MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - A new car dealership has recently opened a showroom in Okemos. Originally located in Rosemead, Ca, HJ Auto Group specializes in buying and selling used cars. The cars they work with aren't just average vehicles, they're ones with widely known names. Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Porshe, those are some of the names they deal in.
The CEO, Jack Liu, said the company moved to the area to test the waters. He believes that there's a market here for these particular types of cars. The dealerships main demographic? International students.
"I'm a car guy, so I'm trying to sell the fancy cars. Looks nicer," Liu said. "More and more international students come here, they're trying to buy the luxury cars so I think probably there's a market here."
Liu expects sales to go up in the fall, when freshmen students from Michigan State University move out of the dorms, into apartments, and start looking for vehicles that can get them to and from class.