What do you think if I tell you that the Opel alternative costs no less than 30,270 euros and that this premium brand car is available for 27,000 euros? Yes, as surprising as it may be, we are talking about a ‘luxury’ model and it has a price of €3,000 cheaper than an Opel, even though the German brand is a pure and simple generalist. And be careful, because this option not only has better finishes and superior equipment, but also in terms of performance it makes a fool of the model that Opel proposes as an alternative.
The models we are talking about are the Opel Mokka-e on the one hand, which effectively starts at 30,270 euros with discounts and maximum help from the MOVES III Plan, and opposite it, the Volvo EX30 which has only just arrived on the market very recently. The Swedish model has a much more refined and elegant design, but its cabin also stands out for its minimalist configuration, with a tasteful design and premium finishes along with technological equipment that is, without any doubt, much superior. And yet, the Volvo EX30 can today be purchased at 3,000 euros cheaper than the Opel Mokka-e.
Volvo EX30 is much better in everything and 3000 euros cheaper
The Opel Mokka-e is a 100% electric SUV that is 4.15 meters long and the Volvo EX30 has a body that is 4.23 meters long, so it is slightly larger. The German model offers a trunk capacity of 310 liters and the Swedish one is very close with its 318 liters of trunk capacity. Now its exterior and interior design its finishes or its equipment have no point of comparison, as we mentioned previously. And if we focus on the features offered by one model and the other, the same thing happens.
The Volvo EX30 in its cheapest version, available as we said for 27,000 euros, has a single electric motor with 272 HP maximum power connected to a battery with 51 kWh energy storage capacity. With this, the Swedish model can do 344 km of range in the WLTP cycle. The Opel Mokka-e, for its part, uses a 136 HP maximum power motor that, together with its 50 kWh battery, approves a range of 342 km. Yes, they are similar in range, but the Volvo model offers exactly double the power without its efficiency and range being affected.
But I do know that the range of the Opel Mokka-e also extends up to 156 HP at most, with a 50 kWh battery, and its range reduced to 319 km. The version with the best range reaches 408 kilometers, which is a very good figure. In the case of the Volvo EX30, its most powerful version has two engines and an all-wheel drive configuration, which develops a maximum power of 428 HP. And it can reach a remarkable 480 km of maximum range , in its version with the greatest range within the range offered for the European market.
With this launch, the Volvo EX30, the Swedish brand has marked a before and after. Right now they offer a product much superior to general options, such as the Opel Mokka-e and the electric Hyundai KONA, and yet it has a more competitive price. As we already know, in the electric car market there are some models that, due to a question of production costs, which even today are not ‘tuned’ by their manufacturers, have exorbitant prices. And meanwhile, other brands like Volvo have achieved great optimization of their production processes and costs, and have products at groundbreaking prices despite being superior options in any section that we can review.