Volvo has teased the design of a brand new smaller electrical SUV that it confirmed on Tuesday will likely be U.S.-bound.
The compact mannequin, to be known as EX30, will likely be revealed on June 7 and will likely be accessible that very same day for U.S. reservations, Volvo mentioned.
The EX30 badge, which was beforehand confirmed as on the way in which, follows Volvo’s new naming construction for electrical SUVs began by its upcoming EX90 SUV, which will likely be produced within the U.S. and be delivered to American clients in early 2024.
Volvo EX30 teaser
An early glimpse of the car means that its cues might intently observe these of the EX90, though there could also be a light-weight bar in entrance as a substitute of particular person typical headlights. To invest design-wise, it would trace at an homage to the low-set forefront and hid headlamps of the Eighties-era Volvo 480.
Volvo hasn’t but confirmed the place the EX30 will likely be constructed, or to what diploma it is likely to be made with underpinnings shared with its dad or mum, China’s Geely. It’s prone to be based mostly on Geely’s SEA platform that has already been revealed to underpin the upcoming Polestar 4.
Geely SEA (Sustainable Expertise Structure) modular EV platform
The model confirmed in 2021 that it plans to go all-electric by 2030, and it’s aiming to deal with sustainability in methods not each automaker will—with plans to go leather-free on all its automobiles by 2030, too.
Volvo hasn’t sometimes introduced its smallest fashions to the U.S. previously—though the sporty C30 hatchback marked one exception in current historical past. A C30 Electrical was provided underneath a restricted lease program in Europe a decade in the past, and it enabled a number of the early cold-weather testing prowess that went into present trendy Volvo EVs together with the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge.