2022 Volvo XC40 EV Review: Worth it or not?

The 2020 Volvo XC40 may not be a relatively new model, but it’s already set to receive some major updates. The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge will come with a slew of performance improvements, and the 2022 XC40 Recharge P8 Prototype promises even more power. If you’re looking to get your hands on an SUV that’s both stylish and efficient then we think you’ll like what we have in store for you here.

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The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is the latest reincarnation of the little SUV. It’s been given a new look and some clever technology, but it’s still a great way to get around town or make a weekend trip out of town.

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is one of those cars that you could see in just about any part of the country. It looks like something your parents might drive, except it has all the bells and whistles that make it feel like a premium vehicle. The styling doesn’t get in your face; instead, it invites you in with its Scandinavian design cues and comfortable cabin—and lets you know what kind of driving experience awaits inside: safety first!

A car isn’t just about driving pleasure; people need comfort too on their daily commutes to work or school (or play). features that could be all found in The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 Prototype R-Design Version!

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So, the first electric model of the series is coming. The 2022 XC40 Recharge P8 Prototype will be available for sale in Spring 2021 and will cost around $45,000 USD. This seems like a lot at first glance but keep in mind that this is an all-electric SUV with a range of up to 480 miles on a single charge and 300 horsepower from two electric motors. If you don’t want to spend any money on gas or electricity, this vehicle could save you thousands of dollars over its lifetime.

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The R-Design version of the XC40 is sporty. The interior features heated leather seats, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with voice recognition and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a panoramic sunroof that can be opened up manually or electronically, and a premium sound system.

The exterior is also sporty with its 19-inch wheels and tires wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber; standard LED headlights; blacked-out window trim and roof rails; body-colored side sills; integrated fog lights; dual chrome exhaust tips; gloss-black tailpipes; LED taillights (with integrated turn signals); R-Design badges on the front fenders and tailgate.

The suspension has been lowered by 10mm over base models as well as retuned spring rates for better handling around corners at higher speeds given by those big tires with 20% more grip than conventional all-weather tires that came from previous models of Volvo vehicles (such as XC90).

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The XC40 Momentum is the sportiest version of the XC40—it has the same engine as the XC40 Pure Electric and the same interior as the XC40 Recharge, but it features a body kit that adds a black grille surround and fog lights, chrome door handles and mirror caps.

The outside is also finished in “Desert Bronze” metallic paint with black roof rails and 20-inch alloy wheels with matte finish alloys. The Momentum also gets larger 18-inch alloy wheels, while inside there are leather seats with contrast stitching as well as heating for driver and front passenger seats (but not rear passengers).

The model starts at $46k before any options are added on top of that base price. That puts it right in line with other premium compact SUVs like Audi Q2 ($50k), Alfa Romeo Stelvio ($47k), or Mercedes GLC 250 ($49k). It’s far from cheap though – you could get an entry-level BMW 2 Series Active Tourer for less than half as much money!

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Here are the highlights of what you can expect to see in the interior of this new XC40:

  • A redesigned dashboard that includes a larger, fully digital instrument cluster and a head-up display. You can also expect to see new seat materials, a steering wheel, an infotainment system, and climate control.
  • Adjustable air vents with automatic defrosting functions allow you to direct airflow where you need it most. They are also now located lower on the dash so they’re within easy reach (no more ducking). There are even two additional cup holders up front.
  • New door panels feature soft-touch surfaces and stitched leather accents for a more premium look and feel than before. The center console features open storage areas for your stuff as well as an armrest that folds down from its upright position into a tray table when not in use (perfect for those long road trips).

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The Volvo XC40 will be available with a pure electric powertrain, which will have a range of 250 miles with a 75-kW electric motor.

It will use the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the standard XC40, but with a smaller battery pack. The electric SUV is expected to cost around £40,000 and on sale since 2020.

The pure electric version of the XC40 is expected to include a range of up to 250 miles, along with a 75-kW electric motor and rear-wheel drive.

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The 2022 Volvo XC40 is worth it. It’s well-designed, well-built, and fun to drive. And it’s a good value for money.

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It’s a good size for families—it can fit five people in comfort and six if you stretch things out a bit (although there’s no third row). But it also offers plenty of storage space when you have fewer passengers on board—an important consideration for those who don’t have kids or lots of groceries to haul around all day every day like me!

As far as I’m concerned, the 2022 Volvo XC40 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable luxury SUV that they can enjoy on the road while also getting their hands dirty in the garage when they need to work on their ride themselves instead of paying someone else to do it for them like my friend Dave does with his Toyota Hilux pickup truck because he says “if you’re going spend the money anyway then might as well buy something nice so that way if anything breaks down at least not feel bad about having spent all this money only end up replacing tires or whatever else needs fixing later down line.”


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