Innovation and pioneering spirit drive Volvo Cars. The brand, which has been standing out in terms of electrification in Latin America, presents its new 100% electric model, the Volvo C40. Pre-sale is available from today directly at the brand’s resellers.
“Electrification is in the DNA of Volvo Cars. We started with the hybrid XC90 and we were, more and more, introducing less polluting models in our market. Being able to bring our second 100% electric model to our markets today is a milestone”, says Tarcísio Triviño, managing director and importer markets. “Something very good about our history is seeing the receptivity of the public to electrification throughout Latin America. Whoever comes to Volvo will find the future now”, he highlights.
The C40 has a striking new design, inspired by Scandinavian architecture influenced by light and nature. With two electric motors, it has a powerful power train P8 engine and a power of 408cv.
“Every millimeter of this car has a story, people must feel special inside this car. Volvo’s design philosophy is to create designs that are relevant and have a purpose”, highlights Robin Page, Head of Design at Volvo Cars.
Volvo Cars has stood out in Latin America with the expansion of electrification
Designed to impress, the C40 features the modern and technological panoramic roof, which shapes the entire car, from the front row of seats to the rear seats. With no blind closure, it minimizes light entry by up to 95% and offers 99.5% UV protection by blocking heat radiation from the sun.
Designed for efficiency, the airfoil and rear wings provide an innovative shape while contributing to aerodynamics, ensuring greater range. Due to the modern and technological battery pack, the C40 is capable of driving approximately 444 kilometers on a full charge. Following the brand’s pillar of sustainability, electric cars are now 100% leather-free and the C40 features Nordico, a new interior material created by Volvo Cars.
Leader in electric vehicles
Volvo Cars has stood out in Latin America with the expansion of electrification. Countries like Uruguay and Brazil already have 100% of their hybrid or electric portfolio and Uruguay recorded its best year in 2021. Puerto Rico ended the year with 65% of electrified cars, in addition to having achieved the best results in history.
Colombia also registered a historical sales record and reached the 30% mark of hybrid and electric vehicles. Chile and Peru, for their part, reach 20% of electrification in their portfolio and are isolated leaders in their markets.
About Volvo Cars
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the world’s best known and most respected car brands, selling to customers in more than 100 countries. Volvo Cars is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange in Stockholm, where it trades under the symbol “VOLCAR B”.
Volvo Cars aims to give customers the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This is reflected in its ambition to become a fully electric car manufacturer by 2030 and its commitment to continuously reduce its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate neutral company by 2040. As of December 2020, Volvo Cars it employed approximately 40,000 people.
Volvo Cars’ head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are primarily located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (USA), Chengdu, Daqing and Taizhou (China). The company also has research, development and design centers in Gothenburg, Camarillo (USA), Sunnyvale (USA) and Shanghai (China).