Volvo was co-founded in 1927, by Assar Gabrielsson. He is credited with setting the vision for the brand which can be best summed up in his quote; "Cars are driven by people. The guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain safety." Protecting the people inside and out of the car is the foundation behind all their decisions. This week's announcement, of selling only electric cars by 2030 and offering and online platform for shopping, is another example of their commitment. 

Our family has been a Volvo retailer in Connecticut for over 50 years and have tremendous respect for the people at Volvo, our employees, and the customers we serve. Throughout our experience as a Volvo retailer, we have valued the close partnership with the manufacturer and view it as a key component to delivering Volvo's promise to consumers.

Volvo's concern for passenger safety, environmental safety, and enhancing the consumer journey is facilitated through a strong relationship with their retail network. Volvo understands that to deliver on their promise of a vehicle designed around the customer, only happens when well informed and trained people can prepare, repair, accessorize and most importantly demonstrate and explain the benefits of their brand. At both Gengras Volvo stores on Connecticut, we are incredibly fortunate to have some of the most talented employees in the United States working on behalf of the Volvo consumer. Many of our people have been recognized nationally. The brands evolution to all electric and providing an online resource for consumer research and purchase is another important step to be the most caring people focused brand on the planet. Gengras proudly supports Volvo and is excited about our next 50 years partnering with Volvo focusing on people and their safety.


Chip and Jonathan Gengras


Gengras Volvo

540 Connecticut Blvd
Directions East Hartford, CT 06108

  • Sales: (860) 838-8562
  • Service: (860) 838-8563
  • Parts: (860) 838-8564


  • Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday last Sunday 11:00-4:00