Friday, December 26, 2014

No Surprise to us...IIHS Awards Volvo Once Again

Volvo Cars has once again performed very well in the annual IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards. In this year's honours list four Volvo cars made the Top Safety Pick+ grade: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60. Volvo Cars was the only European brand with more than two models on the list.

 

“Volvo Cars' commitment to real-life safety and our Vision 2020, which states that no one will be killed or seriously injured in or by a new Volvo car, underlines our approach towards continuous improvement in this field. At Volvo Cars we focus on real-life safety - reflecting the many and varied causes and results of car accidents. It is of course a wonderful thing that we receive such honours and recognition for our advanced safety innovations from leading safety institutes,” said Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars.

 

The Tops Safety Pick+ award criteria have grown tougher in the last twelve months, with increased demands around the standard for front crash prevention. To meet the new criteria cars making the Top Safety Pick+ grade must offer the ability to stop or slow down without driver intervention before hitting a target in IIHS tests at 12 mph, 25 mph or both.

 

Volvo Car’s front crash avoidance technology, City Safety, which is standard in all new Volvos, effectively helps to detect and brake automatically to mitigate or prevent a car to car rear end collision without driver intervention. Volvo’s City Safety technology has been shown to reduce insurance claim frequency by 16 percent*.

 

“Volvo Cars has received much recognition during its long history of safety driving the industry forward. A perfect example of this is the three-point safety belt, invented at Volvo in 1959 and now used globally by all car makers. With the sales start of the All-New XC90 in 2015 Volvo Cars will offer the world’s most advanced crash avoidance technology as standard,” said Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Cars.

 


Your Volvo Safety can be found at Lehman Motors Volvo in Mechanicsburg www.lehmanvolvo.com or Lehman Volvo in York www.lehmanvolvoyork.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Cross Country Family is Growing: The All-New Volvo V60 Cross Country


Say hello to the next generation of Cross Country...the all-new Volvo V60 Cross Country. Available in early 2015, the V60 Cross Country is the perfect fit for those with an active lifestyle. Plenty of room for gear, plenty of ground clearance to get virtually anywhere you want to go. Taking the Cross Country concept to a new level of sportiness and style.

 
Here's the press release from Volvo:
 
“We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its own,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
 
Heritage
The Cross Country brand has a long and distinguished heritage. Volvo Cars was the first premium brand to offer increased all-road capability and styling on its wagons as far back as 1997 when it introduced the V70 Cross Country, creating a whole new type of car experience that has since captured the imagination of the motoring public.
 
Reflecting Volvo’s Scandinavian heritage and love of nature and adventure, the V60 Cross Country brings together the best of both worlds – a sporty, connected yet comfortable driving experience with the freedom to explore new horizons.
Sporty capability
“With ground clearance increased 65mm compared to the V60, the Cross Country’s sturdy construction offers unparalleled control on and off the beaten track, coupled with an enhanced sporty driving experience thanks to torque vectoring technology and corner traction control. The V60 Cross Country really is a getaway car – enabling an adventurous lifestyle in pure rugged form,” said Lex Kerssemakers.
 
Offering new Cross Country 18” and 19” wheels, the V60 Cross Country comes with high profile tyres, adding comfort and off-road aesthetics, reducing road noise and providing added wheel protection whether climbing kerbs or negotiating rocky roads.
 
Rugged individualist design
Central to the Cross Country concept is the expression of go-anywhere capability and rugged design. It caters to those who have an active lifestyle, favoring the dirt road over the paved, handling either with ease. This is manifested in the V60 Cross Country through explicit design cues that heighten the adventurous nature of the car. With increased ground clearance, skid plates front and rear, side scuff plates and fender extenders, the V60 Cross Country conveys an imposing, muscular presence that underlies its capable nature, while integrated tailpipes reflect its sporty dark side. To complement the capable exterior styling, sports seats in black leather with distinctive brown stitching will be available from launch, while two new two-tone leather upholsteries will be offered to coincide with the EU and Rest of World Launch in early 2015.
 
Powertrains
The US and Canada will get the first V60 Cross Country cars, and they will launch with Volvo’s iconic five cylinder 250 hp petrol engine with All-Wheel Drive coupled to an automatic transmission delivering a highly competitive 23 mpg.

You can find out more at Lehman Volvo in York www.lehmanvolvoyork.com or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg www.lehmanvolvo.com

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pre-Order the All-New Volvo XC90...everything you need to know.



To say there is demand for the all-new Volvo XC90 would be an understatement. As a result, Volvo is doing things a little differently for the way customers receive the first allocations. For one, Volvo started with their first-ever completely online sale starting with the Volvo XC90 First Edition. There will be 1,927 models built (to commemorate the year Volvo was founded: 1927). Those vehicles...all 1,927 of them...sold out in 47 hours. So yes, there is demand.



Lehman Volvo has built a digital landscape to tell you everything you need to know about the All-New 2016 Volvo XC90. From specs, to photos, to features and pricing...its all there. We urge you to check it out online at Lehman Volvo in York: http://www.lehmanvolvoyork.com/2016-volvo-xc90.htm or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg: http://www.lehmanvolvo.com/2016-volvo-xc90.htm



Your next step is to pre-order online! For customers in the York region, simply e-mail bsmith@Lehmanvolvoyork.com and for custoemrs in the Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg region, e-mail jslatt@lehmanvolvo.com

This is one vehicle you don't want to be late on!

Lehman Volvo York www.lehmanvolvoyork.com
Lehman Volvo Mechanicsburg www.lehmanvolvo.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lehman Motors Volvo Customer and Owner Appreciation Event



Mark your Calendars as we are exactly one week away from kicking off our Customer and Owner Appreciation Event at Lehman Motors Volvo (6281 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg PA). So what's in store? A LOT.

Here is a quick rundown:

  • Complimentary Winter Road Check to ensure your Volvo is ready for Holiday travel.*
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection*
  • Complimentary alignment check*
  • Complimentary car wash*
  • Complimentary vehicle diagnostic and maintenance evaluation*
  • Special service and parts discount for repairs scheduled during event
  • Special pricing on accessory and accessory instillation scheduled during event
*RSVP at 717-691-8400 or servicedept@lehmanvolvo.com to reserve your spot for all the complimentary offers we have for your Volvo on either event day. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
  • "Volvos and Coffee": A classic Volvo car show. Saturday the 18th.9 AM to 1 PM                              
  • Special No-haggle pricing on vehicles in inventory
  • Demonstration of the latest Volvo technology
  • Seminar on future Volvo products, including the all-new Volvo XC90 and Volvo Overseas Delivery
  • Chance to win complete vehicle detail (and more) drawings every hour
  • Food, beverage and a relaxed atmosphere
EVENT DATE AND TIMES: Friday, October 17th. 8am to 5pm. Saturday, October 18th. 8am to 3pm

So that should be enough reason to come out! This will be a great event for Volvo owners (and even non-Volvo owners). For more information, check out www.lehmanvolvo.com or call at 717-691-8400.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Help us Light the Night! There is still time to give...

Lehman Motors has been strongly connected to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for a long time. The biggest campaign for the year is their annual Light the Night Walk, which brings a spotlight to the need for blood cancer research funding. Over the years we have been able to raise thousands of dollars for this great cause, and we are not giving up any time soon!



The Harrisburg Light the Night Walk takes place this Saturday on City Island. Our team (together with our Infiniti of Mechanicsburg store) will be walking and showing support for survivors and families of those who have lost loved ones to blood cancer. We have set our goal high this year, and there is still time to give! Simply click here and then choose your level of support. You dollars will go a long way to helping the LLS reach their goal.

More about Light the Night:
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.

Funds raised by teams and individual walkers provide:

Lifesaving blood cancer research
Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center
Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, walkers carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - thousands of walkers - men, women and children - form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

More perfomance from fewer cylinders: The 450 Horsepower Drive-E Concept

If anyone knows turbocharging, it is Volvo. Since 1981 Volvo has been the most consistent auto-maker using innovative turbocharging technology. So what can Volvo do with an ultra modern 4 cylinder engine? Quite a lot it turns out...

“When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the most advanced 4-cylinder engines in the industry based on emissions and fuel consumption relative to performance and drivability. We knew that 320 hp in our petrol configuration was just a starting point. The 450 hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept, demonstrates this ambition and the versatility of the Drive-E Powertrains,” says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Volvo Car Group.
 
The 450 hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept is based on a set of technologies not usually found in a four cylinder engine. The engine utilizes two parallel turbochargers, which are fed by an electrically powered turbo-compressor. The compressed air from this unit, rather than being fed to the cylinders, is instead used to spool up the two parallel turbochargers. Fuel is fed by a dual fuel pump working at 250 bar pressure. With this kind of power density, this triple boost installation and unique fuel system, enables a very dynamic drivability without any turbo lag, compared to a mono-turbo.
 
“There are several high power small size applications where one large turbo is used to create a high level of power available from other manufacturers, but the driving experience suffers due to slow engine response. We felt that with our heritage of being among the first car companies to embrace and offer a broad range of turbo technology since 1981, that we could improve this,” says Michael Fleiss, Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group.
 
The High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept attracted the attention and involvement of Volvo Cars suppliers AVL, Denso and Volvo Polestar Racing at an early stage, which allowed theories and technologies from racing applications to be infused in the development process.

Find your modern Volvo performance at Lehman Volvo in York www.lehmanvolvoyork.com or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg www.lehmanvolvo.com

Thursday, October 2, 2014

'Tis the Season for...Fall Volvo Shows



Well, as the leaves start to turn, the car show season starts to wind down...but we are going down swinging! Lehman Volvo is hosting not one, but two Volvo car shows. The first one "Lehman Volvo/Volvo Club of York Fall Meet" will take place this Saturday at Lehman Volvo in York (www.lehmanvolvoyork.com ). There will be a lot of cool modified Volvos and vehicle judging for best-in-show. The meet takes place Saturday, October 4th from 10 AM to 1 PM at Lehman Volvo York: 950 North Hills Road, York PA.



The second show "Volvos and Coffee" will take place Saturday, October 18th at Lehman Motors Volvo in Mechanicsburg (www.lehmanvolvo.com ) Of course there will be Volvos from all eras...and coffee (plus other food and beverages). A laid-back event and a chance for everyone to take in the history of Volvo vehicles. "Volvos and Coffee" takes place Saturday, October 18th from 9 AM to 1 PM.

We hope you can make it one of or both of the events!

Lehman Volvo York
950 North Hills Road
York, PA 17402
717-755-7676
WWW.LEHMANVOLVOYORK.COM

Lehman Motors Volvo
6281 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
717-691-8400
WWW.LEHMANVOLVO.COM