Volvo EX30 with Futuristice Design, 480km Range, Powerful Engine Launched: Price, Design, Specifications
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- The Volvo EX30 is built on Geely’s modular Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) and shares it with the Polestar 4
- The EX30’s UK starting price is around £33,795 (approximately Rs 35 lakh)
- Volvo has introduced two battery options for prospective EX30 buyers
Volvo has unveiled its latest electric vehicle (EV), the Volvo EX30, which serves as the brand’s smallest SUV to date. Positioned as an entry-level model below the XC40 Recharge in Volvo’s EV lineup, the EX30 shares design elements with its flagship counterpart, the EX90, both in its exterior and interior. Notably, the EX30 sets itself apart by becoming the first Volvo EV to provide customers with a choice between two battery chemistries, each tailored to meet specific usage requirements.
Volvo EX30 Design and Features
The Volvo EX30, built on Geely’s modular Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) shared with the Polestar 4, boasts specific dimensions. It measures approximately 4,233mm in length, 1,836mm in width, and 1,549mm in height and has a 2,650mm wheelbase. To provide some context, the EX30’s length is similar to that of a Skoda Kushaq, and its wheelbase matches that of the recently unveiled Honda Elevate compact SUV. The kerb weight of the EX30 EV ranges from 1,830 kg to 1,943 kg, and it offers a boot space of 318 litres, including a hidden storage area of 61 litres located under the load floor.
Taking significant design cues from its larger counterpart, the EX90, the Volvo EX30 exhibits a striking resemblance in terms of styling. It proudly showcases the iconic ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED headlights, a sleek and aerodynamically efficient sealed-off front-end, and eye-catching dual-tone wheels ranging from 18 to 20 inches in size.
At the heart of the EX30’s dashboard lies its prominent 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, oriented in a portrait format. This feature serves as a focal point, offering users easy access to a range of functions. The operating system of the EX30 is based on Google’s Android Automotive OS, providing seamless integration with popular Google services such as Google Assistant, Maps, and Play Store.
Volvo has introduced two battery options for prospective EX30 buyers. The first choice consists of a 51 kWh battery pack utilizing lithium-ferro-phosphate (LFP) chemistry cells, delivering a respectable range of up to 344 kilometers. For those seeking an extended range, Volvo offers a second option: a 69 kWh battery pack employing nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) chemistry cells.
This larger battery pack provides enhanced range capabilities, ensuring a more extended driving experience between charges. EX30 empowers the vehicle with an impressive range of up to 480 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle.
The EX30 variant boasts a formidable peak output of 268 bhp (brake horsepower) and a robust torque of 343 Nm (Newton meters). With this powertrain configuration, the EX30 demonstrates impressive performance capabilities. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a swift 5.7 seconds, showcasing its agility and dynamic nature on the road.
Volvo EX30 Price
The Volvo EX30 will be priced slightly higher than the Hyundai Kona Electric in Europe, starting at around £33,795 (approximately Rs 35 lakh) in the UK. This model plays a crucial role in Volvo’s goal of achieving a fully-electric portfolio by 2030, showcasing the brand’s commitment to sustainable mobility.