- Volvo unveils the all-new EX30 electric SUV, featuring sleek design elements inspired by its flagship EX90 model, including the iconic Thor’s Hammer headlights and diagonal line emblem.
- The EX30 offers impressive performance with powertrain options ranging from a single motor to a twin motor, allowing for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in as little as 3.6 seconds, making it Volvo’s fastest vehicle to date.
The all-new Volvo EX30 electric SUV has been unveiled by the Swedish automaker Volvo. The Volvo EX30 is built on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture platform for EVs, which also serves as the foundation for the Smart #1 SUV.
The all-new Volvo EX30 is the Swedish automaker’s smallest electric SUV. However, don’t mistake the EX30 for a toy because it measures 4,233mm long and has a 2,650mm wheelbase.
The style of the EX30 is reminiscent of Volvo’s flagship electric SUV, the EX90. The Volvo EX30 has a diagonal line running across the emblem, and the Thor’s Hammer headlights, like the EX90, are made up of numerous square pixels.
A coupe-like sloping roof, black side skirts, and some slick alloy wheels (18 or 19 inches) adorn the flanks. At the back, there’s a roof-mounted spoiler element, split LED taillights and the Volvo name written out on the tailboard.
Inside, you’ll find a 12-inch vertically aligned centre touchscreen that displays all of your info, including speed and range. The central screen also serves as the infotainment display, with Google-based software that includes Maps and Spotify as standard, as well as Apple CarPlay capability.
The system is linked to a Harman Kardon music system and manages the dual-zone climate management system, which employs a heat pump. The heated seats and steering wheel are also standard on the EX30.
The Volvo EX90 is available in three powertrain configurations: single motor, single motor extended range, and twin motor performance. The standard Single Motor has a 51kWh LFP battery pack with a range of 344km that can charge at a maximum speed of 150kWh in 26 minutes, bringing the cells from 10% to 80%.
The EX30 Single Motor model has a single motor that produces 268bhp and 343Nm of peak torque. This EX30 model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 180 km/h.
The Extended Range variant has a 69kWh NMC battery pack and can travel 480 km on a single charge. The battery charges at a maximum rate of 175kWh, charging the cells from 10% to 80% in 26 minutes. The Extended Range Single Motor model accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds and tops out at 180km/h. The dual-motor variant has the same battery pack as the extended-range model, but its range is reduced to 460km. The Twin Motor Performance version of the EX30, on the other hand, adds a second motor to the front axle, making it an all-wheel-drive SUV.
The EX30 Twin Motor Performance has a max torque of 543Nm and a power output of 422bhp. This enables the EX30’s top-spec edition to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The Volvo EX30 is the company’s quickest automobile to date.