I'll be really curious to see just HOW much more though. If any. It sounds like the base XC40 Recharge may already be spec'd comparable to a Mach-e premium AWD SR, which is $53,900 (not counting tax credits). With similar range (~210 miles).I think as far as specs go they'll be close, but you're paying a more premium price with a Volvo obviously.
If that's the case then that makes things much more interesting. When review articles and videos start coming out for the Mach-E I'm going to keep an eye out for comparisons with the XC40 Recharge.I'll be really curious to see just HOW much more though. If any. It sounds like the base XC40 Recharge may already be spec'd comparable to a Mach-e premium AWD SR, which is $53,900 (not counting tax credits). With similar range (~210 miles).
One article I read said "Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars USA, says the XC40 Recharge should come in under $50,000, including available incentives". Assuming the incentive he's referring to is the $7500 federal tax credit, that could mean MSRP around $56-57k. That could put it within 3k or so of the comparable Mach-e, maybe less.
And there's a couple of advantages to the XC40. First, Volvo has sold <20k vehicles in the US counting toward the 200k tax credit cap, and won't sell as fast as Ford here, so the credits should be available in 2021 and probably 2022 for those of us that would rather wait and see how the BEV version proves out first. Second, the XC40 already exists in ICE form, and there's supposed to be very few differences. So we can go to a showroom today and check it out. Which I may do soon.
With the XC40 Recharge and the Polestar 2, Volvo is making a solid push into EVs.The XC40 is pretty impressive overall. It's probably my leading contender for an alternative to the Mach-E if I don't like the Mach-E when I finally get to drive one.
Volvo gathered four executives to host an in-depth, 14-minute walkaround video of the coming XC40 P8 Recharge, and the electric crossover's nifty features.www.autoblog.com
- 0-60 in under 5 seconds
- 230+ mi range
- 402 hp
- 78 kWh battery capacity