The Volvo C40 is an SUV coupe
In the Volvo C40, two electric motors produce 408 hp
Driving: The C40 is more comfortable than a Polestar 2
the Steering is direct and easy. If the resistance of the steering wheel is too low, you can sharpen it with the sporty attitude. The brakes respond well, and the recuperation allows driving with one pedal (one-pedal drive) with a decent thrust reversal. Despite the comfortable set-up, the C40 with its 408 hp does not lack the electric punch: we blindly buy the 4.7 seconds to 100 km / h from the Volvo. Of the All-wheel drive also ensures good traction – perfect for quick overtaking maneuvers. Here the Polestar 2 and C40 are at eye level and share the same performance values in terms of power. At top speed, the C40 is braked at 180 km / h, while the Polestar 2 still goes to 200 km / h.
High seating position and Android infotainment in Volvo’s SUV coupé
the The seating position in the C40 is at the same level as the XC40, in addition, the center console in the C40 is not as high as that of the Polestar 2. As a result, the view of the road and the feeling of space are better. Incidentally, the C40 is the first Volvo model that completely without leather is offered. In addition to the normal trunk with 413 liters, the C40 has a “frunk” under the front hood due to its design, which offers a further 31 liters of storage space. The infotainment comes from the Polestar 2 and the XC40 Recharge, which means that Volvo also does this with the C40 Google developed Android system is used. The advantage: Various Google services are integrated directly into the system, and the voice assistant also works in the car. (Everyday test: the new Android operating system is really that good!)