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Old 01-24-2023, 11:14 PM   #1
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Volvo EX30 electric crossover coming to lure younger buyers
It's making its debut in June 2023
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Volvo's long-rumored entry-level electric crossover is taking shape. Positioned below the XC40 and likely called EX30, the city-friendly model will make its debut this summer, and it should play a significant role in bringing younger buyers into the firm's showrooms.

While specific details remain under wraps, Volvo boss Jim Rowan pledged that the EX30 will be "very safe" and offer a "decent range" as well as a "good size." Downsizing in terms of price and size will help the Swedish company reach a wider audience. "The age demographic that we have at Volvo is a lot older than we would like; we'd like to get some more younger people into the brand," the CEO told CarSales.

Letting customers buy the EX30 online will help lure younger drivers, according to Volvo's research. However, it's not forgetting about older motorists: It expects that older drivers who want a smaller car and don't regularly drive long distances will be interested in the EX30 as well.

As we previously reported, the EX30 will share its Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform with the Smart #1. The connection isn't as random as it might seem: China-based Geely owns Volvo and runs Smart via a joint-venture with Mercedes-Benz. Rear-wheel drive will come standard, and buyers will have several battery sizes to choose from, though it sounds like none will be massive. Rowan expects that driving range will become less of a concern for electric-car drivers as the charging infrastructure improves in the coming years.

The Volvo EX30 is scheduled to make its debut in June 2023 and go on sale shortly after. Production will take place in China, and there's no word yet on whether we'll see the EV in the United States. As it stands, the next new Volvo to reach showrooms is the range-topping EX90. Rumors suggest that an electric minivan is around the corner as well, but Volvo hasn't commented on the report or confirmed the model.
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Old 01-25-2023, 12:26 AM   #2
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After owning one for a year now, I'd be all for a lower range, but better equipped EV. I don't need 300 miles. Give me like 150 miles but 300wtq and awd.
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This thing will be tiny. The XC40 and C40 are already Crosstrek sized, and this EX30 is smaller?

Built in China is another hurdle. I realize Polestar are built there, but at least the 40's are from Belgium (close enough to Sweden). EX90 will be built in South Carolina.
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This thing will be tiny. The XC40 and C40 are already Crosstrek sized, and this EX30 is smaller?

Built in China is another hurdle. I realize Polestar are built there, but at least the 40's are from Belgium (close enough to Sweden). EX90 will be built in South Carolina.
Says it's built on the same platform as the Smart 1. Looks to be roughly the same size as things like the HRV or CHR, which honestly, is perfectly fine for me. Perfect for a city runabout EV.

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Almost reminds me of a Mini/baby Tesla
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Says it's built on the same platform as the Smart 1. Looks to be roughly the same size as things like the HRV or CHR, which honestly, is perfectly fine for me. Perfect for a city runabout EV.

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So, a hatchback. Got it. Will work well in Europe, granted they are saturated with EV options.
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So, a hatchback. Got it. Will work well in Europe, granted they are saturated with EV options.
I'm guessing Volvo will crossover-ify it. Jack it up and put some "off road" touches to it so that Americans forget it's just a hatchback. Ya know, give it the 'ol impreza vs crosstrek treatment.

Edit: jacked up, almost the size of a Rav4


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I'm guessing Volvo will crossover-ify it. Jack it up and put some "off road" touches to it so that Americans forget it's just a hatchback. Ya know, give it the 'ol impreza vs crosstrek treatment.

Edit: jacked up, almost the size of a Rav4
Rav4 size would be bigger than the XC40.
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