Volvo has unveiled the EX30, a new electric SUV targeted at younger customers and positioned as the brand’s entry-level model. The vehicle, based on Geely’s SEA platform, will initially be available only in Europe. Volvo expects the majority of EX30 buyers to be new to the brand, with many purchasing it as a second car. The SUV boasts impressive features such as a range of up to 474km for the Extended Range version and a combined output of 427hp for the Twin Motor Performance model, making it the fastest-accelerating Volvo to date.
In terms of design, the EX30 shares similarities with Volvo’s flagship EX90 SUV, including a closed-off grille and signature ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights. The interior showcases Volvo’s traditional design approach, with a 12.3-inch vertically mounted touchscreen dominating the dashboard. The infotainment system is Google-based and compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The interior also emphasizes storage options and offers four different designs using recyclable and renewable materials.
The EX30 will be available with three powertrain options and two battery types. The entry-level version features a rear-mounted 271hp motor with a 51kWh lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery, providing a claimed range of 342km. The Extended Range variant utilizes a 69kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) battery, extending the range to 474km. The top-spec Twin Motor Performance model combines the NMC battery with a second 158hp electric motor on the front axle, resulting in a combined output of 427hp.
In terms of safety, while the EX30 lacks the Lidar systems of the flagship EX90, Volvo assures that it will maintain the brand’s high safety standards. The SUV will include features such as alerts for opening doors near cyclists or pedestrians, advanced restraint systems, and driver assistance systems. Volvo has also focused on digital technology, providing a dedicated app with features like a digital key and remote-operated heating.
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