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    Sewells Group is a global consulting and outsourcing firm which specialises in the automotive retail industry.

    We operate across the Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East regions.  We are in the business of improving the performance of individuals and organisations engaged in automotive retail. Our in-depth subject matter expertise in this area and our deep engagements with many leading automotive brands make us a leader in our business.

     
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      Sewells Group MRA model is a high level financial and performance analysis model which is used to analyse automotive retail performance and to guide strategic decision making.

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      Sewells Group MRA Performance Model App is designed to support dealer management teams as they assess and interpret high level financial results, anywhere, anytime.

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      A fully integrated, secure web based data collection, analysis management tool designed exclusively for the retail automotive market and has proven its capability & capacity.

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      Dealers require meaningful financial information in order to make informed strategic decisions in their businesses, and to better achieve the BM model.

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      The key to meaningful training and development interventions is the effective identification of training and development needs.

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      Developing integrated learning pathways enables learners to understand the road to competence and to plan their development requirements appropriately.

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      All motor dealers face the challenge of retaining and developing effective management and staff to allow them and the business to grow.

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    • MG Officially Launches in Thailand
      Thursday 3rd April 2014  01:54pm
      Ms. Tasana Piriyaprut, vice president and acting president of Thailand Automotive Institute attended the opening ceremony of ‘MG’, one of the leading British automotive brand with a long history ...
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    • Top Awards for Ford in Car Magazine Top 12
      Thursday 3rd April 2014  01:40pm
      CAR magazine has revealed its Top 12 Best Buys for 2014 and Ford has walked away with a number of accolades. Among the most prestigious of the awards, Ford was named the Company of the Year by the ...
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    • Car Sales in Indonesia Expected to Rise in 2014 amid Political Elections
      Wednesday 19th March 2014  10:26am
      Supported by legislative and presidential elections, car sales in Indonesia are expected to grow between five and ten percent to 1.30 million total vehicles in 2014. These elections are estimated to boost the ...
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    • China Passenger Vehicle Market Review for February & Market Estimation for March
      Wednesday 19th March 2014  10:22am
      This year Spring Festival fell on Jan. 31, but the days off for statutory holidays in lieu of the working days were all in February, together with the 3 days’ stagnant period after the Spring Festival ...
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    • Passenger Vehicle Market Review for January & Market Outlook for February
      Monday 24th February 2014  02:10pm
      The sales data hidden by OEMs in the previous year began to reveal itself in January, resulting in the wholesale sales volume statistics of this month much higher than the output, along with the factors ...
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    MG Officially Launches in Thailand
    Thursday 3rd April 2014  01:54pm

    Ms. Tasana Piriyaprut, vice president and acting president of Thailand Automotive Institute attended the opening ceremony of ‘MG’, one of the leading British automotive brand with a long history of over 90 years which is returning to the market and announce an official launch in Thailand’s market under the operation of SAIC Motor–CP Co., Ltd. and MG Sales (Thailand), a manufacturer and distributer. Also launched at the ceremony was MG6, the first model to be launched in Thai market which will convey to everyone the ‘Passion Drives’ experience and represent the image and passion of British sports car in 35th Bangkok International Motor Show at Challenger Hall 2, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, A15 booth, from March 26 – April 6, 2014.


    Top Awards for Ford in Car Magazine Top 12
    Thursday 3rd April 2014  01:40pm

    CAR magazine has revealed its Top 12 Best Buys for 2014 and Ford has walked away with a number of accolades. Among the most prestigious of the awards, Ford was named the Company of the Year by the respected South African publication.

    Ford also walked away with a number of product accolades. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine found in the Fiesta and the EcoSport took top honours as the Engine of the Year having already been named the International Engine of the Year by a panel of automotive journalists from Europe in 2012 and 2103.

    The much lauded Fiesta ST was named the Best Hot Hatch while the Tourneo Custom was named the Best Large MPV by the publication. The new Ford EcoSport emerged as the people’s favourite in the Light SUV /Crossover segment taking the title of the Readers’ Choice.

    “We are thrilled to receive such high praise from the much-respected team at CAR magazine but also from the readers of the long-running publication,” said Ford Marketing Manager Gavin Golightly.

    Ford walked away with two further awards: the Kuga taking the number one slot in the Compact SUV/ Crossover category and the Ranger taking the honours in the Double Cab Bakkie category for the third year running. The Figo placed third in the Budget Car category while the EcoSport also took third place in its category. The Fiesta, Focus hatchback and Focus Sedan all received mentions as cars to consider.

    “These awards demonstrate the growing appeal of Ford’s continually expanding line-up of cars. Ford sales grew an incredible 39.3% in 2013 off the back of a spate of new model introductions. The new Fiesta, Transit and Tourneo, Fiesta ST, Kuga and EcoSport all made their way into showrooms across the country during 2013 and we are pleased to see that they have been so well embraced,” concluded Golightly. 

    CAR’s 2014 instalment of its annual Top 12 best buys will be the 15th time the magazine has published its list of top candidates in the local automotive industry. The CAR team’s overall selections will be unveiled in the March 2014 issue, which went on sale from Monday, 24 February. 


    Car Sales in Indonesia Expected to Rise in 2014 amid Political Elections
    Wednesday 19th March 2014  10:26am

    Supported by legislative and presidential elections, car sales in Indonesia are expected to grow between five and ten percent to 1.30 million total vehicles in 2014. These elections are estimated to boost the domestic money flow due to increased economic activity in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Consumption goods such as cars and food & beverage products are expected to feel the impact of this development and may offset the negative impact brought on by the weak rupiah, high inflation and the high interest rate environment.

    But despite these matters, car sales are expected to increase (or at least remain stable) in 2014 due to the influence of the elections in Indonesia. Prior to - and during - these elections, about IDR 44 trillion (USD $3.6 billion) of funds is expected to flow on the domestic market (amid campaigns of the political parties), part of which will be used to buy cars.

    In 2013, Indonesia's car sales increased 10 percent to 1,226,199 car units from 1,116,230 in 2012. Although the weakening rupiah and higher BI rate also formed a problem last year, car sales were supported by the introduction of the low cost green car (LCGC), which has a price tag of around IDR 100 million (USD $8,196), on the Indonesian market. Car sales are generally a good indicator of the state of the economy (and consumer confidence) as economic growth and car sales tend to go hand in hand.

     Month

    Sold Cars

    2012

    Sold Cars

    2013

    January

    76,427

    96,719

    February

    86,486

    103,279

     March

    87,917

    95,996

     April

    87,144

    102,257

     May

    95,541

    99,702

     June

    101,746

    104,278

     July

    102,511

    112,183

     August

    76,445

    77,962

     September

    102,100

    115,974

     October

    106,754

    112,039

     November

    103,703

    111,741

     December

    89,456

    94,069¹

     Total

    1,116,230

    1,226,199¹

    Preliminary figures
    Source: Gaikindo

    Indonesia's Car Sales
    (number of car units)

     

    2008

    607,805

    2009

    486,061

    2010

    764,710

    2011

    894,164

    2012

    1,116,230

    2013¹

    1,226,199

    2014²

    1,300,000

    ¹ preliminary figure
    ² future forecast
    Source: Gaikindo




    China Passenger Vehicle Market Review for February & Market Estimation for March
    Wednesday 19th March 2014  10:22am

    This year Spring Festival fell on Jan. 31, but the days off for statutory holidays in lieu of the working days were all in February, together with the 3 days’ stagnant period after the Spring Festival holiday, the beginning of the first week of Feb. saw an extreme downturn in the market. Nonetheless, the situation was slightly turning better in the following weeks, and by the end of Feb. the total sales volume had substantially surpassed that of the corresponding period of last year, which was just satisfactory. OEMs usually avoid getting products piled up in stock in February; however, since a large portion of stock had been depleted in last Dec. and this Jan., replenishment is needed for OEMs and dealers, so it was just normal to find a rise in their inventories, which also indicated a significant improvement of the OEMs’ capacity. The two new car buyers groups drove the year-on-year market growth rate to maintain a relatively high level in Feb., showing Chinese people’s eager desire to pursue modern life. The automotive industry, as a leading indicator of national economy, promises a basically steady growth rate of China’s GDP this year. 

    March is a solar month of 31 days, covering 10 days for weekends, 21 working days and no statutory holiday. The number of working days this month is the same as last March, but 4 days more than the previous month. Thanks to the upturn in the national economy, in March the narrow sense passenger vehicle market will continue the growth rate of over 10% on a year-on-year basis and even more on a month-on-month basis. Also in this month, OEMs will devote greater effort in varying degrees to promotion to seize the market; furthermore, the price-off promotions in the last month of a quarter enable dealers to purchase vehicles at low wholesale prices and be motivated to take delivery of more vehicles to enhance their economic benefit. Therefore, March tends to witness an increase in dealer inventory, which is beneficial to the OEM and the dealer in terms of both their images and economic conditions, thus forming an internal mechanism for a small climax in the passenger vehicle market in each March. 


    Passenger Vehicle Market Review for January & Market Outlook for February
    Monday 24th February 2014  02:10pm

    The sales data hidden by OEMs in the previous year began to reveal itself in January, resulting in the wholesale sales volume statistics of this month much higher than the output, along with the factors analyzed in the last month’s article, it was just unsurprisingly that the passenger vehicle market once again broke the all-time record of monthly sales volume this month. As OEMs are paying increasing attention to the sales volume at the terminal and starting to hide this data, it exceeded the wholesale sales volume this January. Statistics show a new phenomenon of a month-on-month reduction in dealers’ inventory in January which also witnessed a continuous sharp decrease in passenger vehicle export, indicating the export situation this year will still not be optimistic. Compared with last January which saw a year-on-year rise of more than 50% in the narrow sense passenger vehicle market, this January still reported a year-on-year growth of more than 10%, a manifestation of a sustained upturn in the domestic market. However, various microcar markets went on experiencing a substantial negative growth, an evidence that the trend of large-scale passenger vehicles didn’t show any sign of decline, which will make it more difficult to achieve energy conservation and emission reduction. Of all the domestic-funded enterprises, only Changan Automobile ranked among the top ten in January, demonstrating that such enterprises were still suffering from aggravating predicament. 

    February is a solar month of 28 days, covering two days for holiday, 8 days for weekends, one day off in lieu of the one work day on Jan. 26, and 17 days for work, so the number of work days this month is the least in recent years. In addition, a great many enterprises took advantage of the Spring Festival holiday to conduct facility maintenance and modification, so they extended the vacation time by incorporating a portion of the staff’s paid leave into this Spring Festival holiday to facilitate arrangement for production, which in effect made their average work days even less. In fact, OEMs tend to devote less effort to sales promotion in each January and February to set the stage for the slight-price-off promotions at the peak of the market in March, striving for a sales growth during the second mini boom of the market in a year. Since the fourth quarter of last year, two new car purchasing groups have come into being and become the main driving force of the recent market growth: one was derived from the continuous trend of panic buying in urban areas caused by the possible vehicle-purchase restrictions policy; the other originated from the fact that a rapidly increasing number of civil servants started to purchase private cars because government has been cutting down on official vehicles and strictly curbing the misuse of them. Furthermore, the variety of holidays and festivals in this month allow users ample time to select and purchase vehicles, together with the economy taking a turn for the better, the overall passenger vehicle market in February is still expected to register positive YOY growth.


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