Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023: Facelift & Changes. The first pictures of the Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 (facelift) started distributing online in November 2022, and Volvo has since then unveiled the model globally. The new XC40 Recharge will start reaching U.S. dealerships this summer, and here are six crucial modifications to the facelifted design:
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Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 Facelift
Single motor variant
Volvo Cars is yet to note the U.S.-spec Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 or reveal specs. The present (MY2022) design can be found in a twin-motor AWD variation with 402 hp and an EPA-est. series of 223 miles. It has a 75 kWh (web) battery pack.
In the UK, the Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 will be readily available in a brand-new entry-level single motor front-wheel drive-only variant. This variant makes 228 hp as versus the AWD model’s 402 hp and packs a smaller sized 67 kWh (web) battery with a declared series of 264 miles (422 km). The AWD XC40 Recharge’s range is 259 miles (414 km). We doubt if Volvo Cars will bring the entry design to the U.S., where the variety is a concern for EV drivers.
Minimized charging time
Volvo Cars has substantially lowered the time needed for fast-charging the XC40 Charge dual-motor AWD’s 75 kWh battery pack worldwide. The 2022 XC40 Recharge dual-motor AWD took 120 minutes (2 hours) with a 50 kW DC charger and 40 minutes with a 150 kW DC quick battery charger. The Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 dual-motor AWD takes just 68 minutes with a 50 kW DC battery charger and 32 minutes with a 150 kW DC battery charger.
Headlamps obtained from the Volvo C40
The Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 is visually in sync with the C40 Recharge.
The most substantial upgrade on the Volvo 2023 XC40 is its headlamps, which now look like the Volvo C40 electric coupe SUV’s ‘Pixel’ headlights. Volvo Cars says that the pixel LED innovation automatically adapts the headlights to traffic ahead and effectively illuminates the course without dazzling the drivers in the oncoming vehicles. The reshaping of the headlight cluster also sees the Thor Hammer LED daytime running lights get a tweak.
Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 Changes
Front bumper change
The Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 gets a modified front bumper that looks similar to the C40 and overall has a style that is not very far from the Polestar designs. A frameless grille plate also helps the XC40 Recharge stay aesthetically in sync with its coupe version. The foglight enclosures get a redesign, and it appears the XC40 Recharge facelift shares the T-shaped plastic surrounds with its coupe brother or sister with the upgrade.
New wheels & colors
Volvo Cars states that the Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 will be available in new colors, but it hasn’t revealed them. Similarly, the company has verified the accessibility of brand-new wheels, with extra details to be disclosed closer to introduce. Sage Green and Fjord Blue are the brand-new exterior color choices in other markets.
New interior upholstery alternative
In line with its objective of achieving an animal-free interior, the Volvo 2023 XC40 can not be defined with leather upholstery.
Volvo Cars is offering a leather-free interior in the Volvo 2023 XC40. Nevertheless, it is yet to reveal the particular materials and colors for the U.S. market. In other markets, keeping in line with the C40, which utilizes naturally renewable wool fibers, the 2023 XC40 Recharge is available as an alternative with Midnight Zinc Tailored Wood Blend in Charcoal Interior (as seen in the image above).
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Depending upon the color of the exterior, a little piece of trim ahead of the front passenger also changes in color. The leather-free interior with black headlining utilizes 30 percent properly produced wool and 70 percent polyester and declares to be dirt repellant too.
Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 facelift charging
The XC40 Recharge’s fast-charging time has actually almost cut in half with the refresh.
Thanks to the smaller sized battery, the Volvo XC40 Recharge 2023 single-motor (FWD variation) consumes just 56 minutes with a 50 kW DC charger and 32 minutes with a 150 kW DC charger to charge.
The Volvo 2023 lineup remains in production now and will begin showing up in merchants this summertime.
Volvo Car U.S.A.’s statement on May 4, 2022 by means of media.volvocars.com
We’ll watch on the Volvo press website for announcements on the U.S. launch of the refreshed XC40 Recharge.