Volvo Car, a Swedish car manufacturer, announced that it will assemble its compact electric SUV XC40 Recharge at its Hosakote manufacturing plant near Bengaluru locally in order to serve the domestic market. The country will soon see the launch of the compact electric SUV XC40 Recharge.
Volvo Car India established the local assembly in 2017, and the company stated that the focus of the new unit is to add models to its locally-assembled line-up. The Bangalore plant is currently assembling its flagship SUV XC90 and mid-size SUV XC60.
The company announced that the XC40 Recharge pure-electric, which has a range of up to 418km with a single charge is the latest addition to the portfolio of locally manufactured products in India.
Volva Car India introduced last year the XC90 (petrol), S90 and XC60 models with a 48V mild hybrid system. This was part of its transition towards an all-petrol portfolio. It also phased out all diesel models.
“We are committed to grow the Indian market and our plans to assemble our latest offering the XC40 Recharge at our plant in Bengaluru is a reflection of this resolute. The future of mobility is electric and as a company, we have already stated that we will be an all-electric car company by 2030,” said Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India.
“Our focus on local assembly is a step in this direction. Our current range of internal combustion engine cars is already being rolled out from Hosakote plant,” he added.
Volvo Car recently showcased the XC40 Recharge in India and is expected to begin deliveries starting in October. Volvo Car India stated that it will introduce an all-electric model each year starting in 2022.