Volvo’s newest electric SUV will come to SA at below R800 000

8th June 2023 By: Irma Venter - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

Volvo’s newest electric SUV will come to SA at below R800 000

The Volvo EX30

Volvo Car South Africa (SA) has announced the pricing on its newest model – the all-electric EX30 small sports-utility vehicle (SUV) – ahead of its introduction early next year.

Pre-orders for the vehicle opened today, June 8.

With a starting price of R775 900, the EX30 will be one of South Africa’s most affordable electric vehicles (EVs), as very few of these full-size, high-tech cars are available at under R1-million in the local market.

The EX30 will also debut as the fastest accelerating Volvo ever, completing the zero to 100 km/h sprint in 3.6 seconds in 315 kW twin-motor performance guise. 

The extended-range version of the single motor (rear-wheel-drive) powertrain, meanwhile, is capable of covering up to 480 km before it requires recharging.

“We worked exceptionally hard to set EX30 pricing at what is unquestionably an extremely competitive level, granting South African consumers the opportunity to own a fully electric SUV for the price of a similarly sized internal combustion engine vehicle,” says Volvo Car SA MD Greg Maruszewski.

The EX30 is 4 233 mm long, 1 836 mm wide and 1 555 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 650 mm. 

That means it is only 192 mm shorter from nose to tail than the popular XC40. 

In South Africa the battery choices will include the high-voltage 51 kWh and 69 kWh units.

Three trim levels (Core, Plus and Ultra) will be on offer.

Volvo aims for half its global sales volume to comprise of fully electric cars by 2025, with the remainder to take the form of hybrids. 

By 2030, the Swedish car maker aims for every new vehicle it sells to be completely electric.