indiGO’s Porsche St. Louis Named Single Point Porsche Franchise in
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Todd Blue, Chairman and CEO of Houston-based indiGO Auto Group with
award-winning dealerships in Houston, Texas and Rancho Mirage,
California, announced today that indiGO Auto Group purchased Plaza
Porsche located at 11830 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, Missouri, from
Asbury Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: ABG). This is the second St. Louis
Porsche franchise Mr. Blue’s company has acquired in less than four
months, and the fourth Porsche franchise acquisition for the five year
St. Louis’ Parktown Porsche was purchased by indiGO Auto Group on May 4,
2015, and opened its doors on July 1, 2015 as Porsche St. Louis Central.
Both Porsche St. Louis Central and Plaza Porsche have now been
consolidated under one roof as Porsche St. Louis, the only
factory authorized Porsche franchised dealership in the St. Louis area.
The dealership is located at 9710 Manchester Road, St. Louis, Missouri.
James Drake, a luxury automotive veteran and St. Louis native, is
serving as General Manager.
Mr. Blue stated, “The opportunity to purchase the former Parktown
Porsche, the former Plaza Porsche and consolidate them into one
dealership – Porsche St. Louis – is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for
Porsche, indiGO Auto Group, and for the St. Louis community. For over 20
years Porsche Cars North America has had a desire to provide St. Louis
one of the finest Porsche dealerships in the United States. This
consolidation will allow indiGO Auto Group to build a facility for
Porsche St. Louis which rivals any Porsche dealership in the United
indiGO Auto Group renovated the former Exotic Motors Midwest building
and on July 1, 2015 revealed a beautiful, modern Porsche facility to
serve as the temporary location for Porsche St. Louis. This
provides a centralized, convenient location for customers in Creve
Coeur, Ladue, Clayton, Chesterfield and all of Metropolitan St. Louis.
indiGO Auto Group will construct a future state-of-the-art Generation IV
Porsche facility within the next 18 months.
Blue added, “With close to 2.8 million people in the metropolitan area,
Porsche will now have proper representation for the pent up demand for
the Porsche brand in St. Louis. St. Louis is a Porsche town. With
Porsche selling the 911, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, Macan and
models soon to be announced, St. Louis is in for a treat with the new Porsche
St. Louis dealership.”
indiGO Auto Group has dealerships in three states (California, Texas and
Missouri) and represents ten world-class automotive brands including
Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Land Rover, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati,
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Aston Martin and McLaren.
In 2010, indiGO Auto Group acquired its first new car franchise with the
purchase of Porsche of North Houston. Since that time, Porsche of North
Houston has been the fastest growing Porsche dealership in the United
States. The company’s second Porsche dealership, Porsche of Rancho
Mirage, is located in Rancho Mirage, California and has had the highest
percentage growth rate in the United States since being acquired by the
indiGO Auto Group in 2013. indiGO has earned both global and national
awards, including Porsche’s highest honor of being recognized as a
four-time Porsche Premier Dealer in 2015.
Mr. Blue currently serves on the Porsche Board of Regents which
represents Porsche dealers nationwide. As a hands-on Dealer Principal in
every community where he does business, Mr. Blue is very clear when
describing his five organizational certainties and he does so with
commitment. “We prioritize continuous improvement, we passionately honor
the heritage of the brands we represent, we maintain a consciousness for
uniqueness and authenticity, we expect to exceed customer expectations,
we embrace change and we work passionately to enlighten and activate
customer ownership. It’s what we’re committed to every single day.”
For more information on Todd Blue, indiGO Auto Group, or Porsche St.
Louis, visit www.indiGOautogroup.com.
About indiGO Auto Group:
The indiGO Auto Group represents ten franchised dealerships in three US
Markets including Houston, TX, Rancho Mirage, CA. and St. Louis, MO.
Porsche of North Houston is a top 15 Porsche dealership in the nation
and the only Porsche Premier Dealership in Houston, TX. Lamborghini
Houston has been a top five best-selling Lamborghini retailer in the
United States for many years. indiGO’s Desert European Motorcars campus
in Rancho Mirage, CA is comprised of nine luxury brands including
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover,
Porsche, Audi, Maserati and McLaren. The company opened Porsche St.
Louis in August 2015. indiGO was recently awarded the Rolls-Royce Motor
Cars 2015 Global Provenance Dealer of the Year award, The Pride of
Jaguar award for retailer excellence and named Porsche Premier Dealer
for the fourth time.
Emily Trogdon, 843-377-8450