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Thanks for sharing. Not sure why they think the EX30 will be paired with the Polestar 4 as I thought that is an XC60 sized coupe-SUV. Akin to the relationship between the EX90 and the Polestar 3.
It's been confirmed that the Polestar 4 won't be using SPA2 and Geely's SEA platform can be used for bigger cars as well, e.g. Zeekr009 and the Volvo MPV
 

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Boy I hope it doesn't look anything like that rendering... Frankly the C40 and XC40 are big and bulky enough. Would be nice to have an actual smaller car/wagon/hatch EV from Volvo. I was hoping for 2 doors as well, though I expected that to be too much to ask for.
 

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Boy I hope it doesn't look anything like that rendering... Frankly the C40 and XC40 are big and bulky enough. Would be nice to have an actual smaller car/wagon/hatch EV from Volvo. I was hoping for 2 doors as well, though I expected that to be too much to ask for.
The rendering just looks like a EX90 scaled down without glass behind the rear doors. Hopefully the EX30 is VW ID.3 size.

2 Doors is to much to ask at this point.
 

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The C40 and the XC40 are not that big inside so I think they are getting some competition from the new EX30.
If the Volvo has about similar spec's as the Smart#1 then everything is oke.
Have a look at this video and how much room there is inside.
 

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Wonder if subscription will be any good? This is coming to the US? I'm looking at an XC40 but the price is a bit high with no tax incentives, etc.

Any chance this gets advanced safety features like the EX90?
 

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Wonder if subscription will be any good? This is coming to the US? I'm looking at an XC40 but the price is a bit high with no tax incentives, etc.

Any chance this gets advanced safety features like the EX90?
EX30 was confirmed for the US. Subscriptions are currently sitting pretty high just like traditional leasing, but I'm sure it will balance out at some point.

As for the 40s being small inside, I don't think they are at all. Maybe the C40 rear height, but otherwise, very large for the segment. I prefer a small car myself, I know that's very unAmerican of me.
 

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I'm really hoping this at least gets a range option near or over 220 miles. Especially since they announced better range on the xc/c40. I've been using a second gen leaf for the last few years along with the V60 so I'm hoping I can upgrade from the Leaf if the price is better than the xc40 recharge here in the states.
 

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We are short people so I don’t need it to be big, but I want it to be safe (and safety is rightly or wrongly associated with size)

late 2023 xc40 changes some of my doubts (efficiency is likely on par with competitors whereas currently kinda poor). If ex30 has v2h or v2g that will also help a lot

personally don’t need long range. Anything reasonable will be a whole week of commuting. Range is what the xc90 t8 is for!
 

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EX30 was confirmed for the US. Subscriptions are currently sitting pretty high just like traditional leasing, but I'm sure it will balance out at some point.

As for the 40s being small inside, I don't think they are at all. Maybe the C40 rear height, but otherwise, very large for the segment. I prefer a small car myself, I know that's very unAmerican of me.
The biggest car I have ever owned is my current car. A VW ID.4 which a co-worker of mine called small. So I am in the same boat as you.

Didn't realize the EX30 was coming to the US. My last car was a VW eGolf. Which I would still have if it had more range, charge faster and better battery management (DC fast charging multiple times on a trip was an issue). Hopefully the keep the price closer to $40k. Like the C40/XC40 Recharge but it is more than I am willing to pay for a car.
 

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I'm really hoping this at least gets a range option near or over 220 miles. Especially since they announced better range on the xc/c40. I've been using a second gen leaf for the last few years along with the V60 so I'm hoping I can upgrade from the Leaf if the price is better than the xc40 recharge here in the states.
Well and they're doing a single motor XC40 as well that should bring the entry cost point down too.

Size is absolutely part of safety. The 5 start ratings are not against all vehicles... it's for other vehicles in the same class. You wouldn't want to drive a EX30 into an EX90.

My last new car was a Ford Fiesta. And I'm 6' and 280#... so not small. I don't look 280... but it might look like I enjoy a few beers, which would be correct. I just like the driving dynamics of small cars. I like wagons too of course, and think they make sense for a family car, but I own 10 cars... so I'm very much of the mindset of cars that are good at something rather than well rounded. A car to drive to work and back should be small and fun to drive for my liking. I drove a C40 from PA down to New Bern NC and never once felt cramped... and I drove that Fiesta out to central Wisconsin and was quite fine as well.
 

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Since there is no official EX30 part of the forum figure I post a few interior images from carlesssthlm Instagram.

A few things to note: looks like the window controls are in the center console and like the VW ID controls you need to click rear to operate the rear windows. Also, the storage space under the armrest looks to slide forward. Hopefully having drinks in the cup holders doesn’t mean that you can’t access that space.


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"The typical buyer is projected to be 18 or 19 years old and at their first car purchase. "

Curious to see what kind of looking and price would fit for young drivers. :) Guess still the parents pay for it.
 

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Pretty strange that they present to the public a car that is going to be delivered after one year and a half and that for another one almost four months before we don't even have a picture. I hope they stop the hard drugs soon in Sweden.
 

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