Volvo recently unveiled the EX30, the company’s smallest electric SUV. With a starting price of 36,590 euros, the EX30 offers a range of features, including an integrated Google infotainment system and the ability to park itself in many situations.
Technical specifications and performance
The Volvo EX30 is available in three different powertrain options: single engine, single engine extended range and twin engine performance. Power output varies from 272 hp to 428 hp depending on the model, resulting in acceleration times of 5.3 seconds to 3.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Battery capacity in all models is 69 kWh, resulting in ranges of 344 km, 480 km and 460 km, respectively. Charging times are about 26.5 minutes from 10 to 80 percent, depending on the model and the charging infrastructure used, according to Volvo.
Design and interior
The EX30 features a compact design that is reflected in its dimensions of 4,233 mm × 1,549 mm × 1,836 mm or 2,032 mm (L × H × W, with mirrors). Inside, the Google infotainment system dominates with a 12.3-inch display in vertical orientation. It is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Cockpit Platform and supports both Android Automotive OS and Apple CarPlay.
Assist systems and Park Pilot Assist
The EX30 offers a range of assistance systems, including Level 2 driving, with a particular highlight being the new Park Pilot Assist, which can park the vehicle autonomously in many different types of parking spaces. This includes parallel, curved, perpendicular and diagonal parking spaces. A new 3D user interface shows the driver the available parking spaces, from which the desired position can then be selected.
Smartphone integration and OTA updates
Smartphone integration in the EX30 uses UWB technology to turn the smartphone into a digital car key. In addition, the vehicle is equipped with cellular technology to receive over-the-air updates.
Price and availability
The Volvo EX30 can be ordered now with prices starting at 36,590 euros or for 599 euros per month. Delivery time is eight to ten months, according to Volvo. There are several trim levels to choose from, including “Core,” “Plus” and “Ultra,” which affect optional equipment.