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Hendrick Automotive Group News


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group has purchased Audi South Austin, located at 4738 South IH 35 Frontage Road, from owner Roger Beasley and Beasley Automotive. Reopened under the same name this week, the dealership is the company’s first in Austin, Texas.
Along with Audi Northlake in Charlotte, Hendrick Automotive Group now operates two Audi dealerships in the United States. The company has 137 total franchises nationally and three in Texas.
“Texas is a terrific place to live and do business, and we couldn’t be more excited about coming to Austin,” said Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Automotive Group chairman. “With easy access to Interstate 35, the dealership will continue to serve the population bases that are convenient to South Austin, one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We’re looking forward to being part of this vibrant community.”
Tom Ditzig, formerly the general manager of South Carolina’s Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston, MINI of Charleston and Volvo of Charleston, has been named the dealership’s general manager, reporting to John Desmond, Hendrick Automotive Group market area vice president.
“Long-time Audi customers can be assured they’ll continue to receive the world class-service and buying experience they expect and deserve,” Desmond said. “As a family oriented company, Hendrick Automotive Group is focused on its team members, customers and serving the South Austin community in a variety of ways. It’s also an opportunity to showcase Audi’s impressive lineup of vehicles that includes the newly redesigned Q7 coming in January, and an all-new A4 this spring.”

Audi South Austin offers 170 new and more than 80 pre-owned vehicles on site and access to more than 30,000 new and pre-owned vehicles at HendrickCars.com. Sitting on four acres, the 22,500-square-foot facility also features 17 service bays and offers numerous customer amenities such as free Wi-Fi, refreshments, a snack bar and courtesy service loaner vehicles.
Open six days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Audi South Austin employs more than 50 people. As the dealership grows, additional employment opportunities will be available for accounting, sales professionals, service technicians, business development representatives and other positions. For more information, please visit www.hendrickcareers.com.
For additional information on Audi South Austin please visit www.audisouthaustin.com. Customers also can connect through Facebook at www.facebook.com/audisouthaustin.
Encompassing 99 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is the largest privately held automotive retail organization in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company employs more than 10,000 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 14 states. For more information, please visit www.HendrickAuto.com.
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