MILAN — On the unveiling of its new EX30 in Italy on Wednesday, Volvo confirmed it will introduce a Cross Nation variant of this electrical SUV subsequent 12 months. Not solely will this be Volvo’s first totally electrical Cross Nation, it will additionally mark the primary time this therapy is utilized to one of many carmaker’s crossovers or SUVs.
You’ll be able to count on an updo much like Volvo’s different Cross Nation automobiles, with the next journey top and purposeful cladding across the wheel arches. Volvo says the EX30 Cross Nation can have skid plates defending the entrance, aspect and rear underbody, ornamental black panels on the entrance bumper and hatch, particular Cross Nation branding and a small, hood-mounted Swedish flag.
Moreover, Volvo confirms the EX30 Cross Nation will come commonplace with 19-inch black wheels. In fact, on a rugged automobile like this, smaller wheels and beefier tires are all the time a superb factor, and to that finish, Volvo will supply 18-inch wheels with distinctive tires as an choice.
Volvo is not confirming any of the Cross Nation’s powertrain particulars right now, however we’re betting it will be based mostly on the all-wheel-drive Twin Motor Efficiency EX30. (What’s a Cross Nation with out all-wheel drive?) Meaning we should always count on a 69-kilowatt-hour battery pack and pair of electrical motors pumping out 422 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The EX30 Twin Motor’s 265-mile vary may take a slight hit with the additional Cross Nation add-ons, however that quantity remains to be TBD.
Like the usual EX30, the Cross Nation might be obtainable to pre-order as quickly because it debuts. A precise on-sale date remains to be unclear, however Volvo expects the EX30 Cross Nation to go manufacturing earlier than the top of 2024.