Isringhausen Imports is a big part of Springfield's historic downtown, where it's been in business since 1981. With a campus sprawling from Second and Fourth streets to Madison and Washington streets, the auto dealership and service departments occupy a large physical presence. But beyond that, the company is committed to making a solid contribution to the Springfield community by supporting Downtown Springfield, Inc and sharing business expertise to mentor start-up entrepreneurs. A $20,000 Isringhausen DRIVE Grant, created to benefit new and soon-to-open small businesses in the downtown area, was presented at this year's annual DSI dinner for the second year in a row.
Though the dealership specializes in luxury brands Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo, Isringhausen also offers a variety of preowned cars from 2013 to 2023, some starting as low as $9,900, according to sales associate Brian Mitchell. Whether a customer buys a new or used car from Isringhausen, the sales and repair staff work diligently to offer extras that ensure customer satisfaction at all levels. This includes a lifetime of complimentary car washes and priority service for all new or used vehicles that have an Isringhausen license plate frame.
As for the future of electric vehicle innovation in the auto industry, Isringhausen is raising awareness of the need to offset dependence on non-renewable energy resources by embracing new technologies. "The goal is to combine hybrids, robotics and alternative power sources to reduce the energy footprint and to ease consumer hesitation about the evolution to electric vehicles," Mitchell explained.
Recently, Isringhausen sponsored an ingenious Test Drive Towards a Cure event to raise funds for Susan G. Komen. For a number of the 40 guests, the event was the first opportunity to experience driving an electric vehicle, including the Volvo C40 compact SUV vehicle, a BMW i4 M50 sports sedan, or a Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV. The event raised more than $5,000 in donations.