On Wednesday, Volvo introduced the EX30, its latest model, showcasing its captivating design, exceptional performance, and a price that could draw the attention of potential new customers to the electric car market.
Volvo’s entry into the subcompact crossover market with an electric powertrain is embodied by the EX30. Priced at $36,145, which includes the destination charge, this model presents an appealing choice for consumers.
In the EX30 Core Single Motor Extended Range model variant, a single motor is responsible for propelling the rear axle, ensuring an optimal range. Boasting a battery capacity of 69 kWh, this model is capable of covering an estimated distance of up to 275 miles.
To cater to those in search of exceptional performance, Volvo presents the Twin Motor Performance grade within the EX30 lineup. This variant incorporates an extra electric motor on the front axle, delivering all-wheel drive capabilities.
With this setup, the EX30 showcases an impressive peak output of 422 horsepower, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.4 seconds. As a result, it matches the speed of the Kia EV6 GT and certain supercars.
Additionally, Volvo has disclosed that the battery within the Twin Motor Performance grade is capable of supporting DC fast charging at rates reaching 153 kW. This facilitates a charging time of approximately 27 minutes for a 10-80% charge, while providing an estimated range of 265 miles for this particular variant.
In 2024, an exciting addition to the EX30 model lineup is on the horizon: the EX30 Cross Country. This forthcoming variant, built for more rugged terrains, will introduce several notable enhancements. These upgrades include increased ground clearance, fortified underbody protection, and the inclusion of 19-inch wheels. Meanwhile, production for the standard EX30 is expected to start later this year.
Confirmation has been made by Volvo regarding the forthcoming arrival of the EX30 in the United States during the upcoming summer. They are presently open for reservations (while reservations for the EX30 Cross Country variant are set to commence in 2024).
With its entry-level classification, the EX30 takes a departure from the customary opulent interior design observed in larger models by Volvo. Its emphasis is on practicality and sustainability. Central to its infotainment setup is a 12.3-inch touchscreen that seamlessly incorporates well-known Google applications.
Wireless Apple CarPlay is supported by the system, and an exclusive app grants owners remote access to specific vehicle functions, such as pre-heating on chilly mornings or locating it in busy parking areas.
Beneath the screen, a center console that can be tailored to individual preferences offers generous storage compartments, with a dedicated one specifically designed for occupants in the backseat. Spanning across the entire width of the dashboard, there is a soundbar. Towards the rear of the car,
The EX30 model by Volvo will present a range of distinctive design themes known as “rooms.” These captivating themes integrate environmentally conscious materials like recycled denim, plastic, fibers derived from flax, and ethically sourced wool.
Ensuring utmost safety, the EX30 prioritizes the implementation of advanced protective measures. To provide sturdy defense, the safety cage utilizes high-strength steel, with special emphasis placed on fortifying the roof and supporting pillars.
Volvo’s comprehensive Safe Space Technology suite is integrated into the vehicle, comprising electronic driver-assist features such as automatic emergency braking. Moreover, the package encompasses automated parking capabilities, accompanied by driver monitoring, enabling seamless execution of parallel, perpendicular, and diagonal parking maneuvers.