Volvo EX30 launched in Thailand, 3 variants, up to 480km range – from approx. RM209k

The Volvo EX30 has just made its ASEAN debut in Thailand. Offered in three variants, namely the Core Single Motor Extended Range, Ultra Single Motor Extended Range, and Ultra Twin Motor Performance, prices for the all-electric SUV in Thailand are THB1.59 million (approx. RM209,285), THB1.79 million (RM235,354), and THB1.89 million (approx. RM248,724) respectively.

The Volvo EX30 is the Swedish carmaker’s smallest SUV ever. It measures 4,233 mm long, 1,837 mm wide, and 1,549 mm wide, and is underpinned by a 2,650 mm long wheelbase. This essentially makes the EX30 smaller than its SUV siblings such as the C40 and XC40.

On the outside, the entry-level Core Single Motor Extended Range variant comes with LED headlights automatic high beam and 18-inch alloys with a five-spoke aero pattern as standard. Moving up to the Ultra Single Motor Extended Range variant, you get a larger set of alloys measuring 19 inches.

Powering the Volvo EX30 Core and Ultra Single Motor Extended Range in Thailand is a single motor that powers the rear wheels. This results in a total of 272 hp and 343 Nm, and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 5.3 seconds.

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The top-of-the-range Ultra Twin Motor Performance variant on the other hand is a dual motor setup that powers all four wheels via the brand’s all-wheel drive system. Its power output is rated at 428 hp and 543 Nm, resulting in a century sprint time of 3.6 seconds.

All three variants of the Volvo EX30 in Thailand feature a 69 kWh lithium-ion nickel-rich (NCM) battery, which contributes to a WLTP range of 480 km for the Core and Ultra Twin Motor Performance variants, and 460 km for the top-spec Ultra Twin Motor Performance variant. The all-electric SUV can be charged at a maximum rate of 153 kW DC, which will take 26.5 minutes to juice it up from 10 to 80%.

As for AC charging, the Volvo EX30 can accept charging at a rate of 11 kW, which will take 11.5 hours to go from flat to full using a one-phase charger. The same can be done in 7.5 hours using a three-phase charger.

Inside, the Thailand spec Volvo EX30 features a 12.3-inch centre display, which supports both Android Automotive and Wireless Apple CarPlay as standard, manual front seats, and a single zone automatic air conditioning system as standard. The all-electric SUV also comes with an audio system that consists of 5 speakers and an amplifier.

Opt for the higher variants, you will get kits such as a panoramic roof, electrically powered front seats with electric lumbar support, a two-zone automatic air conditioning system, a wireless phone charger stand, and an ambient lighting system. Also included is the 9-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system with an amplifier and a 360-degree camera system.

Coming to one of Volvo’s strongest suites, safety, the Volvo EX30 in Thailand is packed with the Swedish carmaker’s Safe Space Technology safety suite. This includes features such as the door-opening alert feature which debuted with the EX30, lane keeping aid, lane departure warning (LDW), blind spot monitoring system (BLIS) with steer assist, front cross traffic alert (FCTA) with auto brake, rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA), autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with the brand’s City Safety function. It also comes with traffic jam assist (TJA) and adaptive cruise control with queue assist.

Other safety features that come with the Volvo EX30 consist of run-off road mitigation, rear collision warning, post-impact braking, oncoming lane, mitigation and whiplash injury protection system. Alcohol lock software, pedestrian, cyclist, and scooter steering avoidance, driver alert system, intersection auto brake, and park pilot assist are also included.

The Volvo EX30 is said to be coming to the Malaysian market before its bigger sibling – the EX90, however, no exact date has been announced just yet. And considering the fact that Volvo once committed to bringing in one model per year, can we expect to see the all-electric SUV soon?

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