On September 24, Capital Volvo Cars of Albany celebrated the grand opening of its new dealership in Colonie. Volvo Cars USA President & CEO Anders Gustafsson, Capital Luxury Cars and Friendly Auto Group President and CEO Eric Kahn, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, and Colonie Mayor Tom Tobin led the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mike Corey, Regional Director of Business Development for LeChase in Schenectady, emceed the event, which LeChase President Will Mack also attended.
Gustaffsson said: “We (Volvo) applaud our retailers that invest in our beautiful brand and join us on our transformational journey. Congratulations to the entire team at Capital Volvo Cars of Albany on their investment in our collective future in one of our most important markets.”
LeChase was the construction manager for the new 19,261-SF dealership. The state-of-the-art facility includes a five-vehicle showroom and fifteen bay shop. Reflecting Volvo’s leadership in electrification and sustainability, it also includes eight electric charging stations with the infrastructure to add more.
“Similar to when Volvo took a leadership role in safety years ago, Volvo is taking a leadership position in electrification and sustainability through Volvo Recharge, a full line of hybrid or electric offerings,” Kahn said. “Now consumers can experience luxury recharge technology and get the excellent ownership experience offered by the Volvo dealership network.”
Cotler Architecture designed the project. Hershberg and Hershberg provided site engineering services.
PHOTOS: Top left – The dealership, set up for the outdoor ceremony; Top right – Mike Corey at the podium;
Bottom -Anders Gustafsson and Eric Kahn (l-r, with scissors) cut the ribbon to formally open the facility.