Posts by this Author: Johnny Wright

Where to Find the Best San Antonio Pumpkin Patches

The temperatures are finally starting to drop, the leaves are changing colors, and halloween is right around the corner making way for the best time of year: FALL. If your porch, mantle, fireplace, and other areas of your home aren’t decorated with pumpkins and gourds getting you in the spirit for autumn, you still have time to find a fresh one at one of San Antonio’s many pumpkin patches! Load up the kiddos and spend the weekend picking out the roundest, wartiest pumpkins because we know all the good places in the area!


Alamo Heights United Methodist Church…

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Volvo San Antonio Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Principle Auto Group joins the campaign to bring awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Antonio. More than 220,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer each year, but thanks to generous donations, continued research, better screenings, and early detection, breast cancer death rates have been declining.

In our effort to bring more awareness to this cause, here are some facts about breast cancer:

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed…

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IIHS Awards 2018 Volvo XC60 Top Safety Pick+

It’s no surprise that Volvo just added another model to its already long lineup of safe vehicles: the newly redesigned 2018 XC60.


The Top Safety Pick+ is the highest honor given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and it’s issued when the vehicle tested scores the highest rating (which is classified as “Good”) in all five crash test evaluations, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats, as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating for the headlights evaluation.


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Volvo Acquires Luxe to Provide Concierge Service

Last month, U.S. based premium valet and concierge service, Luxe, was acquired by Volvo. This digital car app aims to offer customer experiences, such as pick-up and drop-off services, providing a new level of convenience for Volvo owners. In addition to acquiring the app, Volvo also gained Luxe’s technology and engineers as well. Luxe’s CEO and co-founder Curtis Lee is becoming VP of digital for Volvo Cars.


In a press statement, Volvo’s Chief Digital Officer, Atif Rafiq, said: “Our vision is a future in which technology simplifies life so you never have to stop at a…

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2021 XC90 Production to Take Place at S. Carolina Plant

Volvo’s newest plant in South Carolina is still under construction, but the next-generation XC90 SUV is slated to be built on its premises once building is completed.


Photo Source: Volvo Cars

Volvo’s total investment in the construction has reached $1.1 billion. They were initially building a $500 million assembly plant near Charleston, schedule to open next fall and produce the S60, a sedan currently being built in China. When production in China is phased out in 2019, the United States will become the only global source of the S60 sedan.

We originally heard that the plant was…

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Polestar Volvo Era Nears a Close

We’ve known for months that Polestar would be morphing into a stand-alone brand for high-performance electric cars, but the era is truly coming to an end and consumers can expect a major announcement from the company in October.


Photo source: Volvo Cars

Ever since June, Volvo has been keeping us on our toes about what to expect from the now-independent Polestar brand. Via a bittersweet post on Polestar’s Instagram page, it bids adieu to its Volvo counterpart. The association between the two dates back nearly twenty years. Polestar got its start in the 1990s as the racing team…

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Care By Volvo Subscription Service

Owning a car has never been so simple. With the debut of Volvo’s XC40 earlier this month-their first-ever compact SUV-also came the announcement of a new, revolutionized payment option.


The 2019 XC40 ushers in a new subscription service called Care By Volvo that will forever change the way cars are purchased and maintained.

Care By Volvo bundles not only vehicle cost, but also insurance payments, service fees, and taxes into one monthly fee, which theoretically makes owning a vehicle just as easy as owning a brand new smartphone. Volvo jumped at the chance to introduce this new subscription service…

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Volvo Debuts Smallest SUV

Volvo’s 2018 XC40 is third model to enter Volvo’s SUV trilogy and was unveiled in Milan today, to follow its XC90 and XC60 brothers.


(Photo source: Jalopnik)

The XC40 is Volvo’s first premium compact SUV and is the smallest in its lineup. With seating for five and ample cargo space, the XC40 may just be the answer to hopeful Volvo fans who have been hoping for a compact vehicle for a while.

From the front, the XC40 is quite different than its two older SUV siblings. With the new “Hammer of Thor” headlights and square fender, Volvo…

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Volvo Unveils 2018 V60 and S60 Polestar

By this point, Volvo fans are aware that Polestar has become one of the first brands to announce that they will go completely electric in the coming years. Knowing this, could the recently introduced 2018 V60 and S60 Polestar be the last gas powered Polestars to exist?


While the standalone Polestar is setting the stage to debut at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show, Volvo is still going to keep some focus on its latest 2018 models: the S60 and V60 Polestar. For starters, both models received additional dynamic components made of carbon fiber to boost downforce by 30%. This aims…

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Volvo’s Radically Functional 2019 XC40

Volvo fans growing impatient to get a look at the 2019 XC40 will have to continue waiting, however we are learning more about what we can expect when it finally debuts.


If you’re like us, one of our biggest complaints about car interiors is the lack of space for personal items. If you’re utilizing the cup holder with an actual cup (what a crazy thought, right?), where do you place your phone? What about loose change? Volvo hopes to address some of these concerns with the upcoming 2019 XC40. The interior of the highly-anticipated crossover SUV is something…

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