Soave Automotive Group recognized their president, Marion Battaglia, for his outstanding leadership by the company’s own Executive Spotlight program.soave-automotive

Many customers of Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City have come to know Marion Battaglia, the President of The Soave Automotive Group. Since his appointment to the position in December 2006 he has strived to make the dealership a place where customer service is held in the highest regard and where employees are empowered to make decisions in the best interest of the customer without direct approval from their managers.

A Legacy of Leadership

A Kansas City native his whole life, Battaglia lives in Leawood with his son, Nicolas. Outside of The Soave Automotive Group, he sits on the Board of the Kansas City Motor Car Dealers, and oversees the dealership’s participation in multiple charities such as Sleepyhead Beds, Uplift, Harvesters, The Ali Kemp Foundation, Hope House, The Kansas City Art Institute, Universit of Kansas Hospital, and many more.

Mr. Battaglia brings over 35 years of experience to The Soave Automotive Group, including co-ownership of The BMW Gallery and Baron BMW-Mini-VW-MINI. He has been honored with seats on the VW Regional Advisory Council and The National BMW Dealer Board.

Representing Mercedes-Benz, smart, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, Maserati, and Sprinter, Soave Automotive customers expect the greatest in customer service every single time, a goal Marion reminds employees of every day.

Executive Spotlight is a series of biographies on the executive staff of the Soave Automotive Group, a division of Soave Enterprises that owns both Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City.

Leadership like that of Mr. Battaglia is what has made Soave Automotive Group one of the most customer friendly, premier automotive groups in the nation. Part of the Soave portfolio since 1999, the Merriam, Kansas-based dealership boasts one of the most talented sales and service teams in the industry. This team has been recognized nationally by manufacturers for consistently surpassing customers’ expectations and providing an exceptional home for their luxury brands. Together, Aristocrat’s sales associates market over 1,500 new and pre-owned vehicles per year. Just as importantly, the factory-trained service teams consistently win accolades, ensuring that Aristocrat customers remain Aristocrat customers.  The Soave Automotive Group seeks to deliver the finest in automobiles to the most discerning customers in Kansas City, all while providing exceptional customer service.

About Soave

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others.  For more information on Tony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit

Aristocrat Motors

Aristocrat Motors is Kansas City’s premier auto dealership representing the Mercedes-Benz, smart, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Maserati brands. Voted “Best Foreign Auto Dealership” by the readers of Ingram’s Magazine as well as “Best Auto Dealership” by the readers of KC Magazine, Aristocrat Motors is committed to the highest levels of customer service and is proud to be an active member of the Kansas City community for over 50 years.

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