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Volvo EX30 Delayed: Now Coming in 2025

While we love the plucky little Volvo EX30 electric crossover, it now looks like we'll have to wait another year to drive one in North America.
2025 Volvo EX30 winter drive2025 Volvo EX30; (photo/Bryon Dorr)
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The Volvo EX30 is supposed to be arriving at North American dealerships now. But today, the company announced to its dealers and preorder customers that they’ll have to wait for “a 2025 target delivery date to be announced.”

Volvo’s reasoning for this is “due to changes in the global automotive landscape.” That could mean a lot of things, from parts supplier issues to shipping issues to government tariff issues to a refocus on markets that are already seeing huge sales numbers with the vehicle.

I drove this compact, battery-electric crossover in Sweden, and auto-journalist Paul Eisenstein drove it in Portugal. Both of us came away from our time in the vehicle with mostly positive impressions.

With a starting price of just $34,950, the Volvo EX30 would be one of the least expensive all-electric vehicles on the U.S. market. There’s a lot to like about it, when we can actually buy one.

2024 Volvo EX30
(Photo/Paul Eisenstein)

Volvo EX30 Production Delays

The EX30 is a world market car for Volvo, and is already selling in other markets around the globe. It is currently in production in China, with shared Geely parts. Production was expected to remain in China for North American market vehicles, with a Ghent, Belgium, plant coming online in 2025 to service the European market.

The latest is that North American EX30 will now be coming out of the Belgium plant once production is ramped up. North American deliveries aren’t expected until sometime in 2025.

2024 Volvo EX30
(Photo/Paul Eisenstein)

What Volvo is Doing For Pre-Order Customers

The word from Volvo is that it will “offer customers with existing preorders several options to drive a new Volvo until their EX30 arrives.”

It plans to offer EX30 depositors a $2,500 loyalty bonus that can be used to lease or purchase a new electric Volvo or $1,500 toward a lease or purchase of a PHEV or MHEV model. It also told me that these discounts can be applied to a special short-term lease until the EX30 is available.

While nice gestures, those discounts still don’t put any other Volvo vehicle into the same price bracket as the EX30. It will be interesting to see how many people take Volvo up on these offers or just move on to other vehicles that they can get now.

Once the EX30 does get here, I have little doubt it will sell well, however, as its a good little machine.

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