Volvo Car Malaysia unveils MY23 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

VOLVO Car Malaysia announced an all-new version of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric and XC40 series with model year 2023 (MY23). 

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is the first electric vehicle (EV) introduced by Volvo Car Malaysia back in March 2022. The response for the EV was overwhelming, receiving over 400 orders within the first two months, with all units delivered by June 2022. 

“The astounding success of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric tells me we are moving in the right direction with our all-electric journey,” said Volvo Car Malaysia MD Charles Frump. 

“Since the introduction of our electrification agenda, we are constantly seeking ways to improve customers’ driving experiences. With the new upgrades of MY23 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, we believe customers can expect an enhanced driving experience that provides them the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way.” 

The new XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is priced at RM278,888 and is available with new features — new exterior colour Fjord Blue, remote air purifier PM2.5 pre-cleaning, updated front and rim designs, Charcoal Connect Suede textile interiors, updated

Foot Movement Detection Module (FMDM) and new gear lever sculpted with the leather-free charcoal gear shift. 

The MY23 updates are also available to the XC40 Recharge T5 Ultimate (Plug-in Hybrid) and XC40 B5 Ultimate (Mild Hybrid) with both priced at RM268,888. The models will also receive a facelift to their design which includes a Dynamic Chassis change. 

Customers can experience the comfort of smooth acceleration with zero tailpipe emissions, driving towards a sustainable and safer future. The first-ever locally assembled pure EV is stylish and powerful. 

The MY23 XC40 models will be available in six colour options — Black Stone, Crystal White, Sage Green, Silver Dawn, Thunder Grey and the latest colour Fjord Blue. 

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric was also the first model that was made available for booking on Volvo Car Malaysia’s official website at

You can also book a test drive at or any Volvo authorised dealer. — TMR 

  • This article first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print edition