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One of my local Volvo dealers is getting a demo XC40 EV next week and I plan on testing it next weekend. Anyone have any questions that they would like answered?

They told me that the car I am trying is a demo only vehicle and you need to special order the XC40. I take it as you are paying full or nearly full price for a EV that is nearly $10K over priced. They do have some cool features that most other EV's do not have in this price range which includes washers for the headlights and heated rear seats.

Personally have no interest in a nearly $60k EV but I am a fan of the ICE XC40 (other than it is an ICE).

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One of my local Volvo dealers is getting a demo XC40 EV next week and I plan on testing it next weekend. Anyone have any questions that they would like answered?

They told me that the car I am trying is a demo only vehicle and you need to special order the XC40. I take it as you are paying full or nearly full price for a EV that is nearly $10K over priced. They do have some cool features that most other EV's do not have in this price range which includes washers for the headlights and heated rear seats.

Personally have no interest in a nearly $60k EV but I am a fan of the ICE XC40 (other than it is an ICE).

Thanks.

Scott
The car is nice looking, but for price and range not worth it in my opinion? For info purpose, the Model Y has all 5 seats heated.
 

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I had a reservation for the XC40 and planned to decide between it and the ID.4. I love the way the XC40 looks. When they announced the EPA range figures, however, I bailed. It was a big disappointment.
 

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The rumor is that Volvo will be releasing their next EV in March (that is 3 weeks away). I believe it will be called the V40 (or C40). Below is concept video. Hopefully the new EV is slightly bigger than the XC40 and gets better range. I actually like the looks of this concept.

 

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The rumor is that Volvo will be releasing their next EV in March (that is 3 weeks away). I believe it will be called the V40 (or C40). Below is concept video. Hopefully the new EV is slightly bigger than the XC40 and gets better range. I actually like the looks of this concept.

My guess it will be 182 mm longer than the XC40 and 83 mm shorter than the Model 3. The trunk will be slightly smaller than the XC as it is a hatchback.
 

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I test drove one this weekend. Very impressive EV, but a bit expensive, reasonably equipped it is just under $60K. The Android infotainment was awesome, don’t see a need to use Android Auto on your phone. Ride was great and the damn torque was like whip lash, you punch it from a roll and your head gets slammed into the headrest as the torque really is more that anticipated. The Glacier Silver has a hint of ice blue, almost like a muted white, not a fan of that color. Aside from my not sure if I want to own a Chinese brand, the cost is a bit high. Also as mentioned before Volvo’s spotty reliability is concerning.
 

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It seems with the Volvo we get our heat pump, one-pedal driving, 100 more hp, 360 degree view, for an extra $10K and less range.

After driving both, I was underwhelmed by the Id.4. It seems like a dumbed-down milquetoast attempt to please the wrong audience: IC folks who don’t give damn, anyway. Even with 100 more hp than the RWD version, the AWD ID.4 will be 100 hp less than the Volvo. Considering also the excellent Google Auto interface, the far better driving experience of the Volvo will be almost worth the inferior range. I am on the verge of dumping my ID.4 reservation.
 
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