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June 8, 2023

The 2024 Volvo EX30 Is Their Smallest, Most Affordable Model Yet

Volvo Cars has revealed the 2024 EX30—its smallest EV and also its most affordable model yet with a pricing that’s at parity with a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle.

Priced starting at 36,000 Euros (P 2.163 million), the EX30 is designed to have the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date. At 200,000 kilometers of driving, its entire well-to-wheel emissions is below 30 tons. It goes on sale for select markets later this year.

The sustainability concept of the EX30 starts with its three powertrain options and two battery types. For those with shorter travel needs, the single-motor version is paired with a lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery. On the other hand, for those who need range, the NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) provides up to 480 kilometers between charges.

The base motor is a 272 horsepower unit driving the rear wheels, while the Twin Motor Performance ups that to 422 horsepower. The latter makes the EX30 the fastest accelerating Volvo ever with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 3.6 seconds.

Regardless of powertrain, Volvo has taken care of the driving experience to make sure weight is evenly distributed and positioned as low as possible to make it nimble and responsive.

In terms of charging, an on-board 11 kW on-board charger is standard, going up to 22 kW on higher variants. For fast charging, the EX30 can handle up to 153 kW in DC input equating to a 10 to 80 percent state of charge in just 25 minutes.

The EX30’s styling is unmistakably Volvo but shrunk down to a 4.23-meter long body. Styling cues include the Thor’s Hammer headlights (now rendered digitally), a clamshell hood, and a two-piece taillight with the same pixel-like treatment.

Inside, the EX30 sports a Scandinavian minimalist cabin with a central 12.3-inch touchscreen. This screen also doubles as the instrument cluster located at the very top. As previously revealed, it sports a Harman Kardon soundbar speaker system which puts all the elements at the top portion of the dashboard. This allows Volvo to reduce the wiring, while also freeing up space at the doors.

The infotainment system itself is powered by Google’s Android Automotive Operating System. Google services come built in, but Apple hasn’t been left out thanks to wireless CarPlay—the first of any Volvo Car.

As if that wasn’t enough, the EX30 also comes with a choice of five different ambient lighting themes. Each is inspired by a different Scandinavian landscape and subtly shifting in color, adding a sense of calm to the interior.

In terms of safety tech, the EX30 offers the newest Park Pilot Assist feature. It can handle all types of parking spaces, including parallel, curved, perpendicular and diagonal fishbone-style, making parking in tight spaces a breeze.

The new Park Pilot Assist will identify any available parking spots, just tap the screen and the EX30 will operate the throttle, brakes, and steering. The screen will show the distances to objects such as cars, walls, and even bollards.

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