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Volvo changes lineup: different names for XC40 and C40 models

February 28, 2024

Volvo XC40 Recharge becomes Volvo EX40, C40 becomes EC40

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is now called EX40. The model name C40 Recharge has also been renamed, to EC40. With this, the naming of Volvo’s all-electric models will always be recognizable by the initial letter “E. The model name for the Mild-hybrid version will not change; it will remain XC40. The new model names coincide with the introduction of the new 2025 model year.

XC40 is best-selling car in the Netherlands

The Volvo XC40 is currently the best-selling car in the Netherlands. The popular SUV was awarded Business Car of the Year 2024 in 2023 and remained sought after among business and private buyers with over 8,500 registrations, of which over 6,300 were fully electric. In Volvo’s 40 cluster, all model variants together accounted for sales of more than 10,000 units in 2023. This success can be partly attributed to the product upgrades that both electric models have undergone in 2023. More than 45,000 XC40s are now on the road in the Netherlands.

Volvo EX40
Volvo EX40

Product Changes

In model year 2025, Volvo is implementing a number of product changes for the EX40, with a range of up to 576 km, in the Netherlands. For the Single Motor, a new battery will become available with 70 kWh (was 69 kWh), with up to 180 kW fast charging (was 135 kW). This decreases the 10-80% charge time from 34 minutes to 26 minutes.

Twin Motor Performance

The Twin Motor will be succeeded by the Twin Motor Performance as of the 2025 model year.
This Performance version has more power and slightly faster acceleration. Additional power on the front axle increases from 150 hp (110 kW) to 184 hp (135 kW). The system output of 442 hp (325 kW) accounts for the car’s 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.6 seconds. In addition to the increase in power, there is also a Performance Drive Mode. This gives faster pedal response and ensures that both engines are always engaged. When driving slowly and in normal driving mode, the engine on the front axle shuts down to save energy. The motor reengages on both axles when a lot of power or traction is required.

Volvo EX40 Black Edition
Volvo EX40 Black Edition

SEPP grant

The Single Motor still remains available in the Essential version even with the improved battery technology with SEPP subsidy of 2,950 euros. In fact, it costs 45,995 euros, but the tax value of the Single Motor Essential is 44,830 euros.

Business and Black Edition

To celebrate the launch of EX40 and EC40, Volvo is introducing the Business Edition and Black Edition on both models. The Business Edition is a very complete and fiscally attractive version for the business driver. The car is fully equipped with features including: Adaptive Cruise Control with Pilot Assist, Blind Spot Information System (which includes Cross Traffic Alert), 360-degree cameras and extra tinted rear glass. The EX40 Business Edition has a starting price of 49,995 euros.

The Black Edition version combines a complete black exterior with a number of additional luxury options. For example, the car is finished in Onyx Black metallic, the logos and emblems are done in glossy black and the 20″ rims are also completely glossy black. The Black Edition also features Harman Kardon premium audio, 360-degree cameras and the Pixel LED headlights. The EX40 Black Edition is available starting at 54,995 euros. Both the Business and Black Edition are also available on the Volvo EC40.

Frits Giesbers, Commercial Operations Director, says: “With the product improvements and new versions, we expect to continue the success of the Volvo EX40 and EC40 in the Netherlands. Here, focus on stability and security are the guiding principles in our pricing strategy. The base is in good shape, the residual values of our cars are high. Important principles that will help to strengthen our sustainability strategy, together with our retail partners and customers.”

Volvo EC40
Volvo EC40

The prices

The Volvo EX40 can be ordered from now for prices starting at 45,995 euros. Through Care by Volvo, the flexible car subscription, the Volvo EX40 is available from 749 euros per month (flex) or from 699 euros per month (fixed).

Volvo EX40 Single Motor Single Motor Extended Range Twin Motor Performance
Essential € 45.995
Core € 48.995 € 51.995
Business Edition € 49.995 € 52,995 (new)
Plus € 52.495 € 55.495 € 59.495
Plus – Black Edition € 54,995 (new) € 57,995 (new) € 61,995 (new)
Ultra € 58.495 € 62.495
Ultra – Black Edition € 60,995 (new) € 64,995 (new)
Volvo EC40 Single Motor Single Motor Extended Range Twin Motor Performance
Core € 50.495 € 53.495
Business Edition € 51,495 (new) € 54,495 (new)
Plus € 53.995 € 56.995 € 60.995
Plus – Black Edition € 56,495 (new) € 59,495 (new) € 63,495 (new)
Ultra € 59.495 € 63.495
Ultra – Black Edition € 61,995 (new) € 65,995 (new)