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Why you’ll never need to take your new XC90 in for Service

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Starting February 10th, if you purchase a New Volvo XC90 from Don Beyer Volvo, we will pick up your vehicle for you from your home (within a 30 mile radius). If you need a loaner car, we’ll take you the loaner to your home. When your car is finished, we will bring it back to you. No coming to the dealership to wait, plus you can still use our service coupons!

We still have the LARGEST selection of new XC90’s in the Mid-Atlantic region. Choose a location below to find the one that fits you.

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Worried about the environment? We have the the XC90 T8 Hybrid in-stock as well as 4 convenient charge stations at our conveniently located Dealerships!

Our current coupons for February 2016:

$39.95 Winter Check-Up


$25 Off Battery Replacement


$10 Off Wiper Blade Purchase


Choose your location to schedule a service appointment today.

February Service Specials- Must present coupon at time of service. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Winter Check-Up includes: Battery/Charging & Starting System Diagnostics (including clean & service terminals), test of coolant effectiveness & ability to protect engine against cold temperatures, fluid fill-up, and inspection of drive belts & hose. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Offer only valid at Don Beyer Volvo. Offers Expire 2/29/16.

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What do Swedes and North Koreans have in common?

They both drive Volvos!

It turns out the late, great Kim Jong-il made a deal with Sweden back in the 1970s where North Korea would order (and presumably pay for) 1,000 Volvo 144 sedans.

Fast forward  to 2016  and the enigma that is North Korea still has yet to pay the €300,000,000 bill. Every six months, Sweden politely sends a late payment notice and Kim Jong-Un makes his servants eat the notice while riding nude on a unicycle (lest they face an anti tank launcher).

Sweden makes great cars and trucks, but they seem to be lacking in the repo man department.

Is it a surprise these old Volvos are still in service? Not really. Volvo has always been known for both safety and longevity.

Do you have an old Volvo? For the entire month of February, bring in your old Volvo for service and we’ll give you a great deal:

If your Volvo is 10 years or older we will give you 15% off labor. (2006 and prior)
If your Volvo is 7 years old we will give you 10% off labor. (Model Year 2007-2009)
If your Volvo is 5 years old we will give you 7.5% off labor. (Model Year 2010-2011)

Choose your location to schedule an appointment today.
 

Source: Newsweek

Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year for the 2nd Time – the New 2016 Volvo XC90!

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Update: The Volvo XC90 was just awarded “2016 Yahoo Autos Ride Of The Year”

Back in 2002 we were all excited for Volvo’s first SUV, the XC90. Motor Trend named the Volvo XC90 SUV of the year. The XC90 turned out to be a game changer in the world of SUVs and left other luxury brands, such as Lexus and Acura, scrambling to catch up.

Here we are again, 13 years later. There is an all new XC90, and it’s turning the world on its ear. The 2016 Volvo XC90 has been named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year for 2015. It topped its competitors in design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, and value.

““Everyone at Volvo Cars is exceptionally proud to win the Motor Trend SUV of the Year award,” said Lex Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. “The all-new XC90 is a strong indicator of things to come at Volvo.”

We have the largest inventory of XC90s in the Mid-Atlantic region. Select your location below to begin shopping:



Source: Official Volvo Press Release

Don Beyer Volvo’s Idea of Luxury – The All New Volvo XC90 Roadshow Events

Last month, we held the Don Beyer Volvo All-New XC90 Roadshow events in our showrooms to celebrate the arrival of one of the most anticipated models to hit the road, the All-New 2016 Volvo XC90! We invited hundreds of local Washingtonians to join us in welcoming the most luxurious SUV to the Washington D.C. metropolitan roads!

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During the two-hour event, the 2016 Volvo XC90 was test driven by potential consumers with Product Specialists from Volvo Cars. Having the ability to test drive the most technologically advanced vehicle with a specialist from the vehicle’s manufacturer was a treat for all the senses!  Truth be told, I tracked the first customer XC90 coming off the vessel at the Port of Baltimore! After twelve years in production, the release of the All-New 2016 Volvo XC90 paves the way for Volvo’s future and the car industry as an entirety. A manufacturer with a vision for the year 2020 that promises no driver or passenger will die behind the wheel of a Volvo.   The same manufacturer that invented the three-point safety belt, literally changing the world by saving an estimated one million lives since 1959. Needless to say, the vehicle’s arrival was kind of a big deal!  I was one of the lucky first Washingtonian’s to indulge in the feeling of the XC90’s smooth diamond-cut  stop/start button as I powered on the super and turbocharged groundbreaking engine of the first Don Beyer Volvo 2016 Volvo XC90! I felt the warm sun on my skin under the widest glass, panoramic roof Volvo has ever manufactured, listened to Maroon 5’s Sugar through the Bowers and Wilkins Premium Sound system in the Studio room mode (1 of 3 available “Room Transformation” modes!). But I must admit that I was taken to an entirely new level of driving experience when I test drove the XC90 again during our Roadshow!  There are almost countless amenities that the All-New Volvo XC90 brings to your driving experience, proving very difficult for our Roadshow guests and staff to share just one of their favorite XC90 features. The All-New 2016 Volvo XC90 was built to be experienced and beats the same heart as the first Volvo ever manufactured, the 1927 Volvo OV4, to be designed around you. The All-New 2016 Volvo XC90, is our idea of luxury.

DESIGNED AROUND YOU.

XC90+Web_0005_Screen+Shot+2014-10-26+at+1LOVE AT FIRST SEAT. What initially drew me into the All-New Volvo XC90 was the Scandinavian vibe of the XC90. The details of the XC90 represents the veracity of perfection. The XC90 is executed to be uniquely centered around the driver by intertwining the luxurious control features intricately into the Swedish craftsman shift and driving experience so flawlessly that you can’t help but instantly feel at home behind the wheel. It doesn’t hurt that the All-New Volvo includes a glove box that can cool your contents with just a touch! Oh and let’s not forget about XC90’s seats and the instant WiFi hotspot capability and simple iPad like console.All of our Roadshow guests agree that experience and convenience are everything in the newly redesigned XC90. Volvo Cars has mastered the art of  excelling advanced technology in vehicle manufacturing.

TECHNOLOGY SIMPLIFIED.

The experience begins with the XC90’s stunning next generation keyfob, covered in font Nappa leather, which welcomes you with automatic approach lighting that activates upon unlocking the car.  Before you even get comfy in the most luxurious and customized memory foam seats in the automotive industry, you have the option to cool off the car by lowering all the windows with one push or should your hands be full, just give your foot a shake under the left side of the bumper and the tailgate automatically breezes open for you.

Being the proud owner of a 2003 Volvo V70 (with seats that conform like a dream!) I couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel to enjoy Volvo’s advanced legendary seats. The seats in XC90 are revolutionary and not just in comparison to my twelve-year-old wagon! The XC90’s seats offer even greater comfort and better functionality than ever before while still embracing Volvo’s traditional dedication to detail and safety. The seat movement capabilities have a larger range for adjustment horizontally and a greater angle adjustment for the front end of the driver’s side seat cushion to appeal to taller occupants.  The safety belt itself is the most visible reminder of all Volvo dedication to safety, with an engraved message of “Since 1959″ on each of the front seat belts.  The visual representation reassuring me instantly of Volvo’s heritage and pioneer status of the three-point safety belt, established in 1959. Recently Updated3

Being gadget crazed, I was instantly intrigued by the center console.  Preparing myself to dive in and figure out this beast of system,  I hesitantly  grazed my finger over the sleek and elegant 9 inch control panel, to be met with the distinct simplicity and responsiveness of Apple’s iPad interface. The interface actually felt somehow even simpler than iPad, with much less of a need for scrolling due to the XC90’s ability to use vertical or portrait format.  The Light Control Film that covers the impressively large display encompasses an anti-reflective coating on the screen, making glare and reflection completely at bay even with clear sunny bright skies.  What really differentiates Volvo from the competition in technological advances is the arrangement and organization of information presented to the driver.  Everything you need to know about your driving experience (and the XC90 itself), housed all in one central location, removing the need for a separate external control device to access information.

don+beyer+volvo+alexandria+xc90+roadshowAfter RoadShow I knew I was not alone in my excitement for this vehicle’s launch. I have seen my fair share of new models released over the years, but being able to witness the reaction of Volvo enthusiasts who attended our RoadShow event was an unforgettable experience. Concluding the RoadShow with sumptuous hors-d’oeuvres, wine and music from the band, we  gathered around the All-New XC90 to discuss our favorite features. Many potential consumers were attracted Volvo’s new T8 Twin-Engine, that combines the supercharged & turbocharged Drive-E engine with a powerful electrical motor that delivers an exhilarating driving experience while simultaneously minimizes the impact driving can have on our environment. With three distinct driving modes, Pure Electric, Hybrid, and Power,  the versatility of choosing a driving mode that fits a driver’s current performance mood intrigued many of our test drivers to get behind the wheel. Perhaps it is the pure Swedish crystal gear shifter made by Orrefors that entrances drivers in the capabilities of the vehicle they’re driving, but many become seduced by the XC90’s performance capabilities, never having to compromise high-performance for the benefits of a  smooth and environmentally beneficial smart plug-in-hybrid electric city car that seats 7! Others were fascinated by the advanced technology that comes packed in the XC90, encountering a driving experience unlike ever before. The Heads Up display embodies Volvo Cars invested interest in designing their vehicles around their drivers. The option to have a heads-up display in front of the driver means never having to take your eyes off the road to be conscious of your surroundings and your driving habits, keeping you safe and secure, one of the many features in the XC90 that can only be thoroughly understood, by experiencing the XC90 for yourself.
PhotoEditor_1436297461630While the RoadShow may be over, we invite you to come see for yourself why the XC90 is Don Beyer Volvo’s idea of luxury. So bring the family along and fill all of the 7-seats. The XC90 has a hidden treasure for drivers and passengers of all ages. Thanks to Vice President of ‘Vehicle Line 90’, Dennis Nobelius, at Volvo Cars, who didn’t originally care for the finished hidden side of storage compartments, you can send your children on a search for the hidden spiders located throughout the XC90’s reinforced plastic-the XC90 is designed around people in every way possible..

 

The All-New 2016 Volvo XC90, luxury designed you.

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A special thank you to all of the Volvo enthusiasts who joined us for our XC90 RoadShow event and to our Volvo Cars representatives who joined us the evening of the RoadShow: Jennifer Wilson, our Volvo Cars Corporate Sales Manager,  Bruce Harroun, our Volvo Cars Service Manager, XC90 Product Specialists, Dillon Ruczko and Martin Apolinar.

 

What You Probably Don’t Know about the 2016 XC90

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Who wouldn’t want to drive the latest luxury SUV that The Washington Post dubs as a “fairy god Volvo”? For starters, the car basically has a brain. You can purposely drive poorly and the XC90 will accelerate and brake by itself. The car isn’t only smart, but also polite. It will emit gentle vibrations to remind you to use your turn signal when you change lanes. It can even parallel park by itself. Now if that’s not magical, I don’t know what is.

“The 2016 XC90 is a big toy”

Kids and young people are especially entranced by the iPad dashboard. But there’s something for everyone — Eco-mode for the environmentally concerned, comfort for the luxury crowd and dynamic for the sports car driver. Princeton professor Alain Kornhauser, author of the Smart Driving Cars blog predicts that “People are going to knock the door down for them”. And we can’t blame them, there isn’t another car that can compare to the new XC90.

Read the WHOLE article at the Washington Post

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Beyer Auto Diaper Drive Reaches 10,000 Diapers!

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Beyer Auto is proud to announce that in April and May of 2015, our wonderful customers and staff donated over 10,000 diapers to NVFS (Northern Virginia Family Service). This is our single biggest diaper donation to date. We are so grateful for the support from our Beyer Auto family and customers. These diapers are already in the hands of the neediest families in our area.

Our service special continues to march on. Bring in a pack of new un-opened diapers (minimum of 24 count) and receive a 15% discount on any service or repair. Just bring in the diapers at the time of service and you will save up to $150!

Join the power of giving. Help us help our community. Thanks for your support!

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Drivers, start your Volvo Polestar engines…

Developed from 17 years of motorsport experience, the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar return to Don Beyer Volvo of Falls Church, your only exclusive Volvo Polestar dealer in Virginia. These cars feature a 345hp T6 engine, making the 0-60 mph sprint in just 4.7 seconds (4.8 seconds for the V60). In addition, there is an extensively re-tuned chassis providing all the right ingredients for a true driver’s car for all roads, all conditions and all year around.

This is a car that has been engineered to be equally at home in the arctic tundra of Sweden or the raceway in Richmond. It is a car that is undeniably a Volvo, though a Volvo that is faster than any ever built as a production car. It is also a car that you can feel safe driving with your family buckled into, even while taking that turn a little faster than normal. Below are some of the features that make this car a unique addition to any fine car collection or a great daily driver to make the commute go more smoothly…and quicker.

Chassis

Upgrades include modifications made to increase rigidity of the chassis to cater for the 80 percent stiffer springs relative to the standard S60 R-Design. These changes combined with the tailored high-performance Öhlins shock absorbers and 20-inch Polestar wheels results in a precise yet comfortable driving experience.

Brakes

The braking system has undergone substantial modifications. Most visible are the 371mm ventilated front discs and six-piston Brembo calipers, guaranteeing the highest level of braking performance for any Volvo and most any performance car.

Aerodynamics

To reflect the increased performance of the S/V60 Polestar, positive aerodynamic effects have been achieved through subtle yet efficient modifications based on data from tests in the Volvo Cars wind tunnel. These changes are visible with the front splitters, optimizing the airflow underneath the car, as well as a new rear spoiler and diffuser, increasing downward force on the rear wheels.

Engine

The six-cylinder turbo-charged T6 engine has undergone extensive tuning with a new twin-scroll turbo and intercooler to produce 345 HP at 5250 rpm and 369 lbs.-ft. of torque at 3000 rpm. The engine breathes and growls through an active 2.5” stainless steel exhaust system, making for a throaty engine note.

Transmission

The six-speed automatic gearbox features a new paddle shift system that together with the Polestar developed Haldex four-wheel drive system takes the car from 0-60 mph only 4.7 seconds and to a governed top speed of 155mph. The gearbox as well as the all-wheel drive system and traction control system have been recalibrated in order to provide an active driving experience and maximum grip in all situations.

There are only two more S60 Polestars and V60 Polestars for model year 2016 that haven’t yet been purchased on their way to our Falls Church showroom. This is a very limited production car and most have been presold before they even arrive. Are you ready to live life at full speed…safely?

It’s Electric! The First Volvo Hybrid is Coming Soon!

The XC90 T6 has yet to arrive in our showroom and Volvo is already announcing the debut of what will be the most exciting hybrid vehicle offered, the all-new Volvo XC90 T8.  This will be the only seven passenger plug-in vehicle on the market when it is released later this year.  It has all of the ground breaking standard technology on the T6 model plus the ability to run the vehicle in three distinct modes of operation.

It is a default “hybrid” alternating between the gas driven Drive-E engine and the new electric motor on the rear axle.  It is also able to be driven as a “pure electric” car without engaging the gas engine at all.  With the high-voltage battery fully charged, it will have an estimated range of 17 miles using just electricity with zero emissions.

If you thought that was exciting, wait until you drive the T8 in the “power mode.”  What has made our humble all-electric competition become the aspiration vehicles they are today from the enviro-boxes of the past is the realization that electric motors are more about performance than economy.  Off the line, you have instant torque curve and superior response from the rear-wheel driven electric power plant while the combustion engine gets up to speed.   This combination of two power plants gives you the benefits of large displacement engine performance without the inefficiency.

Now that you understand more about the plug-in hybrid, let me plug the plug!  This is another world’s first in automotive technology: a dual voltage (110v/220v) charging cable!  You can plug in anywhere, not just at a special charging station.  Edison and Tesla would approve.

You get all the benefits of electrification without any of the negatives, those being loss of cabin space, loss of versatility, and the need to be tethered within range of a charging station as in our competition.

If you are looking to experience what the all-new XC90 has to offer, you will be able to do so this Spring at Don Beyer Volvo.  Slide in today to learn more.

Volvo Out to Save the Cyclists

 

Here at Don Beyer Volvo, we know that our customers are not only interested in the luxury and safety and style of our Volvo vehicles, but in the safety of others. Many of them live an active lifestyle, including cycling. They want to be safe when doing that, too, and Volvo has a solution.

It is called LifePaint, and it is used for bikes and bike riders. They can spray it on them, their bikes, backpacks, and helmets, and you won’t see it during the day, but at night, it lights up to act as reflective gear, and that will ensure drivers see you when both are sharing the road.

It is another way Volvo is always innovating, and proving it isn’t always about the cars they make, when they say they have a goal of an accident-free society.

If you’d like to learn more about our new Volvos vehicles here in, stop in and see us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and arrange test drives.

Introducing Clear Price – Part of the new Beyer Experience.

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Clear Price is a transparent, hassle free experience. We will walk you through, step by step. This is the way car buying process SHOULD be:

  • Helping you find the perfect car for your needs and budget
  • Test driving as many cars as you like
  • Giving you a fair and understandable appraisal of your trade-in vehicle
  • Discussing financing and leasing options with you, explaining the benefits of each
  • Providing service departments that focus on customer satisfaction, so you feel welcome here long after you purchase your car

We don’t inflate prices by adding pinstripes, window tint, and door edge guards to every car. If you want to add those items, we can certainly do that, but we promise not to charge you an additional $900, like some dealers.

We don’t load our offers with discounts for which you may not qualify. We don’t assume you qualify for EVERY possible manufacturer incentive when we quote you a price (we realize not everyone is a college student, in the military, and already owns a Volvo). Our pricing is truly transparent.

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