2023 Volvo EX30 leaked before June 7 debut – EV SUV with 51 & 69 kWh batteries; 480 km range; RWD, AWD

2023 Volvo EX30 leaked before June 7 debut – EV SUV with 51 & 69 kWh batteries; 480 km range; RWD, AWD

The Volvo EX30 has been leaked ahead of its global debut on June 7 after an image of the brand’s smallest SUV was posted on Twitter recently. Supposedly spotted on Volvo’s website, the image gives us a good look at the EX30’s side profile, which closely matches what was seen in previous patent images.

With clear inspiration from the larger EX90, notable design cues on the EX90 include pixelated daytime running lights on the Thor’s Hammer headlamps, prominent wheel arch creases, a clamshell bonnet and two-piece taillights.

To go along with the leak, we also have preliminary powertrain details thanks to a report by Autocar. At launch, the EX30 will be available with two battery packs, including a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) option that has an energy capacity of 51 kWh as well as a nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) variant with 69 kWh.

2023 Volvo EX30 leaked before June 7 debut – EV SUV with 51 & 69 kWh batteries; 480 km range; RWD, AWD

The all-electric SUV, which slots in below the current XC40, can be configured with single-motor, rear-wheel drive or dual-motor, all-wheel drive. Volvo claims a maximum range of 480 km for the EX30, which likely applies to the “long range” variant it touted which pairs the NMC battery with rear-wheel drive.

Volvo also said in an official release that the EX30 will be its most environmentally friendly model to date, with a carbon footprint 25% lower than the existing C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge over 200,000 km of driving.

This was achieved by reducing the amount steel and aluminium needed to build the SUV as well as increasing the use of recycled content. Around 25% of all aluminium, 17% of all steel and 17% of all plastics used in producing the EX30 is recycled, while 70% recycled polyster is used for trims and upholsteries in the cabin. At its end of life, the EX30 is designed to be recovered to 95% by recycling the materials and recovering energy from what can’t be recovered.

GALLERY: Volvo EX30 teaser

GALLERY: Volvo EX30 patent images

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Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • not aggressive.. Safe and timeless design.. for sure can last for a long time. Volvo didnt change model every 5 years like others so maybe thats why it looks like that.

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  • Ben Yap on May 29, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    a car that leaks before release? why would anyone want a car that leaks? leak engine oil, leak brake fluid

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    • call me by your name on May 29, 2023 at 5:38 pm

      the moment you’ve to explain your joke means the joke are not funny dad

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  • ThePolygon on May 30, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Why so long, should have cut off at the end of the rear door and adjust the rear door to be smaller.

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