Volvo unpacked on Wednesday EX30 EV with a compact, minimalist design tailored for urban electric driving. But for drivers looking for a bit more sport and utility in their compact SUV, the Swedish automaker has also introduced a rugged EX30 Cross Country variant that will join the range after launch.
The Cross Country adds some mild off-road and trail capability to the EX30 formula, thanks to its increased ground clearance and fat tires. Matte black trim around the wheel arches, body and front end protect the EV’s paint from rock chips and scratches while completing the rugged visual makeover. The EX30 Cross Country was also introduced with Volvo’s optional roof rack that holds a full-size spare tire.
Specifics are scarce at this stage in development, but I think it’s safe to assume that the EX30 Cross Country will be equipped with a dual all-wheel-drive version of the EX30’s standard electric drivetrain, and that the beefier tire and increased aerodynamic profile will have some effect on the EV’s estimated 265-mile range.
Check out our first look at the new Compact electric SUV Volvo EX30 For more information.