Leaked: Volvo EX30 EV SUV patent images surface ahead of June 7 world premiere

While Volvo has just released an official teaser video for the Volvo EX30, its upcoming small electric SUV, patent images of the car have surfaced on the internet. The Volvo EX30 is set to make its world premiere on June 7, 2023.

Size-wise the Volvo EX30 is reportedly smaller than the XC40, as the numbers in its name suggest. Based on the leaked patent images, the EX30 has an uncanny resemblance to the EX90, which is Volvo’s first electric car in the “EX” series. Prior to the EX90, Volvo’s electric cars only consisted of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric and the C40.

Unlike the EX90, the EX30 doesn’t seem to feature any roof lidar, at least based on the leaked patent images. Like the EX90, the Volvo EX30 features an evolved version of the “Thor’s hammer” daytime running lights up front. Being an electric car, the front end is closed off and smooth although the leaked patent image doesn’t sport the Volvo emblem.

The leaked patent images also suggest a dual-tone colour scheme for the EX30, with its roof being in a darker shade. As futuristic as it may look, the EX30 still sports good old side-view mirrors instead of side-view cameras. Although the bonnet may never be opened by its actual users, the EX30 sports a clamshell bonnet design.

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On the side, the EX30 sports a rather typical SUV profile, albeit with a slightly sloping roofline. The door handles are conventional (as opposed to flush door handles on some EVs) and the charging port is located on the rear left panel of the car.

At the back, the EX30 again draws inspiration from the EX90, featuring a vertical taillight element on the rear windscreen and a separate taillight cluster with a clamp-like design. The EX30 also appears to come with a roof spoiler as standard.

Set to make its world premiere on June 7, 2023, the Volvo EX30 will be the brand’s 4th electric car after the EX90, C40, and XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The EX30 had already been teased by Volvo since late last year during the unveiling of the Volvo EX90.

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