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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge long-term review: The road trip

We take our long-term Volvo XC40 Recharge for a road trip to see if the benefits of plug-in hybrid tech stack up over longer distances.

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge long-term review: Introduction

Volvo has entered the electrified sphere with the XC40 Recharge – a plug-in hybrid version of its popular small-SUV range. We've got one for three months.

2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge review

While most established carmakers are talking big on electrification, none are committing to it as wholeheartedly as Volvo is. The company seems intent on becoming a Swedish Tesla, saying that fully half the vehicles it sells globally will be full EVs as soon as 2025, while the remainder will be either hybrids or PHEVs...

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) review

Volvo’s most affordable plug-in hybrid has arrived. But is it the pick over regular petrol versions of the XC40 that have made it our favourite compact luxury SUV?

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Video: 2021 Mini Countryman Hybrid v Volvo XC40 Recharge Comparison

Style and substance! We compare a pair of upmarket, High Street dwellers that plug-in with a conscience. The Mini Cooper Countryman SE Hybrid faces off against the Volvo XC40 Recharge to see which one puts the best foot forward as a stepping stone to your electric driving future.

Video: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge PHEV review

The Swedish carmaker launches its new "Recharge" badged SUV, but how does it drive in the real world?

Range Review: Volvo XC40, XC60, XC90

No Russian-doll design approach here – or ‘bricks’; just three SUVs sharing obvious design DNA while also forging their own distinct styling paths. Bringing these three Volvos together simply reinforces our views from both individual tests and comparisons: this is a formidable line-up with impressive consistency of quality, whether you’re looking at design, materials, safety, or engineering...

Volvo XC40 v Mazda CX-5: Size and value!

One's a pricey small premium SUV, the other a volume-selling mid-sized SUV. One is focused on clever packaging and its all-new design, the other on its size, value and driving fun. But most of all: one is a bit of an unknown, and the other is one of Australia's most popular cars. So which should you be considering? Read on.

Volvo XC40 Comparisons

Compact Luxury Plug-in Hybrid SUV comparison: 2021 Mini Cooper Countryman SE Hybrid v 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

Style and substance! We compare a pair of upmarket, High Street dwellers that plug-in with a conscience. The Mini Cooper Countryman SE Hybrid faces off against the Volvo XC40 Recharge to see which one puts the best foot forward as a stepping stone to your electric driving future.

Spec shootout: Volvo XC40 Inscription v Mini Countryman Cooper S comparison

Nowadays, European cars are pricing themselves down. With new product development and the amortisation of technology spurring affordability, $50,000 can either put you into an upper-spec medium SUV of the mainstream variety, or as we’re about to analyse, a premium mid-tier small SUV...

Premium SUV comparison: 2019 Range Rover Evoque v Jaguar E-Pace v Lexus UX v Volvo XC40

Has the past year been kind to these fancy little premium SUVs? Let's take another look. This story was first published in August 2019.

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2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric price and specs: $76,990 before on-road costs for new electric SUV

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric pricing and specification Volvo's first EV here by October with 300kW dual-motor power, 418km WLTP range 9...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Small Luxury SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Small Luxury SUV Finalists: Audi Q3 Mercedes-Benz GLA Volvo XC40 Many Australian buyers are making their first foray into the luxury market via an SUV now rather than a small sedan or hatchback. As such, every luxury manufacturer seemingly wants to get in on the action...

Every new electric car coming to Australia in 2021

When discussing Australia's dearth of electric cars and their related infrastructure, the debate always comes back to consumer choice – or lack thereof. However, with a list of incoming launches, promised models and electric-powered variants on the cards, the limited-choice excuse will hopefully soon be a distant memory...

Volvo Australia to electrify range: Hybrid and electric only from 2021, diesels axed

Entire Volvo range to be electrified from July 2021 Efficient, mild-hybrid, B-series petrols to replace current units Diesels to see the axe entirely More plug-in hybrid and pure-electric options on the cards The entire Volvo model line-up in Australia will be electrified from the second half of 2021, the company has today confirmed...

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