Sime Darby Motors Premieres Expansive Four-Storey Ubi Flagship Building in Singapore

(From left) Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors in Southeast Asia, Andrew Basham, Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors, Jean-Philippe Parain, Senior Vice-President Sales Regions ASIA Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa of BMW Group and Lars Nielsen, Managing Director of BMW Group.

SINGAPORE, 7 DECEMBER 2023 – Under legacy brand Sime Darby Berhad, Sime Darby Motors (SDM) elevates its presence in Singapore by launching its new state-of-the-art flagship building in Ubi. This latest milestone marks another significant achievement for the Motors Division and reaffirms its longstanding leadership within the region’s automotive industry.

The impressive four-storey building ushers in a new era of the customer journey supported by innovation and digitalisation to further enhance pre-owned car purchases and address customers’ unique needs and wants through its extensive selection of cars. In providing a seamless and trustworthy customer experience, SDM’s certified sales and aftersales teams ensure that customers receive expert guidance during their purchasing and ownership journeys.

The SDM experience

The flagship building caters to various aspects of the SDM experience, providing a comprehensive and convenient space for customers to explore and make informed decisions. On the first floor, customers can find Sime Darby Auto Selection (SDAS) and Performance Premium Selection Limited’s (PPSL) showrooms with their dedicated lounge areas and BMW Motorrad’s display of bikes. 

Notably, the second floor holds more than 60 pre-owned cars, making it one of Singapore’s largest and most comprehensive pre-owned dealerships. SDAS further elevates the customer experience on the same floor with a private delivery suite, 360-degree car photo studio, an final  quality control and polishing area to ensure cars are thoroughly checked before delivery. The consecutive floor above encompasses workshops for the servicing and repairs of cars and bikes, to create a comprehensive delivery of automotive excellence and customer-centric services. 

As part of SDM’s digitalisation strategy, customers can expect a seamless omnichannel journey that delivers easy online purchasing, loan application, selection of preferred delivery date and more by 2024.

Aside from the retail aspect of the building, a centralised quotation team is also on standby for those interested in selling their cars. These experienced purchasers are equipped with innovative valuation processes and technology to help sellers receive instantaneous and fair market quotes for their vehicles in just one visit.

Certified vehicles for peace of mind

PPSL is a subsidiary of SDM and the sole authorised Certified Pre-owned BMW dealership under the BMW Premium Selection (BPS) programme, carrying the most comprehensive range of Certified pre-owned BMWs and pre-owned BMWs. To be certified under the BPS programme, pre-owned BMW cars must undergo rigorous 360-degree inspections and be tagged with a 12-month warranty by BMW to ensure peace of mind for every customer. Each vehicle is comprehensively examined for its quality and is only put on sale should it meet the criteria of being below five years of age and having mileage under 120,000 kilometres.

SDAS, formerly PPSL Select, dedicates itself to providing accessible and affordable non-BMW pre-owned cars with the highest quality standards. Every vehicle at SDAS undergoes a rigorous pre-sale inspection to meet stringent criteria for safety and quality. SDAS also offers instant on-site trade-in valuations and direct selling supported by SDM’s workshops on the third level of their new flagship building.

More than just cars

Flagship BMW Motorrad Showroom - Beyond offering a wide range of cars, Ubi will also serve as the exclusive home for BMW Motorrad, the distinguished motorcycle brand and division of BMW. The purpose-built showroom is designed to showcase up to 18 BMW Motorrad bikes in a captivating display area, featuring a dedicated heritage showcase section, aftersales service receptions, and a parts counter complete with an accessories display. Envisioned as the pulsating heart of the BMW Motorrad community in Singapore, the showroom is a dynamic hub where motorcycle enthusiasts can gather to shop, socialise, and share their passion.

Comprehensive services

The flagship building offers additional services such as vehicle leasing and specialised BMW servicing, aftersales, and repairs for all cars. These services are fulfilled by the following providers: Sime Darby Services (SDS), PML Service, and Quick Lane Service. 

Sime Darby Services (SDS) - A subsidiary of SDM in Singapore, SDS is a renowned car rental and leasing expert with over four decades of experience, offering trusted brands such as Hertz, Thrifty, and, most recently, FASST. As the Official Licensee of Hertz Singapore and the provider of flexible car subscription services through FASST, SDS has strategically extended its presence to Ubi, providing customers an additional convenient location for picking up their vehicles. This newly established office includes a customer service counter that caters to retail customers for short-term rentals from Hertz, Thrifty, FASST and BMW Access and hourly/daily rentals for Sime Darby servicing and repair customers. 

Customers interested in leasing a vehicle with SDS may select a customisable leasing package tailored to their needs for new cars, extensive leasing or retail fleet.

PML Service - Implementing a hub and spoke concept at the flagship building, PML Service is BMW’s specialised servicing provider. Fast Lane services and CitNOW personalised video presentation will be offered to further enhance overall customer experience thus delivering greater value and transparency to customers. Equipped with certified BMW technicians, this new PML Service location adds greater convenience to customers residing in Northeast Singapore – where more than 20% of BMW owners reside. 

Quick Lane Service - As Singapore’s only multi-brand service centre that provides comprehensive aftersales services and repairs, Quick Lane’s presence in the flagship building expands its presence in the East. Their services include supporting pre-owned car refurbishments, leasing fleet aftersales requirements, and serving their growing customer base of internal combustion engine (ICE) and fleet vehicles.

The Sime Darby Motors flagship building is located at 1 Ubi Road 4, Singapore 408607.

Sime Darby Berhad is a partner of choice for the world's most admired brands in the Industrial and Motors sectors. We deliver sustainable value to our stakeholders through operational excellence, high performance standards and good corporate governance. Founded in 1910, Sime Darby Berhad today has a workforce of more than 24,000 employees and a presence in 17 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region. It is listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM16.02 billion (USD3.43 billion) as at 5 December 2023.

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Sime Darby Motors is one of the leading automotive groups in Asia Pacific, representing luxury brands such as BMW, Porsche, and Jaguar to broad appeal market brands including Ford, Volvo and Volkswagen, and commercial vehicles. From importation and assembly to distribution, retail and rental, Sime Darby Motors’ operations feature state-of-the-art facilities and operate across ten regional markets, representing 30 automotive brands.

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Sime Darby Auto Selection, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors, is dedicated to providing accessible and affordable pre-owned cars while upholding the highest quality standards – with every vehicle undergoing a rigorous pre-sale inspection to meet stringent standards for safety and excellence. SDAS services include direct selling valuations, trade-in, finance, insurance, and after-sales support for all customers.

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Performance Premium Selection Limited is a distinguished automotive entity under Sime Darby Motors. It is Singapore’s sole authorised Certified Pre-owned BMW dealership under the esteemed BMW Premium Selection (BPS) programme. PPSL services include direct selling valuations, trade-ins, finance, insurance, and after-sales support for BMW customers.

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