Just recently, the Chinese owned Swedish-carmaker, Volvo launched its first-ever fully-electric vehicle which is branded as the Volvo XC40 Recharge. This new SUV is simply a battery-powered rebranded variant of the 2-year-old popular Volvo XC40 ICE SUV that is powered by a diesel/petrol engine.
Volvo XC40 Recharge (electric) vs Volvo XC40 ICE (diesel/petrol), which do you like better?
Both versions of the Volvo XC40 SUV naturally have a lot in common when it comes to features, like the interior layouts and modular architecture as you can see in the image below;
Interior of Volvo XC40 Recharge (electric) Vs XC40 ICE (diesel/petrol) – somehow similar, right?
Since the old XC40 ICE variant won the award for “European Car of the Year” at the Geneva Motor Show of 2018, Naijauto figured that it might be worth comparing it to the newly launched electric XC40 Recharge.
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Side by side Comparison of Volvo XC40 Recharge vs XC40 ICE
As much as these two variants of the SUV looks alike, the powertrains and exterior design are completely diverse with some major differences jumping out like a “sore thumb”. Check out the table below where we have compared the two SUV versions side-by-side;
|Volvo XC40 Recharge (electric) vs Volvo XC40 ICE (diesel/petrol)|
|Features||Volvo XC40 Recharge (electric)||Volvo XC40 ICE (diesel/petrol)|
|Engine & Power||Dual high-performance electric motors
Rear (402hp) and front (408hp)
78-kWh battery (248miles/400km on a single charge & 80% in 40mins with fast-charger)
|2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with AWD
1.5-litre 3-cylinder diesel engine with FWD
Petrol engine (154hp - 259hp)
Diesel engine (148hp - 187hp)
|Speed||0-62mph in just 4.9seconds
112mph top speed
| 0-62mph in less than 8seconds (diesel)
0-62mph in just 6.5seconds (petrol)
130mph top speed
|Cargo Space||460-litres of space at the rear
Additional cargo space at the front (absence of combustion engine)
|Only 460-litres of cargo space at the rear
The engine takes up the entire front space
|Starting price (without clearing & destination charge)||₦21.8 million ($60,000)||₦12.2 million ($33,700)|
|Availability in Auto Markets||2021 model begins delivery in the year 2020||Delivery of the 2018 model has begun since 2017 to present|
There is quite a vast difference between the specifications of the two versions, isn’t there?
Volvo XC40 Recharge (electric) Vs XC40 ICE (diesel/petrol) – which one would you choose?
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