Volvo has announced Australian pricing and specification of the Volvo C40 Recharge, its second pure electric model.

The C40 Recharge is based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) vehicle platform, and is best thought of as a lower, sleeker, small SUV.

There is a new front design, a new face for electric Volvos. The signature Thor’s Hammer head lights are augmented with LED light technology.

Volvo C40 Recharge comes either in dual and single motor models. Dual motor has a stunning 300kW/660Nm powertrain andĀ all-wheel-driveĀ , with a 0-100km/h in in 4.7 seconds.

Range from the 78kWh lithium-ion battery is around 420km and can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent capacity in 40 minutes from a 150kW DC fast charger.

The single-motor is front wheel drive with 434 kilometres per charge.

The smaller 69kWh battery pack charges from 10 to 80 per cent charge in as little as 32 minutes.

Th cabin has a range of colour options and is also the first Volvo to be completely leather-free.