Luxury Car Market: The Key Factor In China Is A Nonstarter In The U.s. – Forbes

More luxury cars for Hampton Roads? Not so fast. | |

But behind the images of grandeur is something peculiar in a country thats 7,000 some miles away from America. An Audi A6 in China with its windows tinted in black. From Wikimedia Commons. Thanks to the Chinese government, Audi has become an icon of power.
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Running luxury car dealerships, like Mercedes of Jackson, comes naturally to Trudy Higginbotham Moody ยป Mississippi Business JournalMississippi Business Journal

Sources in the auto biz told The Pilot on Friday that theyve heard no scuttlebutt on the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce or Tesla scouting for a local site. All have stores in the Washington and Raleigh-Greensboro, N.C., areas that draw occasional big spenders from Hampton Roads. Last week, Charles Barker Automotive of Virginia Beach announced that it had landed a Maserati franchise and will begin selling the Italian sports cars as early as June1. But Maserati, unlike other high-line brethren who arent in Hampton Roads, has set out to aggressively expand sales.
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An Audi A6 in China with its windows tinted in black. From Wikimedia Commons.

We continually win the Best of the Best Award from Mercedes, which goes to the top 30 dealers in the country. With Porsche, we have consistently won their Premier Dealer Award, which recognizes the top 20 dealers in the country. Moody is also excited about being chosen to expand Mercedes-Benz in the Memphis market. The dealership at 4651 S. Houston Levee Road located at Carriage Crossing in Collierville, Tenn, that opened recently will service north Mississippi counties, as well as the Memphis area. The new dealership has a service and parts department with 27 service bays, a 16,000-square-foot showroom with a lounge area, gift shop, childrens playroom, a full-service automated carwash and even a fitness center.
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