- Volvo to be the first luxury brand in India to offer a locally assembled Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
- Launch in July with deliveries starting in October
Volvo Car India announced that its all-electric offering the XC40 Recharge will be assembled in India for the Indian market. The car with a range up to 418 kms per charge (according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure “WLTP”) will be assembled at the company’s Hosakote plant near Bengaluru, Karnataka.
“We are committed to grow the Indian market and our plans to assemble our latest offering the XC40 Recharge at our plant in Bengaluru is a reflection of this resolute. The future of mobility is electric and as a company we have already stated that we will be an all-electric car company by 2030. Our focus on local assembly is a step in this direction. Our current range of internal combustion engine cars are already being rolled out from Hosakote plant to the exacting safety and quality global benchmarks that Volvo is known for,” said Mr. Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India.
Volvo has recently showcased their first pure-electric vehicle XC40 Recharge in India and the launch is planned in July with expected deliveries starting in October this year. Volvo Car India is committed to introduce a new all-electric model every year commencing 2022. Globally the company has announced that by 2030 Volvo will produce only electric cars.
Last year, Volvo has introduced the XC60, S90, and XC90 petrol with a 48V mild-hybrid system in support to their transition to an all-petrol portfolio and phased out all diesel models. The Volvo XC40 SUV, Volvo XC60 SUV, Volvo S60 sedan and Volvo S90 sedan were among the bestselling models sold by Volvo Car India.
The company started the local assembly in India in 2017 and since then the focus has been to continue adding models in the locally assembled line-up. At present, the flagship SUV XC90, the mid-size SUV XC60, the compact luxury SUV XC40 and the luxury sedan S90 is being locally assembled at the Bangalore plant. XC40 Recharge pure electric becomes the latest one to join the locally assembled portfolio in India.