Saturday, July 18, 2015

Polestar under Volvo Ownership


Volvo Cars has acquired Polestar, the Swedish high performance car company, on July 14th.  Polestar will be used as the model name for special high performance Volvos. 

Volvo and Polestar share a long history dating back to 1996.  Recently in 2013, Volvo and Polestar joined forces to produce a limited edition Volvos that combined a comfortable driving experience with a very high level of power and handling. 

“Driving a Volvo Polestar is a special experience.  We have decided to bring this experience to more Volvo drivers, placing the full resources of Volvo behind the development of Polestar as the model name of our high performance cars,” says Hakan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars.

After the success of the 2013 Volvo Polestar launch, another round of these sporty vehicles hit the market in the summer of 2015.  Volvo expects to sell 750 Polestar versions of the V60 wagon and S60 sedan globally.  With the new ownership of Polestar, Volvo forecasts to increase sales between 1,000 and 1,500 cars a year in the medium term. 

The Polestar racing team will remain under the control of the former owner of Polestar, Christian Dahl.  “We are extremely satisfied with the way the performance business with Volvo has developed. But we are a racing team first and foremost. This is an opportunity to return our full attention to our core business – to develop and race Volvo cars,” said Christian Dahl.


Lehman Volvo York is an authorized Polestar dealer and will be receiving 5 Polestar Volvos (V60s & S60).  Lehman Volvo York is expected to receive the Polestars in early August.  To learn more, call 717-755-7676 today!  Follow Lehman Volvo on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on Polestar products.

Friday, July 17, 2015

XC90 R-Design And T8 Plug-In Hybrid Orders


Volvo may have stopped taking orders on the all-new XC90 T6 Momentum and Inscription models in June, but did you know you can still place an order for the all-new XC90 T6 R-Design and T8 Plug-in Hybrid models? Lehman Volvo is accepting orders until October 1st! The XC90 T6 R-Design and XC90 T8 vehicle details are highlighted below.

XC90 T6 R-Design:

The dynamic XC90 R-Design was made for those who love to drive. Its sporty personality distinguished by R-Design details including a unique grille, larger wheels, mirror covers in matte silver, and sportier Sport Contour seats. MSRP starting at $52,900.

In addition to all the standard features on the XC90 Momentum, the R-Design adds:
  • Power cushion extensions in front seats
  • Metal Mesh aluminum inlays
  • Illuminated Tread plates
  • Shift Paddles on steering wheel
  • Black Headliner
  • Lower front spoiler
  • Front grille
  • Pedals
  • Silk-metal window trim
  • Dual integrated tail pipes
  • Silk-metal mirror covers
  • Perforated leather gearshift knob
  • Tailgate badge
  • 20" 5 spoke, Diamond Cut/Tech matte grey, alloy wheels
  • Nubuck / Nappa leather contour seats
  • Nappa Leather key fob
  • Digital Display start-up sequence

XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid:

Our twin-engine plug-in hybrid technology delivers an uncompromising driving experience, combining the modern feel of zero emission driving with astonishing performance. In addition to a super and turbo-charged high performance engine, the XC90 T8 Twin-Engine is equipped with a powerful electric motor which gives a combined output of 400 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The instant and vast torque to the rear wheels gives the XC90 T8 a truly sophisticated and near silent driving experience.

The XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid is available to order in the Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trims. MSRP begins at $68,100.

Contact Lehman Volvo for more information on the T6 R-Design and T8 Hybrid XC90 models today! Orders are limited, so hurry in today!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Re-Imagined Child Safety Seat Concept


Volvo Cars recently introduced their re-imagined Child Safety Seat Concept. This concept follows their Shanghai reveal of the XC90 Excellence and Lounge Console Concept—a passenger seat-less XC90 designed to create a sense of ‘first-class’ for the 2nd row passenger (image below of the XC90 Excellence and Lounge Console Concept).

Now, Volvo has taken the Lounge Console Concept even further with the Child Safety Seat Concept. “We started by asking ourselves if we could make life easier for parents and safer for their children when it comes to the child seat experience. We focused on three key benefits—making it easier to get the child into and out of the child seat from an ergonomic and comfort perspective, providing the child with a safe rearward facing seating position that enables it to keep eye-contact with either the driver or the rear passenger and of course including enough storage for those vital child accessories, such as diapers, bottles, wipes, and so on,” said Tisha Johnson, Chief Designer Interiors at Volvo Cars Concept and Monitoring Center.


The Child Safety Seat Concept enables the parent to swivel the child seat when buckling the child in, and locks once the seat is in a rearward facing position. As you see in the photo above, there is plenty of storage for children items such as diapers and blankets.

“For us the safety, convenience, and emotional factors outweigh everything else. Being able to maintain eye contact with your child from the rear seat, or being able to keep a bottle warm in the heated cup holders in the XC90 Excellence, would go a long way towards making life easier for parents taking their small child on a trip.” Says Tisha Johnson.

Of course this is only a Volvo concept--nothing is in the production phase. A concept designed with safety, comfort, and luxury in mind—that’s the Volvo way.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

3rd Annual Ladies Night at Lehman Volvo


Lehman Motors’ 3rd Annual Ladies Night will be held on Friday, August 14th from 5:30pm-8pm at the Lehman Volvo dealership in Mechanicsburg. Bring your girlfriends along and enjoy a night out while benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). All event proceeds from Ladies Night go towards the Light the Night Walk in October, a walk fundraising for LLS.

Ladies Night vendors include Jamberry Nails, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, and Tastefully Simple! A full list of vendors may be found below. Beverages and Hor d’Oeurves will be provided! Call up your girls and mark your calendars for August 14th‘s Ladies Night at Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg—RSVP to Mary@lehmanvolvo.com
  • Jamberry Nails
  • Discovery Toys
  • Silpada
  • Mary Kay
  • Shannon Hemauer Photography
  • Designs by Wendy
  • Eye Candy
  • Scentsy
  • Snap To It Jewelry
  • The Pampered Chef
  • Thirty-One
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Gifts & Greetings by Sandy
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, Lehman Volvo has been able to raise thousands of dollars for this great cause! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with dealership events and fundraisers.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Passenger Seatless Volvo XC90 Edition

Volvo is taking luxury to a whole new level by introducing the XC90 "Excellence" concept in the Chinese market.  This special XC90 no longer has a 3rd row...or a passenger seat!  That's right, this vehicle is designed for a 'chauffeur-style' type of driving, which is the most common in China.

Volvo's 'Lounge Console' is in place of a passenger seat, which allows the second row passenger to feel as if they are in first-class.  The Lounge Console combines an ottoman, television, work station, and storage all in one!  Hard to imagine, huh?  Watch the video below to see the XC90 Excellence for yourself!



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day from Lehman Volvo

Lehman Volvo wishes you a happy Earth Day!  April 22nd commemorates the need to protect our Earth's environment and everything living in it.

Environmental care is a Volvo core value.  Volvo does not just believe in environmental sustainability, Volvo is and has always been an environmental leader.   Listed below are Volvo's environmental firsts--enjoy!

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VOLVO'S ENVIRONMENTAL FIRSTS:
  • 1945 Volvo introduces remanufactured spare parts - an exchange system still in use
  • 1976 Three-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor (Lambdasond®) removes up to 90% of noxious exhaust fumes
  • 1987 Torslanda water treatment plant removes 90% of harmful effluents
  • 1989 New, proactive environmental policy
  • 1989 Volvo demonstrates alcohol power technology: cleanest car tested to date
  • 1989 Plastics in Volvo cars marked to facilitate recycling
  • 1990 First award of Volvo Environment Prize
  • 1991 Paintshop at Torslanda plant is world's cleanest
  • 1992 Volvo Environmental Concept Car (ECC)
  • 1995 Volvo Bi-Fuel, Volvo Cars' first generation of methane-driven cars
  • 1996 Dialogue on the Environment provides environmental training for all employees
  • 1998 Introduction of PremAir® - a radiator coating designed to convert harmful ground-level ozone into pure oxygen
  • 1999 IAQS (Interior Air Quality System) introduced for cleaner cabin air
  • 2002 New Volvo cars designed for 85% recyclability
  • 2008 Volvo uses only green electricity (hydropower) in European manufacturing units 
  • 2009 The newly announced Volvo XC60 reaches a 95% recyclable level
  • 2011 Volvo C30 Electric.
  • 2012 Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept car.
  • 2013 Production of new high-efficient Drive E-engines.
  • 2014 Volvo XC90 Hybrid announced. Coming in this fall!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival

Lehman Volvo participated in this year's Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival, a free public event promoting the importance of a sustainable Earth.  The festival was held in downtown Mechanicsburg on Saturday, April 18th from 9am-3pm.  The sunny beautiful day attracted hundreds of people to come together and love our Earth!  The day was filled with lots of music, food, and family fun!

Mechanicsburg has always been known as the little green town, complete with an active Environmental Advisory Council and a Recycling Committee.  This annual event is hosted by Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership.

Lehman Volvo thanks everyone who came out to support Earth Day!  Volvo continuously improves the Earth through their products, processes, and people.  Here at Lehman Volvo, we are proud to be a part of an organization that not just values, but is also a leader in environmental care.

Lehman Volvo featured the 2015.5 Volvo V60 Drive-E at this year's Earth Day Festival.  Volvo's Drive-E Powertrain combines the low-fuel consumption and emissions of a four-cylinder engine with the performance of a six or eight-cylinder.  The result is a smooth, powerful ride-with fewer stops at the pump!

To learn more about the Earth Day Festival, visit mechanicsburgearthdayfestival.com.

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