Volvo recently revealed the Volvo EX30 small premium SUV, expanding its all-electric offering to four models.
Featuring a long wheelbase, large wheels, and equal overhangs, the EX30 comes with a digital rendition of the Thor’s Hammer headlights. There will be five vibrant exterior colours to choose from, ranging from the stylish Cloud Blue to the bright and expressive Moss Yellow.
In terms of powertrain, the EX30 will be offered with three options and two different battery types, allowing the model to be sold at a more competitive price in selected markets.
While the entry level version will feature a single-motor option with an LFP battery, the Single Motor Extended Range variant will come with the NMC extended-range battery. This single-motor, extended range version will offer a range of up to 480km.
Finally, the Twin Motor Performance variant which is powered by the NMC battery with a second e-motor makes 428 hp and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. This all-wheel drive variant is officially Volvo’s fastest-accelerating car ever!
Another thing the EX30 does fast is charging. The extended-range Twin Motor variant has a charging capacity of up to 153kW, while the standard-range car has a capacity of 134kW. That means you can charge your battery from 10 to 80 per cent in a little over 25 minutes. Through the car’s centre display and app, you can set the amperage, maximum charging level and when you want to start charging.
To support the best possible driving experience, Volvo has tuned the chassis of the EX30 to make the most of the car’s compact dimensions. Its low centre of gravity, as well as its relatively low and evenly distributed weight are complemented by ease of driving and nimbleness in the city and beyond.
Where safety is concerned, it includes as standard a special safety feature for bikes that helps prevent so-called ‘dooring’ accidents, alerting you when you are about to open your door in front of a cyclist, scooter or runner.
As for the interior, owners can choose from four distinct interior rooms, each with their own expression, while there are smart storage options throughout the cabin.
Infotainment is taken care by a single-screen UX with Google built-in and the latest version of Volvo’s infotainment system. The Volvo EX30 is also Volvo’s first car to include a new generation of our popular Park Pilot Assist feature. It can handle all types of parking spaces, including parallel, curved, perpendicular and diagonal fishbone-style, making parking in tight spaces a breeze.
The new Park Pilot Assist will identify any available parking spots around you. Then, once you’ve tapped the one you want in the new 3D user interface, the feature will operate the throttle and brake as well as the steering. While you supervise the parking process, the screen shows the distance to objects such as cars, walls and bollards in metric or imperial figures.
Starting next year, the EX30 will also become available as a Cross Country variant. Order books for this special version of Volvo’s small electric SUV will open in 2024, with production expected to start later that year.