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Volvo EX30 subcompact electrical crossover debuts mid-June

Volvo is engaged on an electrical crossover to fit in beneath the C40 and XC40 Recharge compact duo.

The newcomer was teased throughout final November’s reveal of the 2024 EX90 mid-size electrical SUV, and tentatively confirmed to be referred to as the EX30 by Volvo CEO Jim Rowan final month.

Rowan has since revealed the debut will happen round June 15. He made the most recent remark throughout an interview with Wheels printed on Monday.

“We launch a smaller SUV subsequent,” he mentioned. “We teased that for you guys again in November, so we’ll launch a smaller SUV on June 15, I feel, so someday in the course of June this 12 months we’ll launch that.”

Jim Rowan

Jim Rowan

Manufacturing might be dealt with in China and gross sales will start earlier than 2023 is out. Volvo hasn’t mentioned whether or not the EX30 might be offered within the U.S., although.

The automobile might be geared toward attracting youthful consumers and will doubtlessly grow to be the model’s high vendor. Volvo offered 615,121 autos in 2022 however desires to develop this to round 1.2 million autos by 2025—half of that are to be EVs.

Given the scale and positioning, the EX30 will doubtless be essentially the most reasonably priced automobile within the Volvo lineup. This could assist Volvo in its purpose to draw youthful consumers, as ought to Volvo’s plans to supply the EX30 by means of the Care by Volvo subscription plan. Rowan in his interview with Wheels mentioned subscriptions with a minimal interval of solely three months might be out there, not less than in Europe.

2024 Volvo EX90

2024 Volvo EX90

Volvo briefly confirmed a shadowy picture of the EX30 in the course of the EX90’s reveal. The teaser factors to a automobile with related styling to the EX90, however on a smaller scale.

The EX30 is predicted to be based mostly on the SEA modular EV platform from Volvo mother or father firm Geely. The platform made its debut in 2021 within the 001 sizzling hatch from fellow Geely model Zeekr, and options an 800-volt electrical system for high-speed charging.

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