That’s why the Volvo C40 Recharge is not the car enthusiast’s choice – Chronicles

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“It has never been so attractive to get a new Volvo,” says Volvo themselves in the press material about the new, all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge. I’m not so sure.

Let’s look at some of the news and points you press.

In terms of equipment, they want to “reduce complexity and focus on attractive, pre-selected variants”. It has “drastically simplified the C40 Recharge range.”

Why? What happened to the premium affiliation? Freedom of choice is luxury. Being forced to choose four extra options in one package because you really only wanted the fifth gadget is never fun. Ask those who have driven Asian car brands and had it like this at all times – this invention is nothing new!

Only one or two buyers can appreciate this, the job goes faster and the risk of “choosing the wrong one” decreases. But how many – business drivers and others – have problems with there being some alternatives to sit down some evening when they buy a car for 700,000 kronor? As my friend said: Shouldn’t it be special to buy a car? It’s not cough medicine at the pharmacy.

Next point: “All fully electric Volvo models will only be available for purchase online.”

Well, even better. Of course I can understand when someone who wants to be first in the country with the car x, throws away an early order online and enjoys being early as well. Probably a person who changes cars quite often.

But I really wonder if cars are not among the worst products available to shop strictly online. Does the teenager get a seat in the back seat? Do the chairs fit dad’s back? How does the interior feel? What does that color really look like? Without a test session / test ride, it is impossible to know what to buy. But when Volvo wants to sell directly to the customer in the future, there will be no dealers who can show the car. One or two showrooms possibly.

Does buying a car really have to go as fast as ordering a pizza? Again: Shouldn’t it be special to buy a car?

The Volvo C40 Recharge will have year-round tires “for year-round safety and comfort”.

Is this really Volvo? A car enthusiast knows that winter tires are best in winter and summer tires are best in summer. A car enthusiast reads tire tests and chooses tires with care. Hen may buy a used car and not drive test winner tires all the time – but at least keep an eye on his tires.

Year-round tires are in others end of the scale and rather liked more by car pools and the like. Yes, they have gotten better in recent years, but the fact remains that their best feature is that someone does not have to change wheels both in autumn and spring. This someone is Volvo if you subscribe to the car…

Now Volvo has apparently developed a year-round tire together with Pirelli, but that there will be a compromise remains. On a car over 2.2 tons in addition – watch out on the slopes, folks!

Care by Volvo will do it’s just as easy to get and have a car as a mobile. Maybe I’m mossy and Volvo just right out there. Because insofar as there is something that can be called mobile enthusiasts, they want to be able to switch to the latest quickly and easily. Today’s car customers may be going in the same direction. It may not matter if you do not really like how your new car turned out – just replace it quickly!

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