From the biggest to the smallest. The Swedish firm plans to present a new electric SUV in 2023, which it has more than prepared and with which it enters a new segment for those from Göteborg. This preview is a preview of the new Volvo EX30.
With the recently presented Volvo EX90, the Swedish brand faces an interesting duel with the German brands, adding a new electric SUV to the luxury category. But those from Göteborg already have a new model ready for a real challenge, if possible. In 2023, they will present an unprecedented product in their offer, accessing a market segment in which they have never been present before.
A challenge and a complicated adventure, that of the Premium SUVs of the B segment, where important electric novelties are already being prepared, and which will have two important representatives. The MINI Aceman is one of them, it is under development, but there is another very dangerous rival that is coming for all, the Smart #1. In this preview in the form of recreation, we introduce you to the new Volvo EX30, a model with just over four meters that will offer a very modern design, marked by the style introduced by the new flagship.
The arguments for the future Volvo EX30
Volvo will follow the successful formula of the XC40 Recharge, a model with a modern and attractive design showing the brand’s genes, although with a more elaborate rear. The pilots in the form of “C” occupy the gate and will have an appendage that ascends the sides of the rear window. The new EX30 aims to be the second car, more suitable for day-to-day than long journeys.
With a capacity for five passengers and a generous trunk volume typical of a B-SUV, the dashboard will follow the same steps as its older brothers, with digital screens and the Google infotainment system, without underestimating the advanced driving assistants of the brand. A full-fledged Volvo but in the smallest format.
The EX30 will be the access electric SUV
The Volvo EX30 has a lot to do with the new crossover created in China, the Smart #1. Both share the “SEA” platform developed together with Geely, although there will be a big difference with that of the smart brand: the Swedish will only be front-wheel drive, with an electric motor placed on this axis that will yield a maximum power of between 200 and 220 CV.
The Swedish firm will protect the space of the XC40 Recharge, maintaining a significant distance between the two, both in power and performance. Its autonomy is also key because it will not exceed 420 kilometers. The new Volvo EX30 is expected to debut in the middle of next year, going on sale at the end of 2023, with prices that will range between 38,000 and 45,000 euros.