Motoring: Volvo plugs in to the SUV-coupé craze with the surprisingly fast C40 Recharge

The C40 is the Swedish carmaker’s second electric vehicle, and it’s a smooth and comfortable package

The new Volvo C40: prices start at €58,730

Even Volvo, an ostensibly safety-focused and sensible Scandinavian company, is getting in on the SUV-coupé craze. At least that’s the only explanation for the existence of the car you see before you, the new C40.

Actually, its full name is “C40 Recharge” to indicate that it’s part of the Volvo line-up that needs to be plugged in, and in this case is a fully electric car.

Though it’s based on the same underpinnings as the ...