The hybrid bargain that you did not expect, a premium SUV with a Zero Emissions label at a general price

Despite the rise in prices that the market is experiencing and that affects practically all brands, general and premium, economic cars and the most expensive, internal combustion – diesel and gasoline – but also hybrids and electric , there are products that continue to establish themselves as an intelligent purchase.

And among them, the Volvo XC40 is still one of the most interesting alternatives, offering us a premium SUV at a generalist price. And not only is its access version interesting, with a C label and a 129 hp gasoline engine, but also a plug-in hybrid version that is positioned at a very attractive price, comparable to that of alternatives such as those proposed by brands such as Hyundai.

However, Are we facing a real hybrid bargain or just a good price?

Premium SUV with Zero Emissions label

As we told you, the Volvo XC40 is available from €29,900, a tremendously competitive price for a premium positioning SUV that, in our tests, has been presented as a very comfortable car, well equipped throughout the range, and with a high perceived quality. In any case, the most economical XC40 has a 129 hp access gasoline engine.

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If we continue exploring the Volvo XC40 range we find a Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybridwhich in the T4 version has a 211 hp plug-in hybrid mechanics (129 hp from the gasoline thermal engine and 82 hp from the electric motor) and an Essential equipment line with which its price starts at €41,500. To reach this price it is necessary to apply all the discounts available this month and the Volvo promotion that requires financing the purchase – a minimum amount of €29,000.

This plug-in hybrid Volvo XC40 has the ECO label and also meets the requirements to request aid from the MOVES Plan, with which we can access aid of €2,500 and up to €5,000 if we deliver an old car for scrapping. In other words, With the help of the MOVES Plan, the Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid can cost us €36,500.

Premium SUV at a generalist price

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is one of the best-selling plug-in hybrids in Spain and Almost a third of the XC40 registrations in the accumulated of this year correspond to this plug-in hybrid version. If we analyze the prices of other general plug-in hybrids, we find similar prices, or even higher ones. For example, him Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid starts at €36,590practically the same price, with the help of the MOVES Plan already applied.

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On the other hand, if we look for a Volvo XC40, with any of its engines, and not just the plug-in hybrids, nor the access gasoline engine, in the What car did I buy? we can find Dozens of options for this premium SUV below €40,000.

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