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It’s Electrifying!

Volvo is always striving to be at the forefront. While they are already known for their giant leaps in safety, they’re looking to be leaders in quite a few different aspects. 2025’s focus? Electrified vehicles– one-million of them.

In its 2015 Sustainability Report, Volvo has outlined its goals to have one-million electrified cars by 2025 (alongside its goal to: impose climate neutral operations by 2025, move forward to zero deaths and serious injury in a Volvo by 2020, have 35% of its leading positions held by women by 2020, and to work with international partners to advocate sustainability). Among the one-million electrified cars, they are pledging to have a fully electric vehicle by 2019 (not too long from now).

In efforts to fulfill the one-million electrified vehicles, Volvo is looking to offer two hybrid versions of each model, and has been working on the readying process for the past five years with two newly developed vehicle architectures (Scalable Product Architecture and Compact Modular Architecture) that can integrate hybrid or electric car technology.

“The new commitment has been christened ‘omtanke’, which is a Swedish word that means ‘consideration’ or ‘caring’.”

Volvo’s commitment to sustainability reaches beyond the wheel, and into our everyday lives– they are working to reduce the negative impact of the business to bring positive change from improved environmental impact and social growth as a company, and within society.

Volvo currently offers the XC90 T8, which is the plug-in hybrid version of the award-winning luxurious 2016 XC90.

Check out our inventory of XC90’s below.



Source: Volvo Cars Announces New Target of 1 Million Electrified Cars Sold by 2025

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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.

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

This Just In…Volvo Cars Buys 100% Of Polestar

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Volvo Cars has acquired Polestar, the Swedish high performance car company, including the Polestar brand. Polestar will now be used as the model name for special high performance Volvos.

What is Polestar?

Think of it like this: Polestar is to Volvo what M class is to BMW. Polestar has a long standing partnership with Volvo. Since its inception in 1996, Polestar has used Volvo cars as the primary brand for their racing vehicles. With several championships under their belts, Volvo has continued being Polestars number one racing choice. Beyond its racing team, Polestar has been essential in the optimization of Volvo engines, and development of its limited edition performance models and prototypes.

Where can I get Polestar?

Don Beyer Volvo Falls Church is the only Polestar dealer in the region.

Polestar will also in future utilize Volvo’s twin engine electrification technology to develop next generation performance cars.

Volvo is the largest manufacturer of plug in hybrid cars in Europe and leader in advanced vehicle electrification technology. Volvo currently develops and manufactures some of the most powerful, most environmentally-friendly hybrid engines in the automotive industry.

Volvo and Polestar share a long history. They have been working in motor sport since 1996 and in recent years signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop Polestar versions of Volvo cars that combine a comfortable Volvo 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 for our high performance cars,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.

In 2015, Volvo expects to sell 750 Polestar versions of the V60 wagon and S60 sedan globally. Polestar sales are forecast to increase to between 1,000 and 1,500 cars a year in the medium term under Volvo’s ownership.

The Polestar brand is already firmly established internationally through the sale of Polestar-branded Volvos. Volvo will also benefit from the sale of aftermarket Polestar performance optimization kits for existing Volvos.

No financial details of the deal have been disclosed. Existing Polestar Performance employees will become Volvo employees.

The Polestar racing team will remain under the control of Christian Dahl, the former owner of Polestar, and will be renamed. The Polestar brand will continue to work alongside 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.

Click here to learn more about Polestar

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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?

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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6 things you didn’t know about Don Beyer Volvo

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  • Locations all over Northern Virginia
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