The Volvo lineup has been moving up in size and price as more models get electrified.
With the EX30, Volvo is going after the entry-level EV market with an all-electric, Chinese-made compact crossover that will arrive in the U.S. in the first half of 2024.
With the 2025 EX30 priced from $36,145, including shipping, it is billed as the most affordable, fastest accelerating and greenest Volvo yet.
The EX30 sits atop Geely Group's Sustainable Experience Architecture platform, with a wheelbase of 104.3 inches. The compact design allows for a smaller, less expensive battery without compromising driving range. The crossover's low hood and air curtains up front, and a roof drop in the rear, reduce drag and boost energy efficiency.
Overall, it measures just over 166 inches in length, making it shorter than Chevrolet's Bolt, the Nissan Leaf and Hyundai's all-electric Kona.
The crossover is equipped with a 69-kWh battery that delivers 275 miles in the single-motor version and 265 miles in a dual-motor performance variant. The EX30 battery can charge to 80 percent from 10 percent in 26.5 minutes.
Volvo is also readying a more rugged EX30 — a Cross Country variant — with skid plates, black panels on the front bumper and trunk lid and a small, hood-mounted Swedish flag.
We've rounded up some early reviews from journalists who recently drove the EX30 in Europe.