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Volvo EX30 2023: $60K starting price and three variants confirmed for Australia


Volvo’s electric small SUV starts at the same price as Cupra’s Born electric car 

Volvo Australia has confirmed the pricing and specifications for its next electric car, the EX30 small SUV

Launching in Australia with three variants, the EX30 small SUV will start from $59,990 before on-road costs, rivalling the likes of the Cupra Born in terms of value. 

The highest-spec EX30 twin performance ultra will cost exactly $10,000 more than the base, priced at $69,990 before on-road costs. 

2023 Volvo EX30 rear 3/4 static on road
Say hello to the new Volvo EX30, and it’s coming to Australia!

Each variant of the EX30 will use a 69kWh battery pack, but power and torque outputs will differ, as will the number of electric motors. 

The single-motor extended range models will produce 200kW/343Nm, while the dual-motor version with motors front and rear will produce 315kW/543Nm

Battery range for the single-motor version will be an estimated 480km (WLTP), while the dual motor will have a range of up to 460km. All EX30s have 400-volt architecture. 

2023 Volvo EX30 centre tablet touchscreen
Large 12.3-inch portrait screen is an interior highlight

Volvo Australia has previously told Chasing Cars that it expects the new EX30 in Australian showrooms by the end of 2023. 

The new Volvo EX30 will compete against other electric small SUVs, such as the BYD Atto 3, Tesla Model Y and the Mercedes-Benz EQB

The EX30 in detail

Every EX30 will have a leather-free interior, along with a 12.3-inch tablet-style screen in the centre of the dash. This screen will have built-in Google apps, however wireless Apple CarPlay will also be included. 

2023 Volvo EX30 interior wheel and screen
Note that there is no instrument cluster – very much like a Tesla

Also standard on the EX30 range will be a soundbar speaker that integrates tweeters, mid-range speakers and a woofer all in one. 

You’ll also be able to lock and unlock the EX30 with your phone, using new near-field communication (NFC) technology. Simply press your phone to the car’s reader and the vehicle will unlock. 

In terms of exterior design, Volvo is continuing to use its Thor’s Hammer light motif on the EX30 and will also include a fixed panoramic glass roof to “provide a spacious and airy feel”. 

2023 Volvo EX30 Cross country edition side angle
A Cross Country edition has also been revealed, but not for Oz yet

There will be five colour options for buyers to choose from, including Moss Yellow, Cloud Blue, Vapour Grey, Crystal White and Onyx Black. A contrasting Onyx Black Metallic roof is available. 

Information on the EX30’s safety assistance systems has not yet been confirmed by Volvo Australia. 

Volvo EX30 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Single motor extended plus: $59,990
  • Single motor extended ultra: $64,990
  • Twin performance ultra: $69,990