Volvo has begun production of the C40 Recharge at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.
The C40 Recharge is the firm’s second fully electric car, following the all-electric variant of the XC40 Recharge.
The electric crossover offers the benefits of an SUV, but has a lower and sleeker design thanks to a striking rear styling and a lower roof line.
Up front, the car sports what the firm describes as the new face for its electric products, as well as headlights equipped with state-of-the-art pixel technology.
The Volvo C40 Recharge will also be available with model-exclusive colour and deco options in the cabin. It is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather-free.
Like the XC40 Recharge, the customer here will also find themselves utilising Volvo’s latest Android-based infotainment system.
Volvo Cars is increasing electric car capacity at the Ghent facility considerably, to 135,000 cars per year.
Production of the C40 Recharge at the site will form a key part of the firm’s plan to sell only fully electric cars by 2030.