Compact Luxury Plug-in Hybrid SUV comparison: 2021 Mini Cooper Countryman SE Hybrid v 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

Style and substance! We compare a pair of upmarket, High Street dwellers that plug-in with a conscience. The Mini Cooper Countryman SE Hybrid faces off against the Volvo XC40 Recharge to see which one puts the best foot forward as a stepping stone to your electric driving future.

Overview

Let’s be honest. A transition from petrol to electric power for your next new car is somewhat of an inevitability.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge pricing and specs announced
Volvo XC40 Recharge

Swedish brand’s first EV for Australia won’t come cheap Australian pricing and specifications for the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric have Read more

Tested: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 Is a Stealth EV
Tested: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 Is a Stealth EV

Volvo's electrified compact crossover is a lot like its gas-powered twin, only much, much quicker. Automakers can choose from two Read more

2021 Volvo XC40 Review
2021 Volvo XC40 Review

The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a subcompact SUV/crossover, but far from a substandard effort. The premium XC40 is one of Read more

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover coupe aims to upend car sales
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover coupe aims to upend car sales

Volvo has revealed the second all-electric model in its Recharge line-up, with the 2022 Volvo C40 bringing a sleek, crossover-coupe Read more

New Geely KX11 SUV revealed
New Geely KX11 SUV revealed

Chinese car-maker unveils its take on the Volvo XC40 that could be sold Down Under Geely has pulled the drapes off Read more

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 First Drive – Crossover EV has Swedish star potential
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 First Drive – Crossover EV has Swedish star potential

It’s unfair to say that Volvo took the easy route in developing the 2021 XC40 Recharge, the all-electric version of Read more

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a price and a charging network
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a price and a charging network

Volvo has priced up its new all-electric crossover, with the 2021 XC40 Recharge getting not only US pricing but a Read more

Volvo begins production of 2021 XC40 Recharge EV
Volvo begins production of 2021 XC40 Recharge EV

After revealing the Volvo XC40 Recharge EV crossover late last year, the Swedish carmaker recently announced that production for its Read more

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Puts Volvo in the EV Game
Volvo XC40 EV due in Australia early 2021

Electrification is coming fast, and the greatest ideological quandary for manufacturers that embrace it is whether to buy or build Read more

Premium SUV comparison: 2019 Range Rover Evoque v Jaguar E-Pace v Lexus UX v Volvo XC40
Premium SUV comparison: 2019 Range Rover Evoque v Jaguar E-Pace v Lexus UX v Volvo XC40

Has the past year been kind to these fancy little premium SUVs? Let's take another look. This story was first Read more

2021 Audi Q3 Review
2021 Audi Q3 Review

The 2021 Audi Q3 is the smallest and least expensive SUV from the German luxury brand. Though compact in size, Read more

Volvo XC40 EV due in Australia early 2021
Volvo XC40 EV due in Australia early 2021

Volvo’s first pure-electric model to touch down in the first quarter of next year Volvo Cars Australia has confirmed the Read more