Volvo EX30 e-SUV leaked ahead of official debut on June 7, 2023

Volvo EX30 e-SUV leaked ahead of official debut on June 7, 2023

Swedish multinational automaker Volvo’s configurator has reportedly accidentally leaked the Volvo EX30 battery electric crossover SUV ahead of its official debut next month. Recently, the all-electric Volvo EX30 crossover SUV briefly appeared on the Swedish manufacturer’s website, but it was swiftly removed. However, the time of the SUV’s presence on the website was enough to provide a chance to for taking some screenshots of the upcoming vehicle. Earlier, a decent idea of what the upcoming vehicle was going to look like was provided through some patent images leaked a few months back in China. The recent configuration leak aligns with those leaked patent images.

In design traits, the Volvo EX30 electric SUV will share a lot with the brand’s flagship EX90. However, the upcoming electric SUV will be noticeably smaller. For reference, it will even be smaller than the XC40.

The EX30 will be offered in two electric powertrains and two battery options: rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) with 51-kWh and 69-kWh battery packs. The bigger battery will deliver a range of up to 298 miles (roughly 480 km) on a single charge. It is worth-noting here that the claimed maximum driving range of the electric SUV will be the WLTP rating. Thus, we should expect the EPA-rated driving range of the upcoming EV to be a bit shorter. Nevertheless, the SUV will be an effectively zero emissions car as the estimated range will be sufficient for daily commuting.

As per the manufacturer’s claims, the EV will have the lowest carbon footprint of any model produced by the brand to date, thanks to use of recycled materials in the production of the vehicle. Anders Nyth, the brand’s sustainability manager, said in an interview that the carbon footprint of the EX30 electric SUV will be 25 per cent lower than that of the existing C40 Recharge.

Obviously, it will be quite interesting to see if the upcoming EX30 will come loaded with technologies like lidar as standard. The EX90 SUV has received 5 radars, 8 cameras, and 16 ultrasonic sensors, which reportedly makes it a pioneer in the autonomous driving space.

The official debut of the all-electric Volvo EX30 crossover SUV is scheduled for June 7, 2023. US customers can expect it by early 2024. To be available with an expected price tag of $45,000, the EX30 will compete with the likes of the Tesla Model Y and Kia EV6.

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