Grab the award-winning Volvo all-electric SUVs and enjoy attractive cash rebates in year-end offerings
REFLECTING the Swedish luxury marque's commitment to a zero emission future, the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) has won multiple awards for its advanced technologies, smart packaging and design, and providing a nice combination of everyday practicality and driving pleasure.
These honours include the CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards 2023's "Best Small Luxury Electric Crossover/SUV".
The fashionable Swedish BEV (battery electric vehicle) has a trendy coupe-like styling, and the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design.
Meanwhile, a dual motor all-wheel drive set-up, along with a very muscular 408hp and 660Nm of torque, contribute to sure-footed driving joy and a quick 0-100kph sprint in 4.7 seconds.
Its safety package includes seven airbags, run-off road protection, a whiplash protection system (WHIPS), front and rear collision warning and mitigation support, lane keeping aid and blind spot information system with steer assist.
It is the second locally assembled EV from Volvo Car Malaysia and first Volvo model fully designed to be electric only.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric offers 450km of pure electric range (based on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure or WLTP measurement process which is deemed closer to reality).
Charging its 78kWh lithium-ion battery from 10 – 80% takes 28 minutes (with a 150kW DC or direct current rapid charger).
There are also Google built-in features such as Google Assistant, Google Play and Google Maps for real-time traffic info to help you reach your destination with less hassle.
Assisted Safety features also ensure the safest and seamless driving experience.
These include a 360-degree parking view, Cross traffic alert with autobrake when reversing, Rear Collision Warning, as well as an advanced body structure and a unique battery safety cage to help protect all occupants.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric also has one-pedal drive which nearly removes the need to step on the brake pedal, as once you lift off your right foot or ease off the accelerator pedal, there is an instant speed retardation effect.
With some intuitive judging, the car can come to a smooth, complete stop without stepping on the brake pedal, and before reaching the object in front.
As we found, this is a very convenient feature in slow-moving traffic or congested roads.
Using one-pedal drive also results in more regenerative braking and charges the C40 Recharge’s battery.
Like all BEVs, the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric is nearly silent to drive, and the premium motoring experience includes an immersive sound enjoyment via its Harman Kardon Premium Sound system, powered by a 600W digital amplifier and enabled by 13 hi-fi speakers including an air-ventilated subwoofer.
An expression of responsible luxury, the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather-free.
We enjoyed the cosy feel and contemporary design of the cabin, with its snug and comfortable suede textile/Microtech upholstery.
A large, fixed dark tinted, laminated panoramic glass roof lends a ambience of airiness and light.
Shod with 19-inch wheels, the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric provides a nice balance between ride comfort and sporty handling, with road imperfections well soaked up on the badly-maintained routes we took in the Klang Valley.
We had a Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric demonstration unit for a few days, and we only used the portable charging cable and a 3-point electrical socket at home for overnight charging.
There was always ample remaining travel range, as our daily commutes range from 60km to 150km.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric
Last year, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric also won the “Best Small Electric SUV” in the CarSifu Editors’ Choice Award 2022.
It is the first pure electric model in Volvo’s recharge line-up and a big step towards Volvo’s commitment to transition into a fully electric car company by 2030.
By 2030, the Swedish luxury car marque intends to phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine (ICE), including hybrids.
Building on the appeal and success of the conventional Volvo XC40 SUV line-up, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric ups the ante with a powerful two-motor powertrain system and a large high voltage pack that promises a driving range of 418km (according to WLPT).
It also gets an array of smart safety features that make it as safe as any other Volvo.
Volvo BEVs' year-end offers
As the year-end approaches, Volvo Car Malaysia is all set to usher in an era of excitement and electrification with deals from now until Dec 31, 2023.
Grab the opportunity to go electric with both award-winning Volvo’s EVs with Volvo’s year-end deals:
> Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric MY23 – RM16,000 instant cash rebate (post-rebate hassle free price of RM272,888)
> Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric MY23 – RM25,000 instant cash rebate (post-rebate hassle free price of RM258,888)
Volvo Car Malaysia offers five years unlimited mileage warranty, additional High Voltage Battery warranty for eight years or 160,000km (whichever is first), Volvo Service Inclusion programme (includes service and selected wear and tear coverage for the first five years or 100,000km), and free five years Roadside Assistance.
Embrace the new year in style, luxury, and elegance with Volvo's all-electric and zero emission SUVs.
To learn more and book a test drive with the Volvo dealers located closest to you, please visit Volvo Car Malaysia's website at www.volvocars.com/my.