To compete with the ongoing trend to showcase electric vehicles in India, the Volvo also announced that the company will bring electric vehicles in the country. As the electric vehicle is the necessity of current trend and we can expect many launches towards the move during Auto Expo 2018 by many manufacturers.
The Swedish manufacturer has declared officially that its first independent electric vehicle will reach in 2019. This battery powered hatchback will be in a line of the production model of the 40.2 concepts which was revealed last year and will come under the 40-badged family variants.
Previously, when the launch of the XC40 took place in September last year, the Chinese-owned company head Håkan Samuelsson mentioned in a comment that an independent battery powered variant would reach ahead of any electric models of currently existing models. Henrik Green, Volvo’s R&D head has mentioned in a statement that they are thinking for a 499 km range in relation to the 40.2 concept-based production model.
Last year, Volvo announced proposals to bring electric model line-ups in India and it was the first to announce that time. The company said that from 2019, the new range of electric, mild-hybrid and hybrid powertrains will start sharing in the cars.
Volvo India plans a range of models including the S60 sedan, V40 hatchback, the flagship S90 sedan and derivatives such as the recently updated XC90, the V90 Cross Country, and the lately launched XC60. The Chinese-owned company also plans to launch the smallest SUV, the XC40 in the country in 2018 sometime.