Volvo to showcase four new models in IndiaMarch 14, 2021
Volvo is accelerating its global expansion and will launch four new models in the Indian car market, among which electric vehicles will be key. The company is making a tough bet as it wants to get its own piece of the pie from this developing country.
At the presentation of the new Volvo XC40 Recharge to the Indian public, the company took the opportunity to reveal some of its plans for this market. Volvo recognizes the role this developing country will play in the automotive industry in the short term. That is why it is determined to strengthen its position with a decisive launch of its products.
Volvo will present new products in India. In particular, the Swedish automaker will launch four new models in the developing country by 2022. And, no less important, the main “heroes” will be electric vehicles. This has been confirmed by the brand itself, which has ensured that it will produce a new electric vehicle every year from 2021. The announcement came shortly after the company said it wanted to sell only electric cars by 2030.
The automaker is speeding up plans for the electrification of India. If all goes to plan, in a short space of time, at least 80% of Volvo’s sales in India will be all-electric vehicles. The set goal is not earlier and not later than 2025. It’s just around the corner, but with the new models to come, it doesn’t seem like an unattainable goal. Moreover, the company expects to double its total sales by 2023.
The first exciting novelty will arrive in India in a few months and is nothing more than the new Volvo XC40 Recharge, the Swedish firm’s first mass-produced electric vehicle. This zero-emission SUV has already gone on sale in Europe and will gradually expand globally. The XC40 Recharge is followed by the recently introduced Volvo C40 Recharge. It will hit dealerships in India in 2022.
In the meantime, Volvo is finalizing details for a new Indian website that will provide information on its electric range. In addition, as it became known, the long-awaited petrol versions of the XC60 and S90 will arrive by the end of 2021. These two models are already available in India, but with diesel engines.
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