Volvo has today announced that its smallest SUV yet, the EX30, is coming to New Zealand, with the brand also confirming the pricing and specification for the fully electric model.
There will be three variants for Kiwis to choose from when it arrives next year, with each featuring a 69kWh lithium-ion battery.
Starting off the range is the Single Motor Extended Plus which is priced at $74,990, followed by the mid-range Single Motor Extended Ultra at $78,990.
The more affordable of the two will come equipped with a two-tone roof, a digital key, wireless device charging, a Harmon Kardon sound system, a powered tailgate, auto-dimming mirrors, and more.
Both the entry-level and mid-range variants will come equipped with a rear-mounted electric motor producing 200kW and 343Nm of torque, and will be able to travel up to 480km on a single charge.
Topping the range is the $84,990 dual-motor Twin Performance Ultra, which features an all-wheel drive powertrain that puts 315kW and 543Nm of torque to the road below. The range figure for the highly specified model comes in a little lower than its single-motored counterpart at 460km.
When it comes time to recharge the battery, both the single and dual-motor EX30 can be juiced up from 10 to 80 per cent in about half an hour.
In addition to the entry-level Plus specification, both the single and dual-motor Ultra will receive features like a fixed panoramic roof, a 360-degree camera, powered seats with four-way lumbar support, tinted rear windows, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel, while a set of 20-inch alloy wheels will feature exclusively on the Twin Motor Ultra.
Kiwi customers will be able to personalise their EX30 by means of five distinct paint colours, including a new Moss Yellow finish, alongside Cloud Blue, Vapour Grey, Crystal White, and Onyx Black.
Inside, occupants are greeted with a soundbar speaker as standard which incorporates the tweeters, mid-range speakers, and a woofer into one unit that spans the width of the dashboard.
The EX30’s interior is also home to a central 12.3-inch infotainment display which works just like a smartphone thanks to a suite of built-in Google apps, while also featuring wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity and over-the-air updates.
Other interior features include a two-zone air conditioning system, plenty of storage cubbies, and digital key functionality which allows the driver to access their vehicle via a smartphone.
“The Volvo EX30 will arrive in New Zealand from April 2024 and it really is an expresso version of everything Volvo,” says Ben Montgomery, General Manager of Volvo Car New Zealand.
All EX30s sold in New Zealand come with a three-year unlimited kilometre warranty, a three-year roadside assistance package, an eight-year battery warranty, and three-years free servicing.