wheel drive outputs on 300 kW and 660 Nm, good for a 4.9-second 0-100 km / h time. Both XC40 models offer 150 kW DC fast charging.

Full standard specifications have not yet been announced for the single-engine variant, though Volvo has confirmed it will offer 19-inch alloy wheels, Google infotainment software (probably running on a 9.0-inch screen), LED headlights, cordless phone charging, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and reversing camera.

The ‘twin engine’ will add new Pixel LED headlights – Volvo’s brand of matrix headlights that can turn off part of their beam so as not to dazzle oncoming drivers – plus a ‘new wheel design’ (expected to measure 20 inches in diameter), and a new ‘sustainable’ seat cover material.

The introduction of the single-engine variant follows an overwhelming demand for the MY22 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric launch in August 2021, where the electric SUV accounted for 21 percent of all Volvo Australia sales in September – and the entire model year 2022 allotment was sold out per. end of November.

“Demand for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is unprecedented as Australians are embracing electric cars in increasing numbers. Our forward-looking order book has never been stronger,” said Volvo Car Australia’s CEO Stephen Connor.

“The introduction of the single-engine variant in 2022 will enable us to respond to this extraordinary demand with an even more affordable Pure Electric option.”

“We have secured a production growth of at least 20% for 2022, and we will continue to push for even more production to meet demand from the brand. If our factories can keep up, our volumes will hit 15,000 units [total Volvo sales] in the near future.”

That 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is scheduled to arrive in Australia in the third quarter of 2022 (July to September).

2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Australian Prices

  • XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Single Motor – $ 72,990 (new)
  • XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Twin Motor – $ 79,990 (up to $ 3000)

Note: All prices above are exclusive of on-road costs.

Above: The outgoing 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Single Engine standard features:

  • 170kW / 330Nm electric motor and 69kWh battery
  • 19-inch ‘5-Double Spoke’ alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • 9.0-inch Android Automotive-based infotainment touchscreen with Apple Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Google apps
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Panorama soltag
  • Park Assist camera
  • Wireless smartphone charging

Volvo Australia has not yet released a complete list of standard specifications for the single-engine model – but expect the active safety package of the MY22 dual-engine model to be standard.

2023 Volvo XC40 Pure Electric Twin Motor adds (over Single Motor):

  • 300kW / 660Nm dual engine system and 78kWh battery
  • Pixel (matrix) LED headlights
  • 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (new design)
  • ‘Sustainable’ seat covers
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Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019, where he became a regular contributing journalist to the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flipping through car magazines as a youngster to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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