Volvo Cars confirms pricing for the all-new EX30 electric SUV

Volvo has launched the new EX30, its smallest ever electric SUV which boasts the smallest carbon footprint of any Volvo produced to date.

Oct 26, 2023

"The Volvo EX30 will arrive in New Zealand from April 2024 and it really is an expresso version of everything Volvo, with distinctive Scandinavian design values, advanced safety, legendary comfort and cutting-edge tech in a smaller format,” says Ben Montgomery, General Manager of Volvo Car New Zealand. “With the EX30 we enter a new, growing segment – the small, fully electric luxury SUV, opening up the world of Volvo and electric vehicles to a lot of new Kiwis."

The new Volvo EX30 combines the best elements of Volvo’s distinctive Scandinavian ‘living room’ design with industry leading safety features, and the latest Apple CarPlay and voice-activated Google functionalities as standard. In keeping with Volvo’s commitment to produce electric only cars by 2030, EX30 is 100% electric. The smooth, powerful electric powertrain of the Volvo EX30 is at the heart of the driving experience.

A high-voltage 400V lithium-ion battery makes the Volvo EX30 optimised for range, comfort, safety, and versatility. Three locally available variants will carry the 69kWh battery option. The single motor Extended range has 200kW of power and 343Nm of torque whereas the twin motor Performance with electric motors both in front and the rear having a maximum output of 315kW of power and 543Nm of torque.

The single motor variant has an estimated range of up to 480km with the twin motor being up to 460km of range (global WLTP figures). Depending on the DC peak charging power, both the Single Motor Extended Range and the Twin Motor Performance variants are capable of charging from 10% to 80% in approximately thirty minutes.

As the most sustainable Volvo model ever produced, the leather-free interior of EX30 incorporates recycled and renewable materials such as New Zealand wool, and denim upholstery created from the waste fibres of the denim recycling process. These new materials add creative textures, colour and personality to the generous cabin which features a minimalist dashboard equipped with a 12.3-inch tablet screen in the centre.

The Volvo EX30 introduces the soundbar speaker concept as standard. The soundbar elegantly integrates tweeters, mid-range speakers and a woofer outlet in a stylish audio unit covering the full width of the dashboard in front of the occupants. Bringing home audio design into the car, the soundbar makes sound more driver focused than ever and is an important part of the car’s modern interior design impression. This speaker concept also frees up valuable space in the doors while reducing weight and material resources.

The EX30 also features a new 12.3-inch modern tablet display with Google built-in apps and services that are as intuitive to use as a smartphone. Wireless Apple CarPlay gives convenient in-car access to favourite iPhone apps to navigate, make calls, receive, and answer messages and enjoy music. The EX30 is always updated with the latest software and systems via Over The Air updates.

The Volvo EX30 might be small but it is big on safety. All the safety features that would be expected from a Volvo are there to assist.

High tech features include Lane, Keeping Aid, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Run-off road Mitigation, BLIS (Blind Spot Monitoring System) with steer assist, Intersection auto brake (straight crossing path and also with right/left hand turn), Collision avoidance and mitigation by braking and steering, Vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian detection, Oncoming mitigation by braking, Pedestrian, cyclist and scooter steering avoidance, Rear collision warning and mitigation, Rear cross traffic alert with auto brake, front cross traffic with auto brake, Low speed auto break (rear), Road sign information and Intelligent speed assist,

The EX30 also features Adaptive Cruise Control, Pilot Assist, Lane change assist, Park Assist Camera, rear view and door opening alert.

The local model line up includes the Volvo EX30 Single Motor Extended Plus ($74,990.00 plus ORCs), the Volvo EX30 Single Motor Extended Ultra ($78,990.00 plus ORCs), and the Volvo EX30 Twin Performance Ultra ($84,990.00 plus ORCs).