Monday, September 30, 2013

A Successful Event for a Great Cause

Well, its a wrap. Lehman Volvo and Sophias on Walden have successfully put the End of Summer Picnic Bash in the books. After its all said and done, over $5,200 was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk.

Held on Sunday, September 22nd the End of Summer Picnic Bash brought people out to enjoy some phenomenal food, silent auction, live music and activities for the whole family. A big thanks to everyone who helped with this wonderful event.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Safety Test: Volvo Aces It

It seems that with every new type of crash test out there, there is always ONE brand that passes with flying colors. From the frontal offset crash test, to the roof structure crash the just-announced "crash prevention systems" test, conducted by the IIHS, Volvo just keeps winning.

So what is a "crash prevention system" test? It measures how well a vehicle AVOIDS a crash in the first place. Its no surprise (to us) that the Volvo S60 and Volvo XC60 got the top marks of Superior in this test as they both come standard with City Safety Autobrake technology!

Volvo press release below:

Volvo S60 and XC60 get ‘superior’ rating in new test of front crash prevention systems
Volvo Car Group’s position at the pinnacle of car safety is again highlighted with the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) introducing a new test programme that rates the performance of front crash prevention systems. Both the Volvo S60 and XC60 get the highest possible rating ‘Superior’ – and Volvo Cars’ City Safety is the only standard fitment low-speed crash prevention system in the test, which included 74 vehicles.
“We welcome that the major rating institutes now begin to integrate collision avoiding technologies in their test programmes. This gives consumers a better insight into the advantages of auto brake systems. It will also drive implementation of these technologies through the vehicle fleet,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Group.

The IIHS’ new crash prevention evaluation will be incorporated into the institute’s 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rating. It includes two tests addressing front-to-rear crashes, one at 20 km/h (12 mph) and the other at 40 km/h (25 mph). An additional point is given to vehicles with Forward Collision Warning.
The Volvo S60 and XC60 equipped with City Safety and Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection are among seven models that get a ‘Superior’ rating in the new test.
City Safety standard in all Volvo models
The low-speed City Safety system is standard in all new Volvo models on all markets. Most Volvo models are also available with state-of-the-art technologies that detect, warn and brake automatically for rear end of vehicles as well as moving pedestrians and cyclists in higher speeds.

“The IIHS test focuses on two situations, both with the car approaching a stationary vehicle mock-up. However, it should be emphasised that Volvo Cars’ systems cover a much broader scope of real-life scenarios, including vehicles moving in the same direction, pedestrians and cyclists,” says Thomas Broberg.
So far, Volvo Cars has sold more than one million cars equipped with systems for automatic braking – and the company will continue this pioneering work in the near future by making detection systems work also in darkness for pedestrians and by introducing collision mitigation for animals.
Auto brake results in fewer accidents
The benefits of the groundbreaking City Safety technology has been documented in an earlier IIHS/HLDI (Highway Loss Data Institute) report stating a reduction of the collision claim frequency with up to 20 per cent. Data from Swedish insurer If show similar figures with frontal collisions in car following situations being reduced with 23 per cent.
The IIHS study of insurance claims involving a Volvo XC60 shows that City Safety reduces the costs for bodily injury liability with 33 per cent – while property damage liability was lowered by 15 per cent.
“Over the years, the risk of being injured in a Volvo has been reduced continuously and substantially. By introducing new preventive and protective systems, we keep moving towards our aim that by 2020 no one should be injured or killed in a new Volvo. Our long-term vision is that cars should not crash,” says Thomas Broberg.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Future Arrived 30 Years Ago

Sometimes an idea is so good that it lives on long after its creation. That is the case with the Volvo LCP2000 Concept Car, which debuted 30 years ago. This concept showed a great way to achieve excellent fuel economy through 4 cylinder engines with lightweight components.

Weighing in at just 1,543 pounds the LCP2000 (which stands for Light Component Project) returned 60 miles per gallon and featured aluminum and carbon fiber construction. The LCP2000 also featured alternative fuel technolgoy. Pretty advanced ideas for the year 1983.

Flash forward to today and Volvo is combinging weight reduction and 4 cylinder engine technology again with their all new DriveE engine range, which will debut in January with the all-new 2015 Volvo V60. The DrivE engines are both light weight and economical. But in addition, the new engines are also very powerful, with 240 horsepower (a bit more than the 90 horsepower offered in the LCP2000). High fuel economy, weight reduction AND performance oriented power. Now that's an idea worth developing....

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Monday, September 23, 2013

A Sales Event Based Around How People Really Shop

Car shopping has become a science for a lot of people...even down to what day they shop. And a lot of those days typically fall pretty late in the month. So, how do you cater to those shoppers? With an End of Month sales event of course.

Just announced TODAY, the Lehman Volvo End of September Sales event rewards those who shop late in the game. Here's how it works...if you currently own a Swedish ride (Volvo or Saab), then you can save an extra $2,000 on any new 2013 Volvo. Want to finance? Save even more. Want to lease? Ok, we will throw in extra savings there as well. Plus, why don't we make your first 3 payments?*

So while the early bird might catch the worm, the late bird can catch the deal. And all of the deals are on every new 2013 Volvo left at Lehman Volvo in York or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg But really, you need to act fast to take advantage...this deal is on what we have left as the 2014s are already on the ground.

*Up to $1,350. ALL OFFERS END 9.30.13

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

You have the power to choose...the power

Don't we all love the power to choose? You can exercise that choice when the new 2015 Volvo V60 debuts in January. There will be several variants to choose from, ranging from an all-new 240 horsepower T5 to the powerful 325 horsepower T6 R-Design.

You won't have to sacrifice power in the V60 however, as each variant features legendary Volvo turbo-charged dynamics and fuel efficient performance. The V60 offers the best of both worlds, no matter which version you choose.

Here is the 2015 Volvo V60 line-up:

Contact Lehman Volvo in York WWW.LEHMANVOLVOYORK.COM or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg WWW.LEHMANVOLVO.COM for more information on the all-new 2015 Volvo V60 Sport Wagon.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How do I get one of those red plates?!

It's a question we get every now and then. "How do I get one of those red plates?"...those red plates you see on various Volvos in Central Pennsylvania are actually Swedish Tourist plates. And the way to get them is to purchase your next new Volvo from Lehman Volvo through the Overseas Delivery program.

In addition to being the BEST way to purchase your new Volvo, the Overseas Delivery program provides you with complimentary airfare for 2 to Sweden, a complimentary hotel stay and yes...that little red plate. Its another benefit to the program...Volvo provides you with complimentary European registration and Insuraunce for up to 14 days. And with that, your vehicle becomes a tourist vehicle.

Once it reaches the US, Volvo makes sure that your red tag stays with the car, so you have a very cool and unique souvenier to remind you of the time you drove your Volvo in Sweden.

Want more info on the Volvo Overseas Delivery program? Check out Lehman Volvo in York WWW.LEHMANVOLVOYORK.COM or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg WWW.LEHMANVOLVO.COM

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Simply the Best Service Department!

As the title implies, our service department has just received one of the most prestigious awards ever given (in Central Pennsylvania). The readers of Harrisburg Magazine have casted their vote, and when the dust settled, Lehman Volvo came out as the winner of "Simply the Best: Auto Service Department". It's quite an accomplishment when you consider just how many auto dealerships there are in the area.
We have a very loyal service base (how about a customer with a 1 million mile vehicle that still services with us?), so we can't say the award is a total surprise to us. Whether someone is servicing their one-year old Volvo with us, or their 40 year old Volvo with us, our team is dedicated to keeping our customers happy. The latest award is just one more piece of evidence that we are doing our job.

Congrats guys, AND thanks to our customers!

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