Swedish-based automaker Volvo has just unveiled the 2025 Volvo EX30, an all-new electric crossover that will be positioned as an entry-level EV upon release. Currently, General Motors doesn’t have a premium model that would directly compete with this new all-electric vehicle.
Holding the distinction as Volvo’s smallest crossover to date, the upcoming EX30 boasts two unique powertrain configurations – one designed with efficiency in mind and the other designated for performance. The single-motor variant gets 268 horsepower and an NMC extended-range battery that delivers up to 275 miles of range on a full charge, while the dual-motor variant yields 422 horsepower and clears the 0-to-60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds.
As is expected from a premium vehicle, the Volvo EX30 also boasts a selection of next-gen technologies, notable among them being Park Pilot Assist. This feature uses a new 3D user interface to allow drivers to navigate all types of parking spaces, and will operate the throttle, brakes, and steering to provide an exemplar parking experience.
Of course, as a result of its positioning in Volvo’s lineup, the electrified EX30 is designed to be an accessible vehicle in terms of pricing. In fact, Volvo claims that the entry-level EV will feature a starting MSRP of $36,145, including freight and delivery charges.
“The fully electric EX30 might be our smallest ever SUV, but it’s a big deal for our customers and a big deal for us as a company,” Volvo Chief Executive Jim Rowan was quoted as saying. “We like to say the EX30 is small yet mighty, because it delivers on everything you’d want from a Volvo but in a smaller package. Like any Volvo, it’s an outstanding product which is safe and designed around people and their needs.”
It’s worth noting that a Cross Country variant of the EX30, with an elevated ride height and a more rugged appearance, will become available next year.
As previously mentioned, The General currently doesn’t have any electric vehicle positioned to compete with the new Volvo EX30. While a smaller Cadillac electric crossover is on the horizon – positioned under the current Cadillac Lyriq – it’s expected that the upcoming Caddy EV will be larger than the EX30, or roughly the size of the Cadillac XT4.
In other Volvo-related news, the Swedish-based automaker recently revealed its new 2024 Volvo EX90 flagship crossover, which will serve as a competitor to the Cadillac Lyriq.