Introducing the 2025 INFINITI QX80: Redefining Luxury and Performance

April 9th, 2024 by

In the realm of luxury SUVs, the INFINITI QX80 has always been a standout, blending opulent comfort with robust performance. Now, as we look forward to the 2025 model, INFINITI is set to raise the bar even higher with a host of upgrades and enhancements that promise to make the QX80 more luxurious, more capable,…

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My Weekend With The Jaguar F-Type

March 20th, 2024 by

I may not have been on a beach for Spring Break, but I did enjoy some sunshine in a Jaguar F-Type Convertible. When it comes to sports cars, few can match the excitement and allure of the Jaguar F-Type. From its sleek design to its powerful engine, every aspect of this vehicle is designed to…

My Weekend With The 2024 Lexus RX 350

November 2nd, 2023 by

Hey Lexus, can you teach my daughter to drive? Teaching my daughters how to drive can come with challenges and a little bit of fear. Most of which would be alleviated by all of the safety features on the 2024 Lexus RX 350. When driving the RX, it will alert you to anything you need…

My Weekend With the Chevrolet Silverado

April 20th, 2023 by

The Silverado has been a staple of the American truck market for decades, offering a reliable and durable option for drivers who need a tough and capable vehicle for work or play. This was the first time I took a full-size truck for the weekend, and while I was a little intimidated about driving it,…

Making a Difference by Driving the Distance

February 28th, 2023 by

Willis Automotive was honored to work with IMT Insurance Company’s commitment to combat human trafficking in Iowa by donating three vehicles for Hope for Justice staff members who are under-equipped while conducting services to communities in Iowa and are especially at-risk when using their family vehicles to investigate human trafficking leads in the Midwest. Thank you to…

Drive Business, Save Money with Tax Incentives at Willis Automotive

November 9th, 2022 by

Are you a business owner in the market for a vehicle update? Then, don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of the Section 179 tax incentive. Under current tax depreciation laws, your business may be eligible to immediately deduct up to 100% of the purchase price of qualifying vehicles purchased in 2022 for business use….

2022 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Willis Automotive (1997 – 2022)

September 19th, 2022 by

In 1997 Rich Willis became Dealer Principal, with controlling interest in the business from 1997 to 2000 when he became the owner of Betts Cadilac – Lexus. In June of 2002, we were awarded the HUMMER franchise, Jaguar in November, and Volvo in December, and we began construction of our 9800 Hickman Road facility. We…

2022 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Willis Automotive (1947 – 1997)

September 12th, 2022 by

In the late summer of 1947, Charles Betts Sr, a Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors as an Advertising and Merchandising Manager, went out on his own and opened Betts Cadillac in Downtown Des Moines. By 1965 Charles(Chuck) Betts Jr took over as the dealer principal, with Rich Willis joining the company in 1972…

Raise the Purse – Save the Date 2020!

October 24th, 2019 by

We always love partnering with Drake University, and had so much fun at Raise the Purse! Our very own HR Director, Liz Cumpton got the opportunity to speak at the event. Willis Automotive is proud to support the Des Moines community, and excited to announce the date for the 2020 Raise the Purse event. Drum…

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Willis Weekend – Jaguar E-PACE

October 4th, 2019 by

Hey guys!!   I am so excited to be back blogging & to top it off… this car was AMAZING! The Jaguar E-PACE is the perfect size for a small SUV & I love the way it drives! This vehicle had top of the line technology & safety features. There was plenty of room for…

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