ABOUT BOB PENKHUS VOLVO CARS IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

A BRIEF GLANCE AT THE PAST

The Penkhus Motor Company that you see today had its humble beginning back in 1951 when  Robert N. Penkhus moved his young family from Ames, Iowa, and opened a small used car operation in Colorado Springs. New cars were added to the operation on Pikes Peak Avenue in 1957 when the Company became one of the ten dealers in the United States to obtain a Volvo Franchise. In 1972 the Volvo Franchise was moved to a fledgling area of Colorado Springs called Motor City.

The combination of a quality product and a reputation for excellent customer service assured continued growth, including the addition of a Mazda franchise, in October 1972, at the Pikes Peak Avenue location. In 1975, Mazda joined Volvo in Motor City to increase productivity and to better serve our customers.

Mr. Penkhus' son, Robert A. Penkhus ("Bob"), was a "permanent fixture" around the dealership from an early age, so it was natural that he would join his father in the business upon his graduation from the University of Denver. Bob Penkhus gradually assumed responsibility for all aspects of dealership operations and in 1977, became President of Penkhus Motor Company. Mr. Penkhus' concerns for his customers and employees, coupled with his enthusiasm for our products, have resulted in continued success and growth. Development of a new car display area along Interstate 25 in 1987 was followed one year later by a major service and parts expansion project in which we added fourteen mechanical and detail service stalls, doubled the parts area, and built an enclosed customer service area. In the spring of 1999 our growth continued with the opening of our second Select Certified location and a Domestic and Import Service Center on Austin Bluffs Parkway.

With the growth of Colorado Springs, Penkhus Motor Company wanted to ensure that it was meeting customer needs. In 2004 Penkhus Motor Company remodeled its Motor City location including constructing a new showroom and making other improvements at the Motor City location. In 2006 Penkhus Motor Company constructed a new facility at Woodman and Powers, which is the Bob Penkhus Mazda at Powers store.

In 2009 Penkhus Motor Company acquired a Volkswagen franchise and opened the Volkswagen franchise at the Motor City Drive location. In 2012 Penkhus Motor Company acquired the Mitsubishi franchise which is now located next to our flagship dealership in Motor City.  Bob Penkhus Mitsubishi sells new and used vehicles and offers service and parts out of their new dealership at 1115 Motor City Drive.

As a result of our commitment to excellence, Bob Penkhus Mazda is the Number 1 volume dealer in the Gulf region with high customer satisfaction levels.

Our continued success and growth requires each of our employees to possess a commitment to excellence toward each of our customers. Our Penkhus Motor Company team, which now consists of 3 dealerships and over 140 employees, strive daily to meet all Penkhus Motor Company standards and goals in order to ensure future growth and success. 2017 marked our dealerships 60th Anniversary and we are proud of this accomplishment and very thankful to the many customer's that have trusted us with their business for the past 60 years!  We are truly looking forward to another 60!

Timeline of Events

1957     Robert N. Penkhus opens Volvo store at 444 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

1972    Volvo store moves to Motor City, an up-and-coming area of Colorado Springs

1973    Pikes Peak Avenue store adds Mazda, exciting new cars from Japan, to product line

1973     Penkhus Motor Company becomes Bob Penkhus Motor Company.

1975    Motor City location adds Volvo and Mazda cars to  help increase productivity.

1987    New car display area created along Interstate 25.

1988    Major service and parts expansion project adds 14 mechanical and detail service
           stalls, doubles the parts area, and builds an enclosed customer service area.

1999    Domestic and Import Service Ctr and second Select Certified location opened at
           Austin Bluffs.

2003    Motor City main dealership renovations begin.

2003    Penkhus' fourth facility, the "Corner Lot," is opened at the corner of Tejon St. and
           offers
Used.

2006    "Woodmen Powers" northeast facility is constructed and sells new Mazda vehicles as
           well as several hundred pre-owned cars.

2007    The "Corner Lot" combines with the Motor City location.

2009    Bob Penkhus adds Volkswagen to its Motor City location.

2012    Bob Penkhus adds the Mitsubishi brand to its Austin Bluffs location.

2016    Bob Penkhus is one of 50 dealers nominated for the Time Dealer of the Year award!

2016    Bob Penkhus Mitsubishi celebrates their Grand Opening move to Motor City

2017    Bob Penkhus dealerships celebrate their 60th anniversary, serving Southern CO since
           1957!


 
 



Why Choose Bob Penkhus Volvo?

Aside from our over 60 years of experience selling Volvo vehicles, our team is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your time with us is enjoyable. Whether you're looking for a new luxury sedan for Woodland Park, like the Volvo S60, or maybe something larger for the family in Monument, CO like a new Volvo XC90, we have the selection you need. These luxury vehicles are like no other, and we strive every day to make your experience with us, like no other.

Volvo cars and SUVs have been on the cutting edge of new vehicle technology since the beginning. Seamlessly providing comforts, entertainment, and performance for every driver from Fort Carson to the Air Force Academy. Each time you sit inside any of our models, you'll be transported to a place of refined comfort and luxury. The soft-touch features and modern design details, you'll love how comfortable it feels. Each new Volvo comes packed with standard and available safety features, like Blind-Spot Information System, 360-degree surround view camera, Pilot Assist, and much more. With more safety features than any other brand, Volvo leads the way.

Come see us today in Colorado Springs to test drive a new Volvo car, SUV, or wagon today to experience for yourself the luxury and performance offered by every model. Our expert team will help you through the entire process, from financing to trim levels and more. We'll ensure that you feel confident in your choice when you shop with Bob Penkhus Volvo.

Contact Info

Bob Penkhus Volvo Cars

1101 Motor City Drive
Directions Colorado Springs, CO 80905

  • Sales: (719) 473-4100
  • Service: (719) 473-4711
  • Parts: (719) 457-7235

Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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Bob Penkhus Volvo Cars
1101 Motor City Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 473-4100
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