Motoring: Volvo’s latest SUV accelerates towards a fully electric future

The new C40, a sleek-looking sporty SUV from the Swedish company, will only be available in electric form

The Volvo C40 Recharge Twin’s smoothness and refinement make it a joy to drive. Picture: Stan Papior

Throughout its 94-year history, Volvo has frequently demonstrated its progressive nature, particularly concerning safety improvements. These days, the Swedish car brand is eyeing a fully electric future and its latest model, the C40, is the next chapter in that story.

Like many other premium offerings in this SUV segment, the C40 adopts a sloping roof profile for that in-vogue coupé-like appearance. It shares the same chunky front-end design as the XC40 though, and an appealing ...