Volvo launches compact EX30 SUV in Australia

Volvo has launched the EX30, its smallest ever fully electric SUV, which boasts the smallest carbon footprint of any Volvo produced to date. It features the latest Apple CarPlay and voice-activated Google functionalities as standard.

Optimised for range, comfort, safety and versatility, a high-voltage 400V 69kWh lithium-ion battery delivers power across three variants. The Single Motor Extended Range has 200kW of power and 343Nm of torque.

Its Twin Motor Performance sibling, with electric motors both on front and the rear, offers 315kW of power and 543Nm of torque. Range wise, you should get 480km from the single motor and 460km from the twin.

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Depending on the DC peak charging power, both variants are capable of charging to 80 per cent in around 30 minutes. As the most sustainable Volvo model ever produced, the leather-free interior of EX30 incorporates recycled and renewable materials.

Flax, wool and denim upholstery created from the waste fibres of the denim recycling process feature, while a minimalist dashboard is equipped with a 12.3-inch tablet screen in the centre.

Five distinctive exterior colours are also available, each featuring a contrasting Onyx Black metallic roof, including Moss Yellow, Cloud Blue, Vapour Grey and Crystal White. Onyx Black is available as a solid colour too.

Volvo’s distinctive ‘Thor’s Hammer’ signature headlight has been updated in EX30 with the addition of a segmented design, extra width, and a narrower look. The rear lamp design is also new, with two sections in flush with the car body.

One of its coolest features though has to be the introduction of the soundbar speaker concept. It elegantly integrates tweeters, mid-range speakers and a woofer outlet in a stylish audio unit spanning the full width of the dash.

The EX30 features a new 12.3-inch tablet display with Google apps built-in. Wireless Apple CarPlay also features, as do over-the-air software updates. Seating too, is ergonomic designed to comfortably support the body from the shoulders to the thighs.

The compact Volvo SUV is additionally packed with storage options including bigger door pockets, floor space and a sliding unit in the tunnel of the console. In another nice touch, you can access and drive the car using your smartphone as a digital key.

Safety tech abounds as well, with a gigantic list of features including lane keep, oncoming lane and run-off road mitigation, blind spot monitoring with steer assist, intersection auto brake, collision avoidance, and adaptive cruise, to name but a few.

Other standard features include wireless charging, Harman Kardon sound, a powered tailgate, and parking sensors. The Ultra variants adds a fixed panoramic roof, 360-degree camera, park assist, power seats (heated in the front), and tinted rear windows.

The Volvo EX30 comes with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, an 8-year roadside assistance package, 8-year battery warranty and 2-year interval servicing. It’s priced at $59,990 plus on-roads for the Single Motor Extended Plus version.

The Single Motor Extended Ultra is priced at $64,990 and the Twin Performance Ultra at $69,990 – both plus on-roads. To find out more contact your local Volvo dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

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