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New Volvo EX30 officially launched in South Africa – Pricing and specifications

The new Volvo EX30 has officially gone on sale in South Africa, following months of announcements and teasers dating all the way back to June 2023.

The company held a media preview event in Johannesburg yesterday, and the all-electric vehicle is now available to the public for purchase at a starting price of R775,900, making it the second-cheapest electric crossover in the country after the BYD Atto 3.

More than 150 units have already been pre-ordered, and customers can choose from five different models, comprised of three trim levels with different powertrain configurations.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed to TopAuto that the first deliveries of customer cars will take place in early April.


There are two different drivetrains for buyers to decide on in the new EX30 – a rear-mounted single-motor or an all-wheel-drive dual-motor layout.

The single-motor option generates 200kW and 343Nm, which allows the crossover to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in a quick 5.7 seconds.

However, the more powerful twin-motor ups the stakes to 315kW and 543Nm, giving it a blistering acceleration time of 3.6 seconds, making it the fastest-accelerating Volvo ever made.

For the battery, you can expect a minimum of a 51kWh cell that provides a range of 344km, but there is a bigger 69kWh range-extender option that increases the distance covered to 480km.

Charging times can take as little as 25 minutes for a 10-80% top-up, as the EX30 supports a DC charging rate of between 134kW and 153kW, depending on the model.


While the EX30 is the cheapest electric vehicle (EV) in the carmaker’s line-up, it is by no means a bare-bones product as the three trim levels come with a lot of equipment.

The base Core features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, climate control, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, “Thor” LED daytime running lights, and LED headlights.

The mid-range Plus adds to this with 19-inch alloy wheels, a Harmon Kardon stereo, keyless entry and start, an electric tailgate, ambient lighting, front parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, and a wireless phone charger.

Finally, the top-of-the-range Ultra is fitted with 20-inch alloys, a panoramic roof, a 360-degree camera, side parking sensors, electric seats with memory function and four-way lumbar support, and a Park Assist Pilot.


The South African pricing for the new Volvo EX30 is as follows:

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

Each purchase includes a 5-year/100,000km warranty and maintenance plan, as well as a 5-year/unlimited-mileage roadside assistance plan.

Volvo EX30


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