This very first C40 Recharge model comes, for the time being, only with AWD and the brand's biggest 78kWh battery, plus a fully stacked 'P8' level of trim. Hence the lofty list price, which from launch was pitched at £57,400 including insurance, maintenance and servicing for three years. Primarily, ordering will be online, though you can do that from a dealer showroom if you'd prefer to have someone guide you through the process.
Rather than buying outright, the brand expects most customers to use its 'Care by Volvo' subscription options - there two, both with no deposit and both including servicing and maintenance. The 'Flexible' contract costs from £879 a month, includes a 30 day trial period at the beginning and requires three month's notice before contract end. Or you can take out a subscription-based contract with a fixed 36 month tariff which costs from £729 per month. The standard subscription rate gives you 6,000 annual miles and customers can top up their limit at the rate of £15 a month for each additional 2000 mile block, up to 10,000 miles, and then add £10 extra on top for the maximum limit of 12,000 miles. Equipment for the first launch cars gives you virtually everything you could want including leather upholstery, a large sunroof and class leading camera safety kit.