Volvo Cars Thailand has introduced its inaugural small premium fully electric SUV, the Volvo EX30. Three variants are on sale, with prices as below:
- Volvo EX30 Core - Single Motor Extended Range: THB 1,590,000 (~ RM 208k)
- Volvo EX30 Ultra - Single Motor Extended Range: THB 1,790,000 (~ RM 235k)
- Volvo EX30 Ultra - Twin Motor Performance: THB 1,890,000 (~ RM 248k)
Volvo EX30 specs
The EX30 offers two powertrain options: the Single Motor Extended Range variant with an lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) extended-range battery, providing up to 480 km of range (WLTP) and a charging capacity of up to 153 kW.
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For those seeking performance, there's a variant that pairs the NMC battery with a second one, delivering all-wheel drive with 428 PS and a 0-100 km/h time of 3.6 seconds. This performance variant also supports 153 kW DC fast charging, which charges the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in a little over 25 minutes.
In terms of design, the EX30 combines safety with convenience and aesthetics. Its interior features sustainable materials like recycled denim and flax, offering a range of expressive colors and textures. The dashboard showcases a central 12.3-inch screen, while a Harman Kardon soundbar, spanning the dashboard's width, delivers high-quality audio.
For infotainment, the EX30 offers 5G capability and integrates Google services, including Google Assistant, Google Maps navigation, and Google Play. It also supports wireless Apple CarPlay.
In addition, the EX30 comes in five exterior colors with three interior design expressions to choose from, offering various style options.
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In terms of safety, the EX30 prioritises battery integrity due to its electric nature. It employs high-strength steel in the chassis and safety cage to efficiently mitigate potential crash impacts. Additionally, reinforcement is applied to the A and C pillars and the roof to optimise structural integrity. The car features a far-side airbag within the driver's seat to reduce head and thorax injuries in side-impact scenarios.
The EX30 includes an array of new active safety features, such as a cyclist alert system to prevent accidents involving opening car doors near cyclists, scooters, or runners. Furthermore, the car incorporates a sensor behind the steering wheel that monitors eye and facial movements, detecting distraction or drowsiness in real-time.
This model also introduces an updated version of the Park Pilot Assist feature, capable of handling various parking scenarios, including parallel, curved, perpendicular, and diagonal fishbone-style parking.
Bookings are open, and deliveries in Thailand are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2024.