Volvo is not Mercedes-Benz, it is not BMW and it is not Audi, but it is a premium brand at all levels. That is why it has surprised the world by launching its latest electric car. And not only because of its good benefits or its great technological equipment. Especially since it is even cheaper than an Opel Mokka-e, or an electric Hyundai KONA. And of course, in many ways, it’s a much better electric car than these options. So it’s worth taking a closer look at it, as we’re going to do.
The model we are talking about is the Volvo EX30, a B-segment SUV that is positioned as the smallest of the Swedish brand and, at the same time, also the cheapest and with a significant difference. But the most striking thing, and what we are saying that has surprised everyone, is that it is not only its cheapest electric car, but it is also cheaper than an Opel or a Hyundai. And of course, neither the Opel Mokka-e nor the electric Hyundai KONA are premium models, and practically every level is an inferior product. Of course, they are very close to the 4.23 meters long that this newcomer Volvo EX30 measures.
The new Volvo EX30 is the better and cheaper than a Peugeot, an Opel, or a Hyundai
Let’s start with the important thing, which is that the Volvo EX30 is priced at 36,770 euros, and in its cheapest version, to which this price corresponds, it already has a 272 CV electric motor and offers a range of 352 kilometers depending on the cycle. WLTP certification. Faced with this option, the Opel Mokka-e goes up to almost 40,000 euros and, yes, it already reaches 402 km of approved range. The DS3 Crossback E-Tense, effectively exceeds 40,000 euros and offers the same configuration as the Opel Mokka-e, although with equipment and finishes more at the level of a premium product such as the Volvo EX30.
The next version would be with the same power, and a larger battery, as well as more range, and with a price that is around 42,000 euros. In this case, the Volvo EX30 offers its maximum range in the range, reaching up to 480 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. The following mechanical configuration already has an all-wheel drive system thanks to the use of two electric motors that reach no less than 428 CV of maximum power. Of course, in this version, the range is 460 km and its price is close to 50,000 euros.
The cheapest electric Hyundai KONA starts from 37,850 euros with a 136 hp electric motor and with a range of only 305 km. So, indeed, with the Volvo EX30, the Swedish brand has planted an electric model on the market that, although it is cheaper than its rivals from generalist brands, has a much higher quality interior and also has significantly superior equipment. Of course, it has forced its rivals to lower prices quickly if they don’t want to lose sales.
The Volvo EX30, by the way, with its 4.23 meters long offers a trunk with a 318-liter capacity, which is not bad but it is not particularly outstanding either. What is true is that its rear seats are very spacious, for the category in which this model fits, and that the equipment options it has are much more advanced than those of the equivalent models in the DS, Peugeot range. , Opel, and Hyundai. Not only for technology, both in terms of multimedia and security, but also for everything related to comfort.