By Bob Druckman
Publisher South Huntsville Neighbors
Ashley Bowens is a sales consultant at Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville. She is a native of South Huntsville and is a graduate of Grissom High School. She graduated Georgia Southern University in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design. Before joining Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville she spent several years in sales at Joseph A Banks. She truly believes in legendary customer service.
What made Mercedes-Benz so attractive to you?
Mercedes-Benz is the ultimate in the automotive industry. It’s known for its design luxury and safety. When I introduce a client to a Mercedes, I know that they are sitting in the finest vehicle the automotive industry has to offer.
What is your approach with clients?
My whole goal is to make sure that the client never feels pressured. I have a very low key approach that combines my natural friendliness, warmth and conversation. I enjoy educating the customer on all the things that their Mercedes is capable of. Helping them narrow their choices is also important. People already have their guard up when they visit a dealership. My role is to break down these stereotypes and have them leave happy as they enjoy their new Mercedes-Benz.
What is your favorite Mercedes-Benz?
I love the CLA. I love the coupe aspect; love the design and the new features. It’s fun to drive, with great handling and a powerful engine. The Infotainment system is extremely user friendly. It’s really a stylish vehicle.
What is your favorite feature? The MBUX system; it has a full panel screen and is so easy to use. The safety of a Mercedes is second to none. Its Pre-Safe system actually anticipates a collision using a network of sensors. Seat belts tighten, headrests adjust and windows close within seconds of sensing an impact. It’s pretty amazing.
What would you like the readers of South Huntsville Neighbors to know about you?
I am a South Huntsville woman, born and raised and in my heart I am just an all around Southern girl. I am very down to earth. When you come in and see me for your new Mercedes-Benz, there isn’t any pressure, you will leave happy after finding your luxury dream vehicle.