New features, new tech, and more customization.
Despite suffering a slow start to 2022, Volvo continues to innovate and improve its product offering in the US. The Swedish manufacturer is pushing harder than ever in the field of EV tech, and most of its models are either heading toward an all-electric future, or at least hybridization of some sort. Its massively popular range of XC SUVs continues to lead in sales, and now two of its most popular models, the Volvo XC40 and the all-electric XC40 Recharge are getting a notable refresh for the 2023 model year. The refresh will include new styling updates, an all-hybrid powertrain lineup for the XC40, and the introduction of a Google-based infotainment system to the entire XC40 lineup.
All 2023 model year XC40 variants will receive a new exterior look, with the XC40 Recharge getting a redesigned front bumper with a frameless grille plate. The company's signature Thor's Hammer headlights also get a slight redesign and will now feature the company's state-of-the-art pixel LED light technology. The all-electric XC40 Recharge will also feature a new range of leather-free upholstery options, new exterior colors, and wheel options.
"As we move towards becoming a fully electric company, our design language follows. With the refreshed fully electric XC40, we continue to evolve its instantly recognizable design, creating a more modern face with a sleeker front and an even more integrated grille." said Robin Page, head of design at Volvo Cars.
The Google Automotive built-in infotainment, already standard on Recharge models, will now become standard issue across the XC40 lineup for 2023, promising a seamless transition between home, telephonic, and in-car digital realms. The system includes popular features in native form such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The 2023 Volvo XC40 lineup is already in production, and should reach US retailers this summer. The 2022 XC40 currently retails at $35,100 for the base model, and up to $42,350 for the T5 R-Design. The XC40 Recharge starts at $51,700, and tops out at $58,150 for the Pure Electric Ultimate P8. Pricing and full US specification list for the 2023 lineup are yet to be released.