Mission

  • To provide a platform for employees to develop career satisfaction through recognition and reward.
  • To enrich stakeholder value while meeting the values of integrity, fairness and transparency.

Our Vision

  • Be the first choice in quality, service and value for all our customers.

Dealership History

Founded in July 2003 by Sean McCarthy, the SMG Group has grown significantly from its original 2 dealerships, SMG Durban and SMG Pietermaritzburg, to now include 9 dealerships.  The SMG Approved Repair Centre in Marseilles Drive, Briardene, opened in September 2006, and our state-of-the-art SMG Cape Town, situated at the entrance of the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, opened in February 2009.  In 2009 we also welcomed Hillcrest Toyota to our growing group of dealerships, and SMG South Coast opened in July 2011.  SMG Rocks, KZN’s first exclusive MINI dealership, opened in December 2012, Jaguar Land Rover Hillcrest, which opened its doors in April 2013, and the latest jewel in our crown is Land Rover Pietermaritzburg

SMG Durban is managed by Dealer Principal Trevor Meyer, and Stephen Searle heads up our bustling SMG Pietermaritzburg branch.  Our South Coast dealership is in the capable hands of Darren Staats and our funky SMG Rocks has Dealer Principal Kesin Munian at the helm.  SMG Cape Town is ably run by Mark Ross, while Warren Demmer holds the reigns at Hillcrest Toyota.  Jaguar Land Rover Hillcrest, is managed by Andrew Potgieter, and Peter Caley is Dealer Principal of our latest SMG dealership, Land Rover Pietermaritzburg.

Thanks to a great team and fantastic support from our loyal customers, we are proud to be among the top performing dealerships in the country.

SMG has been the proud recipients of BMW South Africa’s most prestigious award, Dealer of the Year, four times in the last five years.  Our commitment to service excellence is frequently recognised by our manufacturers and customers alike, and are honoured to have won the following awards:

  • Dealer of the Year (SMG South Coast)
  • Dealer of the Year on two separate occasions ( SMG Pietermaritzburg)
  • Dealer of the Year, Financial Services Dealer of the Year and Aftersales Dealer of the Year (SMG Cape Town)
  • Most Improved Repair Centre (SMG Approved Repair Centre)
  • SMG Durban is consistently among the country’s top 3 BMW dealers in terms of volume, is the highest volume dealer in KZN and was runner up to Dealer of the Year.
  • Hillcrest Toyota have been the proud recipients of Toyota South Africa’s Vice Presidents Award for the best customer satisfaction, and the Automark Pyramid of Excellence award.
  • Jaguar Land Rover Hillcrest in their brand new, state of the art dealership are the number one volume Land Rover dealer in KZN.

At SMG, perfection is a daily pursuit.  From our state of the art dealerships, to our powerful, stylish and luxurious cars, we constantly strive to set new standards in customer satisfaction, quality of service and dynamic efficiency.  Managing Director Sean McCarthy, believes that SMG’s success can largely be attributed to the loyal support of our customers, who motivate and inspire our staff to continually perform at the highest level, with the passion and commitment that our beautiful cars command.  To pursue perfection, visit your nearest SMG dealership: SMG Durban, SMG Pietermaritzburg, SMG South Coast, SMG Rocks, SMG Approved Repair Centre, Hillcrest Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover Hillcrest, Land Rover Pietermaritzburg, or SMG Cape Town.