You may have heard that there’s a premium electric vehicle (EV) roadshow happening this 2-4 June 2023 weekend in conjunction with RHB Green Financing that’s catered towards making EV ownership convenient for everyone.
One of the highlights at the RHB DRIVE Premium & EV Roadshow happening at the Piazza of Pavilion Bukit Jalil this weekend would be the Volvo C40 Recharge that oozes Swedish sultriness from its sweeping roofline.
Priced at RM 288,888, Gothenburg’s attempt at coupe-fying a crossover deserves plenty of praise for blending the practicality of a Volvo with a sloping roofline that’s demanded by modern car buyers without compromising on usability.
The C40 Recharge will be on display to the public at the electrifying roadshow and you should definitely check out 5 of its most eye-catching features.
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1. Swede Swede horsepower
One thing that EVs have going for them is insane power and the C40 Recharge didn’t miss that speedboat. Malaysia gets twin-engine variant with an electric motor on each axle for AWD and a 50:50 power split.
The 78kWh lithium-ion battery feeds the dual motors that make 204 PS apiece, equalling to a combined total of 408 PS with 660 Nm of torque for acceleration that would put the USS Enterprise and its warp drive to shame.
That’s a 0-100 kph time of 4.7-second, enough to put sportscars to shame and wheelspin through most of the range.
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2. Google Maps carrying a remaining charge estimate
The C40 Recharge’s infotainment runs on the Android Automotive OS with Google services integrated. However, the coolest part of it would be the Google Maps app that integrates the estimated battery percentage remaining once you’ve reached your destination.
Therefore, whenever you input your destination, Google Maps will display the estimated charge left with the C40’s battery once you’ve arrived at you destination. This makes it much more convenient to plan your journey.
3. Cool styling
The C40 Recharge exudes Volvo’s trademark understated styling that still manages to stand out. It might be their first attempt at a coupe-fied crossover but you’d never be able to tell with the seamless blending of a sloping roofline and their distinct minimalist design.
If you see one on the road, you’ll immediately know it’s a Volvo but at the same time, you can tell it’s not your generic boxy XC40 that it’s based on.
4. Vegan-friendly upholstery, zero-leather interior
Volvo’s all about sustainability and the C40 exemplifies that the most thus far. The luxurious interior is constructed out of 71 former PET drinks bottles and uses absolutely no leather at all.
Furthermore, it houses a unique touch in the form of the contoured 3D-printed plastic panel above the glove box. The backlit piece reveals the topography of the designer’s favourite hiking point in Sweden, making for a personable touch to a homely interior.
5. There’s no start/stop button
Yes, you read that right. The most interesting feature in the C40 Recharge is arguably one that it lacks entirely.
Volvo’s attempt at simplifying the interior has extended to deleting the start button and handbrake switch. You simply plonk your bottom down in the driver’s seat and put it in D to drive away or push it into P and lock the doors to “deactivate” it.
Either way, it makes for a unique driving experience that pushes the boundaries of convenience but once you’ve experienced it, you’ll wonder why all EVs haven’t taken a leaf put of this book.
RHB Green Financing
Now that the C40 Recharge has caught you attention, the perfect feature to complement all that would be RHB Green Financing.
It offers a unique daily rest variable rate hire purchase that beats any traditional fixed rate financing schemes by rival banks. Furthermore, you’ll also be rewarded with greater savings the sooner you pay your instalments every month.
Furthermore, RHB Green Financing doesn't stop at financing. Customers will also benefit from a free 1-year membership of ChargEV worth RM 240 that gives access to the wide network of EV charges nationwide under the programme.
Be sure to check out C40 Recharge at the RHB DRIVE Premium & EV Roadshow this 2-4 June 2023, happening at the Piazza, Pavilion Bukit Jalil. For more information click here, or if you'd like to register for a test drive, click here.