China-made Volvo EX30 electric SUV launched, price starts at 27,800 USD

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On May 19, Volvo’s pure electric EX30 small SUV is officially launched in China, with a price range of 200,800 – 255,800 yuan (27,800 – 35,400 USD):

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  • RWD core: 410 km CLTC range
  • RWD long-range plus: 590 km CLTC range
  • RWD long-range ultra: 590 km CLTC range
  • AWD high-performance ultra: 540 km CLTC range

The Volvo EX30 is built based on the SEA platform. The front face resembles the Volvo EX90 with the T-shaped Thor Hammer headlights on both sides and the closed grille design.

The “Volvo Asia Pacific” (沃尔沃亚太) logo on the rear lower right indicates the car’s China-made identity.

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It is worth mentioning that the Volvo EX30 is the brand’s smallest SUV model thus far, measuring 4233/1838/1555 mm, and the wheelbase is 2650 mm. From the side, the A, B, and C pillars adopt a blackened design, and the car runs on dual-color five-spoke rims.

The powertrain specs are as follows:

ModelElectric motorBattery
RWD core200 kW (272 hp) / 343 Nm49 kWh lithium iron phosphate
RWD long-range plus200 kW (272 hp) / 343 Nm66 kWh ternary lithium
RWD long-range ultra200 kW (272 hp) / 343 Nm66 kWh ternary lithium
AWD high-performance ultra315 kW (428 hp) / 543 Nm66 kWh ternary lithium

The entire series has a top speed of 180 km/h and the fastest 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time is 3.6 seconds.

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The fastest DC charging time is 26 minutes to replenish the battery from 10% to 80%.

The interior is simple, retaining the 12.3-inch vertical central control screen and the air-conditioning outlets have been hidden. The buttons on the three-spoke multi-function steering wheel have been changed to touch controls. There is also a 1.2-meter-long Harman Kardon soundbar that spans across the dashboard.

Volvo advertises that the interior uses environmentally friendly recycled materials such as flax fiber and denim elements, in which 30% of the decorative panels are recyclable plastics and renewable materials.

Additionally, the Volvo EX30 supports level 2 advanced driving assistance functions realized via a front camera, three millimeter-wave radars (five for the high-end models), four ultrasonic radars (eight and 12 for the high-end models), a rear camera (four surround-view cameras for the high-end models), and an interior camera.

The standard trunk volume is 318 L, which can be expanded to 904 L after folding down the rear seats.

Source: Volvo

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