Volvo EX30 becomes SA’s cheapest premium EV – Pricing and Spec

Volvo has finally unveiled its highly anticipated EX30, marking the brand’s foray into the compact and affordable electric SUV segment. Positioned as the smallest SUV in Volvo’s lineup, the EX30 offers a more city-friendly and budget-friendly option for Eco-conscious consumers.

Unveiled in Milan, Italy, the EX30 shares a similar nomenclature with its larger sibling, the EX90, with the “EX” prefix denoting its all-electric nature. Design-wise, the EX30 takes inspiration from the EX90, showcasing a closed shield grille, digitally-rendered Thor’s Hammer headlights, split taillights arranged in a similar fashion, and a familiar dashboard layout.

However, Volvo has made subtle differentiations to give the EX30 its own identity. The profile boasts an ascending waistline that culminates in a thick C-pillar, creating an optical illusion of a “floating roof.” The bonnet exhibits a more dramatic slope towards the nose, while the muscular wheel arches are prominently accentuated compared to the EX90.

Stepping inside the cabin, the EX30 exudes a minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic infused with cutting-edge technology. The centrepiece of the dashboard is a 12.3-inch single-screen infotainment system, providing a seamless and intuitive user interface. Another noteworthy feature is the soundbar that stretches across the upper portion of the dash beneath the windshield, a first-of-its-kind innovation in the automotive realm.

To enhance the personalized experience, Volvo offers customers the choice of four distinct interior themes and five ambient lighting themes, each complemented by a carefully crafted ambient soundscape. Collaborating with tech giants such as Google, Apple, and Qualcomm, Volvo has strived to deliver an unparalleled user experience.

The EX30 range consists of five variants, all boasting a top speed of 180 km/h. While their 0-100 km/h acceleration times and battery power differ slightly, the overall performance and range remain impressive across the lineup. Here’s a quick breakdown of the model range:

EX30 Core Single Motor: This entry-level variant accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5,7 seconds. Equipped with a 51 kWh battery, it generates 200 kW of power, 343 N.m of torque, and offers a range of 344 km.

EX30 Plus Single Motor ER: With a slightly larger battery than the entry-level model, the EX30 Plus Single Motor ER achieves a 0-100 km/h time of 5,3 seconds. Its 69 kWh battery produces 200 kW and 343 N.m, providing an extended range of 480 km.

EX30 Plus Twin Motor Performance: Positioned as one of the fastest variants, the EX30 Plus Twin Motor Performance sprints from 0-100 km/h in a mere 3.6 seconds. It houses a 69 kWh battery and offers a range of 460 km.

EX30 Ultra Single Motor ER: Sharing the same 69 kWh battery as the previous variant, the EX30 Ultra Single Motor ER covers a range of 480 km. It achieves a 0-100 km/h time of 5,3 seconds.

EX30 Ultra Twin Motor Performance: Sitting at the top of the model range, the EX30 Ultra Twin Motor Performance features a 69 kWh battery that produces 315 kW of power and 543 N.m of torque. With a range of 460 km, this variant claims a 0-100 km/h time of 3,6 seconds.
Pricing for the new Volvo EX30:

EX30 Core Single Motor – R775 900
EX30 Plus Single Motor ER – R865 900
EX30 Plus Twin Motor Performance – R935 900
EX30 Ultra Single Motor ER – R965 900
EX30 Ultra Twin Motor Performance – R995 900

Excitingly, interested buyers will be able to place their orders for the new Volvo EX30 starting tomorrow, June 8, 2023. With its compact size, attractive design, and range of options, the EX30 aims to make electric mobility more accessible and appealing to a wider audience.

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