Volvo is set to release its smallest electric vehicle (EV) ever next year, called the EX30. With a starting price of $36,145, it invites comparisons to the popular Tesla Model 3.
The EX30 will come in two configurations: a single-motor rear-wheel-drive version and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive version. The single-motor version will produce 268 horsepower, while the dual-motor version will deliver a combined 422 horses.
Both configurations will share a 64.0-kWh battery pack, providing approximately 275 miles of range for the single-motor version and 265 miles for the dual-motor version, according to Volvo’s estimates.
The EX30’s design features chunky proportions, giving it a slightly lifted appearance reminiscent of the VW Golf. It is based on a platform developed by Chinese company Geely, with tuning by Volvo engineers to deliver a comfortable ride.
Although details about driving performance are limited since the vehicle has not been released yet, Volvo promises a hands-free driving mode, indicated by the driver-monitoring sensors on the steering-wheel-horn pad.
Inside, the EX30 offers a simple yet intriguing environment with a large central touchscreen and molded-in AC vents. The exterior design showcases the vehicle’s width with its broad track and expansive taillight array. The distinctive Thor’s Hammer headlights, with a pixelated Minecraft-style twist, make a return.
The 2025 Volvo EX30 is expected to be introduced in the first half of 2024, allowing for a better understanding of its driving performance and features.