4 changes we spot on the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge (facelift)

The first images of the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge (facelift) have started circulating on the web, and it looks like Volvo will be rolling out a minor update for its entry-level electric SUV in the coming weeks. Here are four differences we note on the 2022 XC40 compared to the pre-facelifted model. 

Headlamps borrowed from the Volvo C40

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge facelift front
The XC40 Recharge should continue with a 75 kWh battery pack, though the EPA-estimated 223 mile range could see a further improvement with software updates in 2022. Image – Drive.com.au

The most significant update on the 2022 Volvo XC40 is its headlamps, which now resemble the Volvo C40 electric coupe SUV’s ‘Pixel’ headlights (based on the XC40 Recharge). The redesign of the headlight cluster also sees the Thor Hammer LED daytime running lights get a slight tweak.

New front bumper

The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a new front bumper that looks similar to the C40 and overall has a theme that is not very far from the Polestar models. The foglight enclosures get a redesign, and it appears the XC40 Recharge facelift will share the T-shaped plastic surrounds with its coupe sibling with the next update.

New color choices

As per a report from Drive.com.au, two new color choices will be available for 2022 XC40 buyers – Sage Green and Fjord Blue. The latter is available on the C40, too, while Sage Green will be a new addition to the ‘40’ series Volvo cars. 

Beige interior option

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge facelift interior
The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge would continue with the Google Automotive Services system, which features voice-activated Google Assistant. Image – Drive.com.au

The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge will be available with a beige non-leather upholstery (Volvo said its EVs would not be available with Leather options starting with the C40), in addition to the black textile upholsteries currently available. While Volvo has not given out any details yet, it would be reasonable to expect the upholstery to use recycled materials. Volvo has committed that by 2025, it will make 25 percent of the interior of its vehicles from recycled materials. The C40’s upholstery is currently made from naturally renewable wool fibers, and a second option uses a combination of suede textile (also made of recycled plastic) and micro-tech material.

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Price & Rivals

We expect Volvo to announce the 2022 XC40 Recharge in the coming days with a market launch in the USA in the first half of next year. Prices should be similar to the current XC40 Recharge, which is available from 56,000 USD. The XC40 Recharge primarily targets the Tesla Model Y.

Featured Image – Drive.com.au