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September 15, 2023

Volvo Cars PH Launching All-Electric C40, XC40 On October 4

Volvo Philippines is geared to launch its two new all-electric models on October 4, 2023. The pure electric Volvo C40 Recharge Twin and the XC40 Recharge Twin models are revved up to roll on Philippine roads by the start of the fourth quarter of this year.

“We are thrilled to introduce two purely electrifying models – the Volvo C40 and the Volvo XC40. These models both carry Volvo Cars’ ambition of becoming a fully electric car company by 2030. We believe it’s time for the Philippine market to discover the benefits of driving a pure electric Volvo car and experience for themselves what sustainable mobility is,” enthused Volvo Philippines President and CEO Atty. Albert Arcilla.

The pure electric Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge share similarities that highlight the Volvo DNA running in their electric veins.

Both the C40 Recharge Twin and XC40 Recharge Twin share identical dimensions as they share the same platform. At the core, the twins also run on twin motors with 408 horsepower and 660 Nm of torque. Both are all-wheel drive variants that deliver impressive range improvements.

This configuration, paired with an 82-kWh battery pack and overall efficiency improvements in battery cooling, means the XC40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD can now drive up to 537 kilometers on a single charge. The range of the C40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD is 549 kilometers.

A new front bumper and a frameless grille plate keep the all-electric XC40 Recharge visually in sync with the Volvo C40 Recharge, aligning the two cars that symbolize Volvo Cars’ electrification journey.

The signature Thor’s Hammer headlights are augmented with state-of-the-art pixel LED light technology, enabling them to automatically adapt to traffic in front and efficiently light up the road ahead without dazzling other drivers.

While these new models share similarities, it cannot be denied that their unique personalities still shine through. A main differentiator between the two would be the Volvo C40’s sloping, coupe-like roofline. The C40 also flaunts a different tail light design that adds to its sleeker and more dynamic look. Because of the roofing shapes, the C40 also boasts greater headroom in the front while the XC40 offers superior rear headroom.

Volvo Cars was the first established car maker to commit to all-out electrification and aims to sell only pure electric cars by 2030. Already by 2025, it aims for half of its global volume to consist of pure electric cars. Reflecting Volvo Cars’ ambition to be an industry leader in safety, the upcoming generation of Volvo models also aims to set new standards in safety.

In the Philippines, Volvo is the first luxury car brand to bring in plug-in hybrid vehicles in the market. In 2022, Volvo Philippines introduced a lineup of mild hybrid vehicles, making the company the first luxury car brand to offer an all-electrified range in the country.


  1. Made in Malaysia Volvo SUVs
    Very nice!

  2. Nice units but very poor after sales service, so be careful buyers! One reason this company never grew, very profit oriented customer satisfaction zero.

    1. Volvo PH is related to HARI and Chevy --- brands here in the country that are known to have generally poor aftersales services. Hahahaha.

      Actually, I went to Volvo to check their plug in hybrids last 2021. Sales are not trained regarding their new products. They are not aware of the power needed by the house, charging speeds, publicly available chargers. I know that was 2021 when chargers and EV knowledge are not widely known yet. But still, these are FAQs of potential customers.

      So, they generally have poor operations.

  3. Philippines is always a year or two behind car launches

    1. Volvo Cars Philippines waited for the much more affordable to import and sell made in Malaysia Volvo units


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