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Our Dealership

Welcome to Jim Hudson Lexus, Columbia.

At Jim Hudson Lexus - Columbia, it’s our mission to provide our customers luxury cars from Lexus.  From unparalleled customer service to world-class quality, we implement our high standards every day to meet your high expectations as customers by selling the finest new and pre owned Lexus cars ever built.  As a certified Elite of Lexus dealer in Columbia, we go above and beyond to implement our expertise and experience to assist your every need.

Our new state of the art dealership aims to serve our customers in a quicker and more efficient manner. We offer a wide range of luxuries:

-Relax in our customer lounge; watch TV on our 60 inch flat screen, or read a magazine on the other side of the lounge by the waterfall.

-Indulge in our baked goods or snacks; have a cup of coffee or tea from our Keurig coffee maker. We have a fully stocked fridge ready for you with cold water, soft drinks and juices.

-Watch your car being repaired from our service viewing area.

-No need to worry about entertaining your kids- they have their own waiting room. With kid friendly programs always showing, to a wide range of children’s books and play table, they’ll have plenty to do.

-Our business center provides a quiet area where you can work on your lap top, or use one of our computers. Connect easily to our WI-FI anywhere in our building.

-Shop our Lexus merchandise displayed in the customer lounge: t-shirts, coffee mugs, reusable water bottles, polo’s, Lexus key chains and much more! See Chris at the parts counter for assistance.

-With a fleet 50 loaners, you won’t have to wait on long repairs. Run your errands or get back to work, and we’ll call you when your vehicle is ready!

-Flying out of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport? Let us take you. Our airport shuttle driver Howard will be happy to pick you up from home and from the airport when you return. Please call Nina Roberts for more details, 803.754.9500.

-Visit our showroom- with new Lexus models arriving daily; you’ll want to see the new 2015’s available with Lexus Enform! Our receptionist Kristina will be happy to assist you with anything you may need.  Our staff of 12 sales consultants and three sales managers will always be available to help you.

Another Year, Even Greater Commitment

Every year, the Jim Hudson Automotive Group holds a sales race to sell 2000 vehicles and raise $100,000 to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. This year, we managed to contribute even more by donating $200,000 to feed 1 MILLION less fortunate people here in the Midlands, and we couldn't have done it without the commitment of our employees, friends, families, and most importantly, our loyal customers. Thank you for helping make the Jim Hudson 2000 Sales Race such an immense success for our community!

Oliver Gospel Mission 2015

WIS reports as Jim Hudson donates land and matches contributions for a new shelter for South Carolina's abused women and children.

Harvest Hope 2014

Once again, our Jim Hudson 2000 event has allowed us to donate $100,000 to Harvest Hope Food Bank to help provide meals to our South Carolina families in need. Thank you to every customer and employee involved in making this partnership so successful each year!


Jim Hudson Awarded Order of the Palmetto

(L to R) Gov. Nikki R. Haley, Sybil and Jim Hudson/ Photo by Clark Berry Photography

Jim Hudson, founder and principal of Jim Hudson Automotive Group, has been presented with the Order of the Palmetto by Gov. Nikki R. Haley. “On behalf of the people of South Carolina, I am pleased to award Jim Hudson the Order of the Palmetto – our state’s highest civilian honor. This award is in recognition of his extraordinary work and dedication to the citizens of our state,” says Gov. Haley. 

The Order of the Palmetto, first awarded in 1971, is considered to be the highest civilian honor and recognizes a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the State of South Carolina. Past recipients have included singer James Brown, author Pat Conroy, tap dancer Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates, Civil Rights activist Septima Clark, and many others including past governors. 

A native of Turkey, N.C., Jim moved to Columbia in 1961, where he successfully built a portfolio of automotive dealerships known today as Jim Hudson Automotive Group. His dedication to customer satisfaction is indisputable. For ten consecutive years, his Columbia Lexus dealership has ranked number one or two in the nation for customer satisfaction. Hudson’s consistently high customer service rating was a major factor in Toyota’s selection process when it came time to award another dealership in Columbia.

Jim’s dealerships have received many awards, including the Lexus Elite highest honors for the past 10 years, the President’s Award highest honors for Toyota, and Cadillac Buick GMC highest award for Excellence.Automotive News recognized Jim Hudson Automotive Group as one of the top 125 dealership groups in the United States.

Jim has been active in industry organizations and has been an automobile dealer spokesman for political issues in South Carolina and in Washington, D.C. In 2008, he was the Chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association and lobbied in Washington for import dealers throughout the United States. Jim continues to be involved in lobbying on the behalf of small businesses not only in South Carolina, but nationwide.

Jim also has served on several dealer council boards for his franchises, advertising boards, SCADA (past president) and other state associations. He has received the Rotary Foundation President’s Award and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He has served as a member of the Chamber of Commerce board, Cultural Council board and Rotary Club. He has also served as a sponsor for such charities as Sunshine for Children, the Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, the Salvation Army and Woodyard Fund, the Oliver Gospel Mission, Meals on Wheels, Harvest Hope and the Boy Scouts of America Indian Waters Council.

Jim works with the state’s community colleges on automotive training and funds scholarships for high school seniors. He has been awarded number one new car dealer in South Carolina and voted number one by The State newspaper for the past 10 years. He has been featured in Time Magazine three different times and most recently in the September 2008 issue as the Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year. He has been awarded Motor Trend Quality Dealer of the Year and is listed in the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Jim’s commitment to his community has been demonstrated through acts of kindness in providing numerous cars and trucks to countless of families in need.

As a devoted Christian businessman, Jim is keenly aware of life’s trials and tribulations. That’s why Hudson Automotive Group has partnered with Corporate Chaplains of America to administer to the needs and fellowship on a voluntary basis to more than 500 employees at all his stores. All employees have access to a minister on a moment’s notice, a service that will always remain personal and confidential.


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