A New Way to Lease


Stephan Franklin, Auto Show Global

Subscription Service as the new leasing option for Volvo

Volvo recently announced that it is offering a subscription based service for owners. Basically for the low price of around $600 dollars you have access to a 2019 Volvo XC40. With a 2 year commitment, your vehicle comes with insurance and maintenance, the driver responsibility will just be to pay the taxea, registration, and gas. Now I wonder how this would work in Michigan, where the insurance rates are among the highest in the country. I’m curious to know if this would be reflected in the price. Just because it starts at $600 doesn’t mean it will end there. Hopefully will learn more about the concept in the weeks to come.

View From the 2017 Los Angeles Show – Part 2


Stephan Franklin, Auto show Global

Subaru Ascent

The new 2019 Subaru Ascent is a 3-row offering, which is a switch from the traditional small offering from Subaru. Incredibly large from what Subaru customers come to expect, Subaru is riding the wave of increased growth in sales from it product line. The look of this is extremely refined compared to some of the other 3-row SUV/Crossover products from other manufacturers.

Volvo XC

Volvo introduced the new XC40, this should pair well the new subscription service that is being offered next year. The compact SUV will be loaded with safety features that Volvo customers have grown to appreciate. The all-wheel drive vehicle offers 2-tone paint along with white painted wheels, and other neat features such as convenience hooks in the interior for things like carry-out food or groceries.