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Volvo Looks to Their Past to Forge Future Brand Identity

Scandinavia: the "Land of the Midnight Sun", birthplace of the LEGO, and known world over for producing affordable, fashion-forward furniture. But the region has given us more than plastic building blocks and chic housewares. It also spawned a new take on automotive safety thanks to Volvo.

It has been almost one hundred years since the first Volvo vehicle rolled off of the assembly line. Company execs recognize that throughout, their identity has been largely marked…

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The e-Golf is Set to be the first All Electric Volkswagen to Hit the Road in Colorado Springs

The range of new Volkswagen models in our Bob Penkhus Automotive showroom offers all sorts of options for Colorado Springs, CO drivers to choose from. Families often go for models like the Jetta Sportwagen or even the Tiguan. Fuel conscious consumers are usually psyched about our range of TDI clean diesel vehicles, but if there's one thing we're missing, it's a little electric power. Not for long, though!

Prepare to be even…

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Mazda3 Took the Long Way to Germany for the Frankfurt Motor Show

Here in Colorado Springs, CO we have the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. All kinds of automakers soup-up their flashiest models, hire top-notch drivers, and look to take the prize at the top. We certainly won't knock the skill and performance that it requires to climb the mountain path at top speeds, but we recently came across a story about Mazda that makes the 12 and half mile trek look like a bump in…

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Should it Stay or Should it Go: Volvo Ponders Introducing the V60 to the US

Here at Bob Penkhus Automotive we've picked up on a little trend. For some reason, Americans on the whole have been a little resistant to embrace hatchbacks. We're really not sure why. After all they're sporty, super-functional, and more fuel efficient than your average SUV. Seems like a great alternative to a crossover or even a wagon, right?

Tassos Panas, head of marketing and product development at Volvo Cars of North America…

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Get Ready Colorado Springs: There's a New Volkswagen Model in the Works

It's always been our opinion that the Volkswagen Golf and the Jetta go together like peanut butter and jelly. Well, perhaps schnitzel and Hefeweizen would be a more appropriate alignment.

Regardless of which pairing you prefer, new Volkswagen fans here in Colorado Springs, CO will be psyched to learn that our favorite German automaker is taking the best of each model and combining it in an all-new wagon known as the AllTrack.

The larger?

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Mazda Makes a Little More History Courtesy of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY

You've probably heard quite a bit about the efficiency of Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY lately. As fuel economy is a growing concern among drivers here in Colorado Springs, CO and around the world, it makes sense that that consumers would pick up on its fuel-saving prowess.

However, this innovative approach to automotive design isn't just about efficiency; it's got a whole lot to do with performance, too. To prove it, the Japanese?

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Volvo Could be Coming Down with a Case of the KERS

Don't be alarmed; we're really just talking about fuel economy here. At Bob Penkhus Automotive, we certainly rate the importance of efficiency pretty highly, especially when we're making our way through traffic. It turns out that KERS can help quite a bit with that.

Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems make use of complex technology, but the takeaways are simple. By utilizing the innovation, your Volvo will reduce its fuel consumption while gaining an…

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Bob Penkhus Automotive Previews the Refreshed 2014 Mazda3

When an icon goes under the knife, the results aren't always pretty. That being said, every now and then things really work out for the best. We're not talking about Joan Rivers here; we're referring to the newly refreshed 2014 Mazda3.

After getting quite a bit of work done, the vehicle has emerged and everyone on our Bob Penkhus Automotive staff agrees: it looks better than ever.

Borrowing from its brand-mate, the?

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Volkswagen Pitches in to Help Diesel Drivers Use the Right Fuel

If you've ever accidentally pumped unleaded gasoline into a diesel vehicle, the hassle of the experience is probably just enough to ensure that you don't make that slip-up again. However, the folks in our Service Center will certainly tell you, it's a pretty common mistake to make.

Apparently, it's a bit of a widespread problem across the US where we're just used to gasoline engines. To make sure that owners…

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