2023 Volvo XC40 – The new Volvo XC40 gets a modest facelift for 2023. The car borrows the C40 Recharge’s grille, front bumper and LED headlamps, and gains vegan-friendly vinyl upholstery. The XC40 Recharge will be offered in three trim levels: Momentum, S and T5. The Twin Ultimate trim comes with unique 20-inch wheels, a Harman/Kardon audio system and semi-autonomous driving mode.
The interior is spacious, with adequate space for passengers in either row. Luxurious materials make the XC40’s interior comfortable. The car’s cargo space is respectable, at 27 cubic feet. Volvo XC40 also scores high marks in crash tests, and it comes standard with a full lineup of active safety features. These include lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic high beams.
The company plans to electrify the entire brand’s lineup for the 2023 model year. The goal is to be fully electric by 2030. The company has announced that the 2023 Volvo XC40, C60 Cross Country, and XC90 will all be available with 48-volt hybrid systems. Volvo has also promised to continue offering previous PHEV and EV models. The 2023 XC40 is one of the first cars in the brand’s electrified lineup.
The new XC40 Recharge features a new front fascia and frameless grille plate. The hybrid and Recharge models are both getting new front bumpers, as well. The XC40 also gains a new exterior color palette, leather-free premium upholstery, and built-in Google assistant. Volvo’s over-the-air updates are expected to bring improved features and additional conveniences. XC40 Recharge features a Google-powered infotainment system that includes popular Google apps, such as Google Maps.
For the 2023 Volvo XC40, Google has built-in its infotainment system. The electric variant already has this feature, and all other XC40 models will get it. The infotainment system will feature Google Maps navigation, as well as a voice-activated assistant, called Google Assistant. The system will also support over-the-air updates for new apps. And there are many more features and improvements for the 2023 Volvo XC40.
Another new feature on the 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge is Google. The car already has Google built-in, and in 2023, the entire line will have Google Maps for navigation and Google Assistant for voice control. Additionally, Volvo will have an app store for the Google Assistant that connects the car to personal devices. You can even access the Google Play store from your Volvo. You can even get updates on your smartphone over the air with Google.
The 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge has a revised front bumper. The new grille has a design theme similar to the Volvo C40, as well as a Polestar-like look. The new grille is also frameless and aligns with the C40 Recharge’s trademark Thor’s Hammer headlights with pixel LED light technology. A new exterior color and wheels are also included in the XC40 Recharge’s refresh. Premium leather free seats will be available.
The 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge is expected to be offered in a single-motor front-wheel-drive variant. That variant will produce 228 horsepower and pack a 67-kilowatt-hour battery. While this is a good start, the XC40 Recharge will likely not be offered in the U.S., where range is the most important factor for most buyers.
The company is also pushing harder in the United States, and the XC models are moving in the direction of electrification. Despite these changes, the company is still leading in the sales of Volvo XC SUVs. The 2023 XC40 will be receiving a significant refresh, including a new powertrain lineup and Google’s new infotainment system. Its design and performance will be upscale, but its price tag remains a big selling point.