Volvo is leading the way towards a clean energy future with the launch of “THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC”

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Volvo, the premium Swedish car brand renowned for innovation and cutting-edge technology, is reaffirming its commitment to creating a future driven by sustainable clean energy vehicles. The 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show will be the launch venue for Volvo’s most exciting new car release in Thailand, “THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC”. This is the brand’s first 100% electric SUV and it comes packed with industry leading innovations and the kind of styling, inside and out, that Volvo is renowned for worldwide. It will be on show, along with a wide variety of Volvo models with plug-in hybrid systems, at Booth A18, Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, from March 24 – April 4, 2021. And to celebrate the future of driving there will be a wide variety of promotions and financial offers for customers at the event and at Volvo workshops until the end of April.

Mr. Chris Wailes, Managing Director of Volvo Cars (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, “At Volvo, we’re committed to becoming a dedicated electric vehicle manufacturer by 2030 so as to offer our customers unrivalled driving freedom in vehicles designed to satisfy their individual lifestyle needs. The launch of THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC is a proud and exciting moment for us, it is our first 100% electric vehicle, it is the embodiment of our mission to produce vehicles that are not only supremely designed, comfortable, and safe but also help to preserve our fragile environment through sustainable engineering innovations. Customers can place their orders now and shipping will commence from July onwards. But this is just the start, as we plan to continue to launch new fully electric vehicles designed to excite our customers into the future. At Volvo we have always prided ourselves on producing technologically advanced premium performance vehicles that keep our customers safe, and now we’re helping to keep the planet safe too.”

THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC – Make a Powerful Statement

The New Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is the ultimate all-electric SUV from Volvo. It delivers beyond expectations in every aspect and detail, with unsurpassed performance and superiority evident in the design, driving performance, and of course safety technology. Add to that the powerful lithium-ion battery that recharges quickly and safely and our state-of-the-art applications that allow for online connection from anywhere in the world, and you have a superior vehicle that compliments the lifestyles of the new generation who want a car that provides for all their road travel needs but with less of an impact on the world’s resources.

Powered by a lithium-ion battery for premium driving performance

THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC is powered by a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery that can keep drivers on the road for over 400 kilometres when fully charged, according to WLTP testing standards. When being recharged by a standard electric home charger (Wall box EV Changer), 11 kW, it takes approximately 6-8 hours charging time to go from 0% to 100% charge and can be charged to 80% in only 40 minutes. To add to the innovations, drivers can easily set a time to charge the car via the Volvo On Call app.

A new phenomenon in electric vehicle design

By breaking away from the limitations of traditional combustion engines, THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC delivers a new, modern design from every angle. Starting with the front grille, which no longer needs to be used for cooling, it has been redesigned as a unibody cover with a clear Volvo logo, giving the vehicle a unique contemporary look. The area under the bonnet, which no longer houses a fuel engine, has been transformed into a new style of luggage compartment called “Franc (Front Trunk)”, which adds 31 litres of additional storage space, perfect for modern-day life. The rear features a convenient electric tailgate and seeing as how the battery engine does not emit even a small amount of exhaust there is no longer any need for an exhaust pipe which allows for a truly beautiful seamless form on the back end of the car.  THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC also comes with a new roof design, elegantly finished in cool black tones and in line with the new diffuser. And when it comes to where the rubber meets the road, the sleek 19-inch alloy wheels with black diamond-cut 5-spoke design, are as eye-catching as they are performance designed. These are just some of the abundance of features that come with this game-changing road machine.

The interior of the cabin is as impressive as the exterior, highlighted in charcoal black tones to give a modern and sporty look, it is complemented by elaborate detailing, such as the black Nappa leather-upholstered gear lever with its elegant contrasting white seams. The seats and all interiors are covered in charcoal black leather and finished with aluminium details to emphasize the refinement and attention to detail put into every aspect of the car, premium luxury has never looked so good.

THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC offers a choice 6 colour schemes to satisfy the individual tastes of every lifestyle, buyers can choose from Denim Blue Metallic, Black Stone, Crystal White Pearl, Fusion Red Metallic, Thunder Gray Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic and the newest colour Sage Green Metallic.

Technology for the most comfortable driving

THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC comes with the latest graphic display technology that allows for drivers to choose between different screen layouts: Calm Mode, Nevi Mode and Car Centric Mode, which show engine status information, the battery level, the charge, and all driving data clearly without any distractions for the driver.

And for the first time, Volvo has partnered with Google to develop an Android Automotive OS application so as drivers can use apps in their car just like they do on smartphones, these include Google Maps, Google Assistant and the “Hey Google” voice control system allowing for easy control of entertainment apps like Spotify and other third-party apps on Google Play.

Complete with world-class safety features

Volvo is a world leader when it comes to understanding that the best protection is to prevent the possible occurrence of any mishaps before they happen. That’s why THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC comes packed with a full set of advanced driving assistance systems, such as Driver Assist with Pilot Assist, Semi-automatic and Adaptive Cruise Control (variable speed control to keep a safe distance from other vehicles), Collision Avoidance (automatic collision avoidance and stop system, which works even at high speed), 360 Camera (directional camera system that helps with parking the car), Blind Spot Information System: BLIS (vehicle presence alert system in the driver’s blind spot), LED active bending headlights with active automatic high beam system, Cross-Traffic Alert with Auto Brake (a warning system that alerts when there is a car approaching from the side while reversing out of parking spaces, with automatic vehicle stop function), Lane Keeping Aid (steering wheel vibration alert when the vehicle goes out of the lane) and many other world-class safety features to give drivers the ultimate peace of mind on every journey. By THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC launched at 2.59 million baht.

 Volvo joins hands with partners in Thailand’s leading electric charging station service provider

Volvo Cars Thailand is also partnering with EA Anywhere, the Thai electric vehicle charging station provider which is one of the largest service coverage in Thailand, its vicinities, and upcountry so as to ensure electric vehicle users can travel long distances without the worry of finding a charging station. The price of The New Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric covers the cost of charging at an EA Anywhere station for 1 year. The best in Thailand without having to pay at all in the first year to provide peace of mind and greater value for Volvo customers.

The most special promotion for Volvo customers

All Volvo Recharge cars (XC40, XC60, XC90, S60, S90 and V60) with special finance offers can be found at Volvo events and showrooms nationwide with 0% interest for up to 48 months or free first-class car insurance for up to 3 years and a free “Volvo Care Package” for Volvo models XC60 and XC90 only *

Volvo Care Package includes

  • Free Volvo Premium Service Plus Package (VPSP Plus)

– Quality warranty service for 3 years or 100,000 kilometres (whichever comes first).

– Maintenance for 5 years or 100,000 kilometres (whichever comes first).

– 24 hours assistance service for 5 years

  • Free first-class car insurance for 1 year
  • Free Wall Box EV Charger with installation and inspection of the electrical system in the residence.

Even more special offers are available when purchasing a premium car maintenance package, “Volvo Premium Service Plus Package (VPSP Plus)” for only 100,000 baht, with benefits * as follows:

  • Quality assurance service for 3 years or 100,000 kilometres (whichever comes first)
  • Maintenance service for 5 years or 100,000 kilometres (whichever comes first)
  • 5 years of roadside assistance

And the Volvo Premium Service Pro Package (VPSP Pro), an advanced standard car maintenance service and a signature of the Volvo brand, offers customers greater peace of mind and convenience with many services and benefits, the Volvo Premium Service Pro Package (VPSP Pro) can be purchased at a starting price of just 130,000 baht, and comes with additional benefits * as follows:

  • Quality assurance for 5 years or 150,000 kilometres (whichever comes first)
  • Maintenance service for 5 years or 100,000 kilometres (whichever comes first)
  • 5 years of roadside assistance
  • Receive a free Wall Box EV Charger (Plug-in Hybrid car charger), wall-mounted, with installation services and in-house electrical inspection.

* Conditions are as specified by the company.

This special offer is available for both customers who order their vehicle at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show 2021 and Volvo showrooms nationwide. From March 1 to April 30, 2021, only.

Moving towards the future of sustainable clean energy

“Volvo set a global direction in 2021 to fully commit to becoming the world’s number one premium electric vehicle brand. To help facilitate this mission we are implementing plans to sell electric vehicles via online-only channels, this includes THE NEW VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC. We have also announced another major milestone, to be the only electric vehicle operator brand by 2030. This mission will enable us to become a Climate Neutral Company through an environmentally friendly sustainable business model which embraces renewable energy. In addition, Volvo will continue to maintain our unwaveringly high standards of operations and customer service and provide world-class innovative vehicles that will shape the future of driving for many years to come”, Mr. Chris Wailes added

Meet Volvo at booth A18, the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show 2021, Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. From 24 March – 4 April 2021