Monday, March 31, 2014

Volvo Racing Experience 101

To understand Volvo and racing you have to understand the region that Volvo calls home. That's exactly what team Polestar did recently with their Australian racing team. Enjoy...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Volvo Versus Lambo

Gentlemen...start your engineering! In this head-to-head match up we pit the 2015 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E against the 2015 Lamborghini Aventador. One makes an amazing 107 horsepower per liter and the other one makes an even more impressive 120 horsepower per liter...that one would be the Volvo. Yes...the $33,300 Volvo S60 makes more power per liter than the $392,990 Lamborghini.

True, the Lamborghini will win a race against the Volvo S60 T5...but it won't return 37 miles per gallon like the Volvo S60 (for reference, the Lamborghini will return up to 17 miles per gallon). Even better, the Volvo S60 T5 gets all of this done without the added cost of diesel or hybrid technology. Oh, and that 240 horsepower and 37 miles per gallon doesn't require premium fuel.

And that's the true beauty about the Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E. It packs a powerful punch...and saves you fuel. Consider it the best of both worlds. The Lamborghini on the other hand...well, let's just say its good at being fast and looking fast.

Discover the amazing Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E at Lehman Volvo in York or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Volvo by any other color...

When you look at most dealership lots you will see a lot of grey, silver, black and white vehicles. The reason is relatively simple...these are among the most popular colors for the masses. Cars that are lighter in color are also easier to maintain and hide dirt and scratches more than very dark cars.

In fact, last year white remained as the most popular color for vehicles in the United States (and globally) according to paint supplier PPG.

For those who truly want to stand apart from the crowd though, Volvo has offered some very neat colors over the years...and this year is no exception as Volvo continues to offer Passion Red, Rebel Blue and the new Rich Java Metallic.

A lot of Volvo drivers appreciate a vehicle that is different from the average car...and some of them choose to further enhance that appreciation by choosing a color that you are not going to see everyday.

So while there are a lot of cars on the road in typical standard colors, you can rely on Volvo to produce new colors that truly reflect the unique nature of the cars that wear them. Find (or order) your uniquely colorful Volvo at Lehman Volvo in York or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Next Collector's Volvo: S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar

Future car collectors, consider this your warning. The Volvo S60 Polestar and Volvo V60 Polestar are going to be unleashed this summer and the numbers are impressive....345 horsepower, 0-60 in 4.7 seconds, and a production of only total 120 vehicles. That's right...rare indeed.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

What Kind of Wagon would a Rebel Drive?

Rebels and wagons...two things that people don't normally associate with each other. Well, that has changed, thanks to Volvo. What you see here is a 2015 Volvo V60 R-Design in Rebel Blue. Its an appropriate name for a very unique color on a very unique car.

So what sets the V60 R-Design apart? Lets start with sport suspension, big bolstered seats that hug you in any corner, and of course horsepower...lots of it. 325 to be exact. And all those horses ride on all-wheel-drive with sporty alloy wheels. So, yes...a rebel can drive a wagon. And since a wagon isn't for everyone, doesn't that make it a perfect fit?

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Special Delivery…to your Volvo?

In another step towards simplifying daily life, Volvo has announced a technological concept that could result in online orders being sent directly to your vehicle.

The service, which will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will allow consumers to have their shopping delivered straight to their car, no matter where they are.
Volvo’s new digital keys technology means that car owners will be able to choose their car as a delivery option when ordering goods online. Via a smartphone or a tablet, the owner will be informed when a delivery company wants to drop off or pick up something from the car.

Having accepted the delivery, he or she then hands out a digital key and can track when the car is opened and then locked again. Once the pick-up or drop-off is completed, the digital key ceases to exist. The system is based on the functionality of the telematics app Volvo On Call, which, among other things, makes it possible to remotely heat or cool the car and see its position or fuel level via the mobile phone.
The technology was trialed during a pilot program of 100 people, 86% of which agreed that ‘roam delivery’ saved them time. The innovative use of ‘digital keys’ will now make it possible to save time, money and reduce environmental impact, following completion of the first tests of the concept.
With connected services such as “roam delivery”, the future car will be much more than just means of transportation. Earlier this year Volvo Cars launched Sensus Connect, an integrated on board navigation and infotainment experience. Volvo Cars’ strategic partnership with Ericsson builds further on the idea of the Networked Society by examining a host of consumer centric concepts around the “Connected Vehicle Cloud” that will see the driving experience revolutionized over the coming years. 

Saving time and reducing stress

Last year, 60% of people shopping online had problems with the delivery of their item. Research revealed that people across the globe feel increasingly stressed in their daily lives. In a report from Future Foundation, all of the countries studied showed an increase from 2010 to 2011 when responding to the statement “I’m often under time pressure in my daily life”.
Despite the rise of online shopping, research has also revealed that over a half of people are not at home to receive online deliveries, leading to further hassle and time wasted through failed deliveries. Consequently, consumers feels significantly restricted, find their day to day significantly disrupted which results in unnecessary and avoidable constraints on the most precious of commodities, time.

Deliveries directly to car, allowing for ‘roam delivery’ is one example where Volvo Cars explores the potential of connected cars to create solutions which will simplify the customers' everyday lives. The pilot program has also revealed 92% of people found it more convenient to receive deliveries to their car than at home.

 New possibilities to deliver to where persons are – not places
“By turning the car into a pickup and drop-off zone through using digital keys we solved a lot of problems since it’s now possible to deliver the goods to persons and not to places. The test-customers also indicated that the service clearly saved time. And the same thing is valid for delivery companies a well! Because failed first-time deliveries cost the industry an estimated €1billion in re-delivering costs. We are now further investigating the technology of digital keys and new consumer benefits linked to it," says Klas Bendrik, Group CIO at Volvo Car Group.

“It's all about finding solutions that are intuitive and easy to use and that create benefits in the everyday lives of our customers. The important thing is to make these complex and advanced systems easy to understand for everyone, even behind the wheel. Deliveries directly to the car are just one first example of that," says Klas Bendrik.
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