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NewsVolvo Gives XC40, C40 Recharge Models New Names, More Power

Volvo Gives XC40, C40 Recharge Models New Names, More Power

Volvo's names un-borked

  • Electric models will all get the same name structure

  • No more PHEV and EV both wearing same badge

Volvo’s current lineup is a confusing mash of names. Both hybrid and full EV models wear the Recharge badge, and electrics can be called EX, XC, or just plain C. Volvo is fixing the naming structure to make a lot more sense, including changing the naming of some existing models.

The company’s PHEV models will lose their Recharge badges. Recharge will be gone completely, and PHEV models will be badged with a T6 or a T8 tag to tell you how much power they make.

Volvo’s XC40 Recharge EV will be named the Volvo EX40. That lets it fit in with the EX30 and EX90 fully electric Volvo models. Likewise, the C40 Recharge, a coupé version of the XC40, will now be called the Volvo EC40. The E means electric, X means crossover, and C means a crossover with a coupe-like roofline.

The brand’s gas-powered XC40 will continue, and will continue to be called XC40.

“By aligning our trailblazing first electric models with the rest of our electric car portfolio, we simplify choice for consumers as we continue to electrify our line-up and refresh our hybrids.” said Björn Annwall, Volvo chief commercial officer and deputy CEO.

Volvo will also be introducing some new power packs for the now-named EX40 and EC40 Twin Motor models. The Performance software pack adds 34 hp, taking it up to 436 total. At the same time, the software comes with quicker accelerator response.

The Performance software – which likely would have been labeled as Polestar upgrades just a month ago – will be available for current-year cars as well as the 2024 C40 and XC40 Recharge models.



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