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Media advisory – not for publication: Volvo Cars at SMMT Test Day 2023

At Volvo Cars, we are busy working towards our ambition of being a fully electric car maker by 2030. There’s the new EX30 small SUV and EX90 large SUV on the horizon, but we have also recently updated our existing pure electric models – the C40 and XC40 Recharge. With a longer range and improved efficiency, these upgraded models are both now capable of more than 300 miles on a single charge.


The international media launch of these (pre-production) cars was in late April, but we have secured two left-hand-drive models from Sweden to bring to SMMT Test Day. This is the first time that anyone will have driven these cars in the UK, so please visit the Volvo stand to sample them.


We will also have the V60 and XC90 plug-in hybrid models to test, complete with our latest Android-powered infotainment system, along with the rugged V90 Cross Country in a rather fetching Bright Dusk colour.


These are the cars that will be available to drive on the hill route at Millbrook:

•    C40 Recharge RWD (updated, single-motor, rear-wheel-drive version)

•    XC40 Recharge Twin AWD (updated, dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version)

•    V60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T6 AWD

•    V90 Cross Country B5 AWD

•    XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 AWD


And as if that wasn’t enough, there will be a special appearance from one of our iconic heritage models – an immaculate, low-mileage 240 GLT from 1989 will be on static display.


Of course, it wouldn’t be Volvo if we didn’t add a little Swedish flavour to Test Day, so we invite you to join us for Fika throughout the day. A variety of sweet treats, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available if you fancy a break and a chat with the team. We all look forward to catching up with you.


See you on Thursday!


The Volvo Car UK PR team

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