Volvo South Africa unveils luxury EX30 electric vehicle lineup

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Volvo South Africa unveils luxury EX30 electric vehicle lineup

Ahead of its highly anticipated launch, Volvo Car South Africa has unveiled detailed information regarding the Volvo EX30, the brand's latest fully electric vehicle. This announcement comes as the first units of the EX30 have arrived in South Africa, marking a significant moment for the automotive industry in the region.

The EX30 lineup, consisting of five distinct models, starts at an accessible price point of R775,900, positioning it as one of the most affordable electric vehicles (EVs) available in South Africa. This affordability does not compromise performance; for example, the entry-level EX30 Core Single Motor model delivers impressive figures with peak outputs of 200 kW and 343 Nm of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. This model also offers a respectable range of 344 km on a single charge, thanks to its 51 kWh high-voltage battery pack, tested under the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

The lineup expands with the EX30 Plus Single Motor Extended Range model, which features a more significant 69 kWh battery, extending the WLTP range to 476 km and slightly improving acceleration times. The same battery is utilized across the remaining models in the lineup.

For those seeking more power and performance, the EX30 Plus Twin Motor Performance introduces a second electric motor, boosting output to 315 kW and 543 Nm of torque. This variant, along with the top-tier EX30 Ultra Twin Motor Performance, is capable of a blistering 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 3.6 seconds, making it the fastest accelerating Volvo. These all-wheel-drive models offer a range of 460 km on the WLTP cycle.

Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director of Volvo Car SA, emphasized the diverse range of options available within the EX30 lineup, catering to various customer preferences. This strategy chooses different battery sizes and motor configurations and showcases Volvo's commitment to safety, sustainability, and high specifications.

The base Core model is generously equipped and features a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, rear park assist, and a comprehensive safety package. The mid-spec Plus and top-spec Ultra models add even more luxury and technology, with features ranging from ambient interior lighting and wireless smartphone charging to a fixed panoramic sunroof and a 360-degree parking camera.

The launch of the EX30 in South Africa is set to bolster Volvo Car SA's position in the new-energy vehicle market and make electric vehicles more accessible to a broader segment of the South African population. Customers can order through the MyVolvo website, with prices ranging from R775,900 for the Core Single Motor to R995,900 for the Ultra Twin Motor Performance model.

The EX30 also comes with a comprehensive warranty and maintenance plan, including a 5-year/100,000 km Volvo Warranty and Maintenance Plan, 5-year/unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance, DataDot, and Volvo On Call services, alongside an 8-year warranty for the battery pack. This launch represents a significant step towards sustainable mobility in South Africa, offering a range of electric vehicles that combine performance, luxury, and environmental responsibility.



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