Volvo India delays XC40 Recharge launch due to chip shortage

Volvo India delays XC40 Recharge launch due to chip shortage

08/06/2021

Volvo has also confirmed that it would launch the petrol variants of the S90 and XC60 this year.

Volvo India has announced that the launch of the XC40 Recharge has been pushed to early 2022 due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage.

The all-electric XC40 Recharge was unveiled in India in March this year. Pre-bookings for the car were supposed to start from June, but the carmaker has now decided to postpone the date.

The XC40 Recharge uses two 150 kW electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles. The combined output is 408 BHP and 660 Nm. Volvo claims that the car does 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, while its top speed is limited to 180 km/h.

The electric motors are powered by a 78 kWh battery that is claimed to offer a maximum range of around 418 km. The battery can be recharged from 10% to 80% in 40 minutes using a fast charger.

Volvo has also confirmed that it would launch the petrol variants of the S90 and XC60 this year. Meanwhile, diesel cars will be phased out by end-2021.

Volvo India’s official statement:

The global shortage of semiconductors has resulted in Volvo having to reschedule the production of XC40 Recharge. Subsequently, Volvo Car India has also decided to defer the bookings and launch of the XC40 Recharge to early next year. The company believes in giving a committed delivery date to customers once they book. Volvo Car India will continue to deliver the current lineup. Our XC40 and S60 petrol variants are already available in India and we will introduce petrol variants of our premium sedan S90 and mid-size luxury SUV XC60 this year as we are committed to phase out diesel cars by end of this year. This is in line with our ambition to become a full electric car company by 2030.

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