The Swedish luxury car manufacturer, Volvo has postponed the launch of its upcoming all-electric XC40 Recharge which was expected to be introduced later this year is now rescheduled to sometime early next year. The company has stated the shortage of semiconductors globally as the reason for the delay in the launch.
Volvo showcased the XC40 Recharge back in March this year and the deliveries were scheduled to start from October, 2021. But due to the shortage in supply of semi-conductors on a global level has resulted in postponing the production of the XC40 Recharge. Under the hood, the XC40 Recharge gets 2 (Two) electric motors and is powered by a 78kWh battery pack generating 402bhp against a peak torque of 660Nm. The 0-100mph can be achieved in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 180kmph. In addition to this, the company claims a driving range of 418kms under the WLTP cycle.
Volvo is also prepping to introduce the petrol trims of its sedan S90 and its SUV XC60 in the coming months. However, the launch date of the XC40 Recharge will be announced later.