Back in November when Volvo unveiled the new EX90 electric SUV, it teased a new small electric crossover. That car has just been confirmed as the new EX30, read on to find out more.
- New Volvo EX30 teased
- New small electric crossover
- May share parts with the Smart #1
- Likely to sit below the XC40 Recharge
- Could be cheaper than that car as well
- Official reveal likely in 2023
The new Volvo EX30 has been teased ahead of an official reveal next year.
This small electric crossover will be an alternative to cars like the Kia Niro EV and Peugeot e-2008 and is set to be one of the most affordable electric Volvos you can buy when it arrives in showrooms – possibly as early as 2023.
New Volvo EX30 design
These darkened teasers are the only clue so far as to what this new Volvo EX30 will look like.
The main thing you can see here is the C-shaped rear light design, making it look like a mini EX90.
The overall shape is also pretty similar to the current Volvo XC40, although it’s rumoured that the EX30 will be smaller than that car.
The front end is likely to take heavy inspiration from the recently revealed EX90 flagship (pictured above). Expect to see a similar ‘Thor’s hammer’ headlamp design and minimalist bumper, meaning there’ll be no fake grilles in sight.
New Volvo EX30 motors and batteries
Volvo is yet to confirm what motors and batteries will be used in the EX30 but it’s likely to share parts from other cars under the Geely umbrella (the parent company that owns Volvo).
Find out all about the new Volvo EX90 flagship in the video below…
This means the Volvo EX30 may use components from the forthcoming Smart #1. That car gets a 60kWh battery with up to 273 miles of range. If it does use comparable parts, expect a similar range from the new Volvo EX30.
The Smart also uses a single, rear-mounted motor with 272hp and a 111mph top speed. The Volvo may even make use of the dual-motor 428hp setup from the Brabus version of the #1, but that would be further down the line.
New Volvo EX30 price and release date
Expect to see the new Volvo EX30 officially revealed around the spring of 2023.
As for price, Volvo hasn’t confirmed numbers yet but it’s rumoured to be smaller and less expensive than the current Volvo XC40 Recharge. This means it could cost from as little as £40,000.
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