Published on March 15th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Launched In Malaysia
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is now available in Malaysia.
Volvo Car Malaysia has officially launched the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, a version of their popular compact SUV that runs 100% on electric power. While Volvo Car is behind Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz in introducing an electric vehicle to the country, they’re the first brand to locally-assemble their electric vehicle. They will also be exporting the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric to other ASEAN markets.
It’s also worth noting that this not the updated 2022 model and has the original 2020 front fascia.
The version of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric that will be introduced in Malaysia is the Twin Motor variant which can return 418km of range on a full charge thanks to a 75kWh lithium ion battery. This all-wheel drive electric SUV goes from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds thanks to a combined output of 408 horsepower and 660Nm of torque.
Pricing of this new electric Volvo crossover will only be announced on the 4th of April 2022. Volvo Car Malaysia has also set its goal: 75% pure electric car sales in Malaysia by 2025. They will do this by launching a new car every year.
Here’s the press release with more.
Volvo Car Malaysia officially steps into an all-electric future with the introduction of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric for the Malaysian market. This is part of Volvo’s global ambition of becoming a fully electric company by 2030. To date, Volvo is the only automotive maker in Malaysia with a full range of locally assembled (CKD) Plug-in Hybrids.
During a press conference to announce the launch of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, Charles Frump, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia made the following major announcements:
- Volvo Car Malaysia aims to become the leading electric luxury car brand in Malaysia;
- Starting 2022, Volvo Car Malaysia will launch one new electric vehicle (EV) every year;
- The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is Volvo’s first EV in Malaysia;
- Volvo Car Malaysia is the first luxury car brand in the country to locally assemble EVs in the form of a CKD unit;
- Price of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will be announced on 4 April 2022, after which customers may book online on the same day
- Deliveries for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will start from the end of April 2022;
- Hassle-free price across Malaysia for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric;
- Volvo Car Malaysia will export fully electric vehicles to markets within the ASEAN region soon.
Volvo Car Malaysia aims to accelerate its transformation towards electrification with a 75% contribution from its pure electric line-up by 2025. Through this ambitious goal, Volvo looks to become the leading car maker of premium EVs in Malaysia. To kick off this new chapter of electrification, Volvo Car Malaysia has introduced the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, its first fully electric car.
Based on the XC40 small premium SUV, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric features a fully electric all-wheel-drive powertrain that offers a range of up to 418 km* on a single charge The debut of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is a milestone for Volvo Car Malaysia, as it works towards becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040.
Continuing Volvo Car Malaysia’s historic achievement, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric for the Malaysian market is a CKD that is locally assembled. The premium automotive maker will also export fully electric vehicles to markets within the ASEAN region soon. With its capabilities to assemble pure electric vehicles through its own local assembly plant, Volvo Car Malaysia will now launch a new electric vehicle in Malaysia every year for the next five years.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will be available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers in Malaysia from 4 April 2022. Deliveries of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will start from the end of April 2022 onwards, for all locations throughout Malaysia. Interested buyers can book a test drive through www.volvocars.com/my or contact any Volvo authorised dealer to experience the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.