Expanding its EV immolations, Volvo is launching the small EX30 SUV with sharp styling to go on with its anticipated high- tech platform. Single- and Binary- Motor performances are available, the former with a 268- hp reverse- wheel- drive setup and the ultimate with a 422- hp each- wheel- drive arrangement that makes the EX30, according to Volvo, its fastest-accelerating car to date. No matter which powertrain you choose, you will get the same 64.0- kWh battery pack that’s said to offer up to 275 long hauls of driving per charge.
The EX30 sports cool LED lighting rudiments and Volvo’s justly lauded comfy pail seats, but its cabin makes sustainability a side dish to its style. Volvo has chosen recycled accoutrements for the SUV’s upholstery and partnered with carbon-neutral suppliers to give the EX30 an edge in environmental benevolence. The EX30 fits into the Volvo lineup below the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge brace and creates a new entry- position place in the brand’s scale.
Where This Vehicle Ranks
#6 in Best Electric SUVs
1. Hyundai Ioniq 5
STARTING AT $42,985
2. Kia EV9
STARTING AT $56,395
3. Kia EV6
STARTING AT $43,925
4. Ford Mustang Mach- E
STARTING AT $45,000
5. Volkswagen ID.4
STARTING AT $41,000
6. Volvo EX30
STARTING AT $36,245
What is New for 2025?
The EX30 is a new nameplate for Volvo, using the EX prefix the company is reserving for its coming- generation EVs. When it goes on trade in summer 2024, it’ll join the larger EX90 SUV in the brand’s growing lineup of electric SUVs.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Core Single Motor: $36,245
Plus Single Motor: $40,195
Ultra Single Motor: $41,895
Plus Twin Motor: $46,195
Ultimate Twin Motor: $47,895
While the EX30’s starting price is especially sweet, the mid-range Plus neat with the single- motor powertrain is the interpretation we would recommend. Sure, its 268- hp setup is not going to be as quick as the 422 binary- motor interpretation, but you get a little redundant driving range as a trade- off. The Plus trim adds desirable features to the EX30’s spec distance, including a panoramic sunroof, 19- inch bus, and a Harman/ Kardon stereo system.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
The Single Motor Extended Range model is powered by a 268- hp electric motor mounted on the hinder axle that is good for 253 pound- bases of necklace. Volvo says accelerating to 60 mph should take roughly 5.1 seconds with that setup.
The Dual Motor Performance model will offer exhilaration campaigners the EV punch they are looking for. With a motor on each axle totaling 422 power and 400 pound- bases of necklace, Volvo says the Dual Motor model can launch to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. From our experience during a brief test drive in Barcelona, that seems an accurate estimate.
We also tried the hinder- wheel drive Single Motor model, which is not as rapid-fire but still proved fairly punchy for the civic setting we drove by. Both models offered a firm lift on 19- inch bus, but the EX30’s lattice feels balanced and nimble on twisty roads.
A Cross Country model may join the lineup a little latterly, offering further ground concurrence and a more rugged look. Volvo hasn’t given us every detail for that model just yet, but we do not anticipate to see any hardcore off- roading outfit being part of that package.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
All performances of the EX30 come with a 64.0- kWh battery pack which Volvo says is large enough to give up to 275 long hauls of driving per charge in hinder- wheel- drive models. All- wheel- drive models are estimated at 265 long hauls per charge, and both can be charged on a DC presto- charging connection at a peak charging rate of 153 kW. With this connection, Volvo claims the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes.
Energy Frugality and Real- World MPGe
The EPA hasn’t released energy- frugality estimates for the EX30 yet, but we anticipate it to be competitive with other small electric SUVs similar as the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Kia Niro EV. When we get a chance, we’ll take the EX30 on our 75- mph trace energy- frugality test route and update this story with its results. For further information about the EX30’s energy frugality, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The EX30’s interior uses reclaimed accoutrements throughout for a greener footmark. One upholstery option, for illustration, uses waste from the denim recycling process, while other options include an interior darned from flax and a hair volition made from recycled polyester. The interior looks relatively minimalist, which aligns with Volvo’s Scandinavian design strategy, but with some new twists. The EX30’s glovebox, for illustration, is dislocated to the center of the dashboard under the infotainment screen, making it easier for the motorist to reach. In order to save room, the cupholders on the SUV fold up when not in use.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Taking a runner from Tesla’s playbook, the EX30 will feature a single vertically acquainted display screen that serves as both infotainment and hand display. The 12.3- inch screen uses an streamlined interpretation of Volvo’s Google- grounded interface and features Google Charts for navigation as well as wireless Apple CarPlay. The EX30’s stereo system is unique in that Volvo tagged to install a soundbar across the base of the dashboard rather than individual speakers throughout the vehicle.
Safety and motorist- backing Features Of EX30
Like other Volvos, the EX30 will come standard with a suite of motorist- backing features to help avoid accidents. For further information about the EX30’s crash- test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) websites. crucial safety features are likely to include
- Standard automated exigency retardation with rambler and cyclist discovery
2. Standard lane- departure warning with lane- keeping help Standard adaptive
3. Voyage control with a lane- centering point
Bond and conservation Coverage
Volvo offers a well- rounded bond package on its new buses , including a complimentary listed conservation plan that spans three times or 36,000 long hauls.
1. Limited bond covers 4 times or 50,000 long hauls
2. Powertrain bond covers 4 times or 50,000 long hauls
3. Battery factors are covered for 8 times or 100,000 long hauls
4. Complimentary listed conservation is covered for 3 times or 36,000 long hauls