Volvo electrifies the entire 2023 lineup and updates the XC40 small crossover
Volvo’s promise to electrify its entire lineup begins with the 2023 model year, the automaker announced on Wednesday. The last model to receive Volvo’s mild-hybrid powertrain was the XC40 small crossover which gets other mild updates for 2023. The all-electric XC40 Recharge also gets a few updates.
The base powertrain is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with a 48-volt hybrid system that includes a 13-hp integrated starter generator for off-the-line boost. The front-drive XC40 with the base B4 powertrain develops 194 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. The B5 produces 247 horsepower and 258 lb-ft, and all-wheel drive is standard.
The 2023 XC40 also comes with a Google operating system with Google Maps for navigation and the search giant’s voice assistant for natural language commands. Volvo and GM have both recently adopted Google’s ecosystem for infotainment in a wide selection of vehicles, connecting car owners to other personal devices for greater personalization and personalization. All Volvo vehicles now have Google built-in, and over-the-air updates will continue to keep it up to date.
The battery-powered XC40 Electric Recharge is also getting a makeover. Even though it was launched for 2021, Volvo is streamlining its face to share the electric DNA of the 2022 C40 sedan, which is the brand’s first electric vehicle to have no petrol equivalent. Volvo aims to sell only fully electric vehicles by 2030.
A frameless flat-panel grille extends to new adaptive LED headlights and slimmer daytime running lights. New colors and rims will be offered, as well as non-leather upholstery.
Pricing and features will be announced closer to when it goes on sale this summer.