Volvo XC40 Recharge EV coming soon to Malaysia – expressions of interest now being taken on website

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV coming soon to Malaysia – expressions of interest now being taken on website

The fully electric vehicle market in Malaysia will soon be joined by a new entrant – the Volvo XC40 Recharge set to arrive in the country soon, according to the Volvo Car Malaysia website, which is now open to receiving expressions of interest. This follows the fully electric XC40’s debut in Thailand last month, where it is priced at 2,590,000 baht (RM345k) and enters the market imported from China.

The XC40 Recharge EV boasts of up to 418 km in range, and its 78 kWh battery can be replenished to an 80% state of charge in 40 minutes when using a 150 kW DC charging outlet. Alternatively, a three-phase wallbox at 11 kW AC via a Type 2 connector can recharge the vehicle in 7.5 hours.

In top-spec P8 trim, the XC40 Recharge deploys 408 PS and 660 Nm of torque from a dual-motor setup, enabling a 0-100 km/h run in 4.9 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 180 km/h.

Drawing from Thailand specification as a reference, the XC40 Recharge gets 19-inch alloys in 235/40 tyres, along with full LED lighting, a hands-free powered tailgate that gives access to the 413 litre luggage compartment, plus a 31 litre space where the internal combustion engine would otherwise be located.

The Malaysian website notes the inclusion of Google services for the XC40 Recharge, which comes courtesy of an Android Automotive OS-based infotainment system – the first Volvo to receive it – that is fully integrated with the Volvo On Call connected services platform.

The Thai-market specification gets dual-zone automatic climate control with Clean Zone, charcoal black interior with Nubuck/Nappa leather upholstery, panoramic roof, shift paddles, plus a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with a 600-watt amplifier and Quantum Logic surround sound.

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV coming soon to Malaysia – expressions of interest now being taken on website

Meanwhile, safety kit for the XC40 Recharge includes adaptive cruise control, queue assist with stop and exit function, AEB with pedestrian, cyclist and animal detection, rear cross-traffic alert with braking intervention as well as front distance alert, Park Assist Pilot and a 360 panoramic view camera system.

In Thailand, the XC40 Recharge EV costs around 200,000 baht (RM27k) more than the XC40 Recharge T5 PHEV in that market, which costs RM241,997 in Malaysia with the ongoing sales tax relief.

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Its different to Proton X50, cannot compare

    Volvo nicer

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    • Bob Mal on Apr 26, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Its Electric so its not comparable. But since it comes from China does it means we have to drive it at left hand drive like the article shows in Thailand too?

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    • Plotonp on Apr 26, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      Yeah pretty obvious from the start. Materials, design and platform are already different.

      Those that compare and say it’s the same are trying to syok sendiri.

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    • Celup King on Apr 26, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      Will wait for Proton X50 Recharge

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    • KYspeaks on Apr 27, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      You’re comparing pisang to durian tho..

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    • The Foosa on Apr 29, 2021 at 6:42 pm

      Are you retarded or just trying to be funny?

      Does the Proton X50 POS have a 400hp electric engine with a 0-100km in 4.9 seconds??

      To the unintelligent comment below from Bob Mai, you do realize that Protons (X50’s) are imported from “Chyna” and are right hand steer….No wonder Malaysia is Malaysia and always will be with dolts like on this comment board…

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  • C40 please on Apr 26, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Great news. Would pick one up in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for the announcement of the C40. Please bring that in as well.

    Hopefully there will be proper normalization me road tax as well as at 400hp, it is going to be very unreasonable for its category, a compact suv…

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  • Carfan on Apr 26, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    EV technology is changing so fast, you do not want to put too much money into ev for which tech may be obsolete fast.

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