The new Volvo EX30 has officially launched in South Africa, arriving as one of the most accessible fully electric vehicles (EVs) in the country and signalling the growth trajectory of the Swedish luxury brand.

As the cornerstone of Volvo’s strategic global transformation in the fast-growing new-energy vehicle space, the highly anticipated EX30 line-up has been structured to appeal to a wide range of customers, including a younger demographic.

Fittingly unveiled to the media at Johannesburg’s thriving Victoria Yards venue – an urban regeneration ecosystem laid out to foster connection and collaboration while keeping sustainability chief of mind – the sharply styled EX30 has the smallest CO2 footprint of any Volvo car to date.

“We’re excited to launch the new EX30 in South Africa as part of the first wave of this important new model’s global rollout. We believe that the EX30 will become one of our best-selling models as we continue to work towards our local and global sustainability ambitions,” said Greg Maruszewski, Volvo Car SA Managing Director.

Competitively positioned from just R775 900, the five-strong local line-up gives South Africans the opportunity to own a premium fully electric SUV for the price of a similarly sized internal combustion engine vehicle.

Offered in multiple configurations – allowing customers to choose powertrain options, battery types and trim levels, not to mention select from an exterior colour palette comprising a collection of vibrant hues – the new EX30 excels in areas as varied as performance, safety and sustainability.

For instance, in 315 kW Twin Motor Performance guise, the EX30 is the fastest-accelerating Volvo ever, completing the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 3.6 seconds. On the other hand, the 200 kW Single Motor Extended Range powertrain can cover up to 476 km on the WLTP cycle. It charges fast, too, with DC charging capacities of up to 153 kW, translating to a 10-80 percent charge in a little over 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, the EX30’s revolutionary yet minimalistic cabin – with its consistent theme of natural and recycled leather-free materials – features a new contextual single-screen UX, complete with Google built-in and running the latest version of Volvo’s infotainment system.

The EX30’s arrival helps to cement Volvo Car SA’s already formidable presence in the local new-energy vehicle space, while also significantly enhancing accessibility to electric cars for many South Africans.

Orders can be placed on the MyVolvo website.


EX30 Core Single Motor – R775 900
EX30 Plus Single Motor Extended Range – R865 900
EX30 Plus Twin Motor Performance – R935 900
EX30 Ultra Single Motor Extended Range – R965 900
EX30 Ultra Twin Motor Performance – R995 900

The new EX30 comes with a 5-year/100 000km Volvo Warranty and Maintenance Plan, as well as 5-year/unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance, DataDot and Volvo On Call (SOS Roadside Assistance & 24/7 365 Personal Concierge). The battery pack is further covered by an 8-year warranty.

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