COSCHARIS GROUP UPGRADES ONLINE PLATFORMS ACROSS BRANDS & SUBSIDIARIES

Coscharis Group recently upgraded its Corporate and Brand Portfolio’s digital platforms in order to reposition its mode of doing business now and in the nearest future especially given business trends in the post COVID 19 era in Nigeria. Subsequently, the company has broadened its social media channels and interactivity of its respective websites to be more customer-centric.

The Group’s objective is to bridge the gap that is being created by the expectation that a chunk of our business relationship management will be transacted through digital strategies going forward.

According to Abiona Babarinde, General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group, it is imperative that any business planning to remain relevant must key into the digital divide especially to be able to reach the growing aspiration generation on the one hand and the now teeming target market traversing into the digital platform given the COVID-19 saga.

Furthermore, the General Manager stated that these channels are geared toward enabling customers, prospects, and aspirers to engage with our brands from the comfort of their homes. 

To ensure engagement, the self-help feature has been upgraded on the corporate website to enable visitors remotely reach out to us and receive immediate feedback. In addition, each brand now has its bespoke website aside the Coscharis group website. This makes tailored searches easier especially since you can link back and forth from the website to the social media page. 

Customers, prospects and aspirers are encouraged to follow these handles as we intend to push a lot of sales, service and lifestyle offers via these platforms. “It is an opportunity for followers to get fresh updates and rewards from our respective brands as well as useful management insights from the President of Coscharis Group, Dr Cosmas Maduka.”

Given the market positioning of our brands, we have also discovered that there are so many misleading and fraudulent social media handles related to these brands, hence the organization has decided to update all its official accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for now.

For purposes of accuracy you can follow us on @Coscharis_Group, @Landrover_NG, @JaguarNG, @BMW_NG, @Quicklaneng, @Ford_Coscharis, @renaultnigeria, @rollsroycecarslagos.

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DR COSMAS MADUKA JOINS EY WORLD ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR CLASS OF 2020

Sequel to Dr Cosmas Maduka’s emergence as the winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 award for the West Africa region, he officially joined the “EY World Entrepreneur of the Year” Class of 2020 along with 46 other exceptional entrepreneurs from 41 countries across the globe.

The global event, originally scheduled to hold as a live audience participatory event in Carlo, Monaco, held as a first ever live virtual EY award ceremony in partnership with CNBC due to the travel restrictions occasioned by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic across the world.

The award is not only designed to celebrate and honour the contributions and achievements of successful entrepreneurs but also serves to inspire today’s successful entrepreneurs, so they can share their incredible entrepreneurial stories stated Ashish Bakhshi, Leader at EY (West Africa).

While Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw from India, emerged the global stage award winner, Dr Maduka was acclaimed to have made the top list of the highest ranked award winners in EY’s People’s Choice with viewers reaching 1.7m across 124 countries and still growing as at the award day. According to Stasia Mitchell, Entrepreneurship Leader at EY (Global Growth Markets), “this was the first time we asked the people to vote on the award winner who most inspired them. The voting was meant to be a fun, engaging way to get to know the class of 2020 better”.

He stated further it was no surprise that Dr Maduka and the Coscharis brand stood out so clearly. “This continues to show how inspiring you and your story are to so many around the world and it says a lot about how valuable your mission is. I can’t wait to meet you in person.”

An obviously elated Dr. Cosmas Maduka, President/CEO Coscharis Group, says, “I have utmost respect for all the finalists from different countries because each of us has a unique story to tell that resonates with the audience. It must have been a very difficult journey for the judges to arrive at their decision and we have to respect it because they have their criteria set. At the end of the day, if I had a choice, I would have given the global award to Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw still like the judges did.  It is really not easy to contend among men and she must have done something much better than the rest of us that stood her out in the mind of the judges.  I therefore congratulate her and all the finalists this year.”

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COVID – 19, COSCHARIS OPERATIONS IN LAGOS AND ABUJA REMAINS SHUT DOWN……..Akwa – Ibom and Anambra States operations now affected

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari in his briefing this evening to the citizens on the ongoing measures to curtail further spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic has directed an extension of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja  for another 14 days starting from tonight Monday 13 April, 2020.

As a follow up and as promised to continually update all our stakeholders (internal and external), our offices in both Lagos and Abuja remain closed in line with the directives of the Federal government. In addition, we have suspended our operations in Akwa – Ibom and Anambra states following the respective state government’s earlier directives.

All our customers are encouraged to make use of our other communication platforms earlier shared for any urgent and very important services that does not require physical visit in our offices in the affected locations as our relevant staff will continue to try and attend to your enquires from their various homes where necessary via phone and emails.

We continue to encourage all staff and customers alike to follow directives from relevant government authorities at this time on how to keep safe by staying at home amongst other medical advises to put a total stoppage to this pandemic that has affected every facets of our lives.

Coscharis group as an entity will continue to support the government as we are already doing during this period. 

KEEP SAFE BUT DON’T PANIC!!

Management 

 

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COVID – 19, COSCHARIS SHUTS DOWN UYO OPERATIONS.……in line with the State government directive

Following the official directive of the Akwa – Ibom State government to shut down all public and private institutions in the state starting from tomorrow, Friday 3 April, 2020, this is to officially announce the closing down of our Uyo branch for the next 14 days as directed by the state government. This is to further curtail further spread of the Corona virus in the state.

We hereby encourage our customers to make use of other communication platforms earlier shared for any urgent and very important services that does not require physical visit to our office as our relevant staff will try to attend to your enquires from their various homes where necessary via phone and emails.

In line with the promise to continue to monitor developments in states where we operate, the management hereby direct all staff in the Uyo branch to stay in their various homes for the next 14 days starting from Friday 3 April, 2020 while we await further directives from appropriate quarters. 

Again, we will keep to emphasize the need for both staff and all stakeholders alike to continue to follow all the necessary precautionary health measures as pronounced by the relevant government authorities to keep safe in this trying period of our time.

Coscharis group remains resolute that this corona virus that has been declared pandemic will be eradicated with the collective support of us all.

 

STAY SAFE BUT DON’T PANIC!!

 

 Management

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COVID – 19, COSCHARIS SHUTS DOWN LAGOS AND ABUJA OPERATIONS.……in line with the Federal government directive

As promised to continually update both all our internal and external stakeholders as we monitor new developments in relations to the Corona virus issues in the country, we hereby announce the immediate closure of all our operations in Lagos and Abuja respectively. This is strictly in line with the Federal government directives as officially announced by Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday 29 March, 2020 as part of the government’s measures to curtail further spread in both Lagos State and Abuja.

While we shut down our offices in the two locations mentioned by 11.00pm on Monday 30 March, 2020 as directed by the Federal government, we encourage our customers to make use of other communication platforms earlier shared for any urgent and very important services that does not require physical visit to our offices as our relevant staff will try to attend to your enquires from their various homes where necessary via phone and emails.

With the above pronouncement, the management has directed that work ends by 3.00pm today Monday March 30, 2020 to enable staff to equip themselves and their families during the stay at home period. Also, all staff in the two locations, i.e. Lagos State and Abuja are expected to stay in their various homes for the next 14 days from Tuesday March 31, 2020 while we await further directives from appropriate quarters. We shall continue to monitor developments in other states where we operate as we remain committed to adhering to all relevant authorities’ directives as a responsive and responsible organization especially to support all initiatives to put a total stop and eradicate this virus from our country.  

More importantly at this time, we can’t over – emphasize the need for both our staff and all stakeholders alike to continue to follow all the necessary precautionary health measures as pronounced by the relevant government authorities to keep safe in this trying period of our time (reference to the attachment as a reminder).

Coscharis group remains resolute that this corona virus that has been declared pandemic will be eradicated with the collective support of us all. 

STAY SAFE BUT DON’T PANIC!!

 

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COVID – 19, COSCHARIS URGES CUSTOMERS AND STAKEHOLDERS TO BE SAFETY CONSCIOUS……scaling down Lagos operations

Following the recent global outbreak of the Corona virus that has been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization, the respected Nigerian conglomerate, Coscharis Group is urging all her customers, staff and stakeholders not to panic but take precautionary and safety measures as instructed by the WHO and the Nigerian Center for Diseases Control.

In the words of the President of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, ‘’ we have been following with great details the global developments as it relates to the Covid – 19 health situation which is really unprecedented that has brought the whole world to a standstill. As a responsible corporate entity, we are heeding to government and the health institutions’ advice to ensure the safety of our assets whom are our staff and all our entire stakeholders.  We have therefore put in place critical safety precautions in line with required guidelines across all our facilities and business concerns. In line with the Lagos State Governor’s directives, all our Lagos based offices have been directed to drastically scale down number of their staff that will be coming to the office to achieve the required social distance directives while others work from home to be able to continually deliver value for all our stakeholders’’. 

Some of the measures already put in place are the hand – held scanners to check the temperature of all visitors and staff coming in and out of all our facilities. Automatic and manual dispensers in all touch points within all our locations. Consistent cleaning of critical areas of all our buildings where human traffic occurs. Likewise, all offshore business trips for staff has been put on hold while the foreign partners has equally been advised to stay in their various countries for the period till further notice.

During this challenging period, while we would be exploring options that will reduce physical engagements where it is necessary, to the barest minimum otherwise, we encourage our customers and stakeholders to utilize other platforms like telephones, emails and our website as credible options to engage for our services.

Coscharis group stand by all the efforts of the government to control the spread of this unfortunate virus and encourages every citizens and foreigners alike to remain responsible as we believe this is just a phase that will soon fade away in our lifetime.

 

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COSCHARIS MOTORS GIFTS EXCLUSIVE VALENTINE’S SEASON SPECIAL

With love in the air having Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the leading auto dealer organization, Coscharis Motors PLC is set to delight customers and prospects with special gifts of love across its entire line up of its iconic automobile brands including BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Ford from now till end of February, 2020 across her dealerships nationwide.

With the theme “Gifting Your Partner Something Truly Special”, Coscharis Motors is offering compelling various discounts on these brands with an all inclusive minimum 3 – 5 years free service on the BMW and Land Rover brands. For instance, you can pick up a brand new BMW from N15M.

Additional offers include free registration, trade-in options together with complimentary first year insurance package.

According to Abiona Babarinde, General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group, “in order to further deliver the excitement that resonates with a special day like the Valentine day, we are throwing open our showrooms in both Lagos and Abuja to our loyal customers and prospects alike to come and celebrate their love in style and immerse themselves into a world of automobile luxury on the 14th of February 2020 while they have drinks in the house”. A special couple’s drive experience is available to first four customers in Abuja for a memorable test drive to have a feel of our iconic cars other offerings for possible purchase.

Furthermore, joining us at our open day on the 14th of February 2020, offers you the opportunity to seat with our professional Sales team and spec any of your preferred vehicle with special rebate on accessories and lifestyles requested amongst other offerings.

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AWARD GALORE FOR COSCHARIS BRAND

Coscharis Group through one of its subsidiaries, Coscharis Motors representing some respected iconic auto brands in Nigeria ended the year with recognition awards on some of its brands and personnel. It was a glorious day for the leading auto dealer giant, Coscharis Motors at the recently held award event organized by the Nigerian Auto Journalists Association at the Eko Hotels and Towers, Lagos. The automobile company carted home two awards with the Range Rover Autobiography winning the Luxury SUV of the year award while the General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Abiona Babarinde was also recognized as the Media / PR Manager of the Year award respectively.

The award for the luxury SUV category was keenly contested with other tested luxury brands but the Range Rover Autobiography came tops according to the organizers after strong consideration of the market acceptance of the Range Rover Autobiography in all ramifications. The Range Rover Autobiography variant has its special appeal and style that resonates with its priority audience when it comes to class, comfort and performance. Presenting the award to Mr. Abiona Babarinde who represented Coscharis Group at the event, the Assistant Corp Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Samuel Obayemi who stood in for the Corp Marshal of the FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, equally applauded the choice of the Range Rover Autobiography as the winning brand in this category as he confirmed that it is revolutionary, reliable and a class on its own when it comes to luxury in the Sport Utility Vehicle segment. He equally commended Coscharis Motors for maintaining the global standard of positioning the brand overtime to the ever dynamic Nigerian market as the sole franchisee of the Jaguar LandRover brand in Nigeria.

Likewise, Coscharis Motors’ efforts in the luxury segment of the automobile industry was duly recognized at another award event organized by The Nigerian Automotive Industry Award where the Jaguar XJ was awarded the Luxury Car of the Year. 

Commenting on these awards, the expectedly elated President of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka dedicated the awards to the organization’s ever loyal customers for their consistence patronage and acceptance of the brands over the years with a promise to continually create more value in the automobile industry in Nigeria across board. In his words, ‘’there can’t be another best way to end a very challenging business year in 2019 than with these set of prestigious awards as recognition to some hard work made possible by our hard working team members across board who despite all odds has consciously strive to deliver value for money at all times for the benefit of our numerous stakeholders. We do cherish all these awards that came our way especially coming from the ever conscious and professional media partners that has been part of the success story of the Coscharis brand from the beginning in Nigeria and beyond’’.

The ever exciting annual NAJA award ceremony that usually brings stakeholders in the automobile industry together under one roof expectedly lived up to its billings with industry players from both the private and public sectors fully represented. 

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COSCHARIS MOTORS LAUNCHES THE NEW FORD EDGE INTO THE NIGERIAN MARKET

  • Coscharis launches the new Ford Edge into the Nigerian Market
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  • New 2019 Ford Edge is defined by modern sophistication
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  • New Edge reduces fuel consumption during stop-and-go city driving
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  • A new class standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ – a suite of standard features to help you drive with confidence

LAGOS, Nigeria, 30 October, 2019 – Coscharis Motors Plc, a leading automobile dealership and exclusive dealer of Ford in Nigeria has launched the new Ford Edge into the Nigerian market. The launch took place at the ongoing 20th Abuja International Motor Fair in Abuja on October 30, amidst pump and pageantry.    

Speaking during the launch, Abiona Babarinde, General Manager Marketing and Corporate Communications at Coscharis Group said, “Ford has continued to thrill the world with enhanced new products born out of deep rooted research into the desires of automobile consumers around the globe. We at Coscharis will always see to it that our market never misses the opportunity to get its fair share of such highly innovative products.”

Abiona described the new 2019 Ford Edge as “an upscale sport utility vehicle (SUV) defined by modern sophistication.”

Concluding his speech during the launch, Abiona said, “With this launch today, Coscharis has once again enlarged the coast for SUV vehicles and increased the options for our customers to choose from a wide range of Ford SUVs, including Expedition, Explorer, Escape, EcoSport and now, the new Edge.”

There are plenty of smart new features in the New Ford Edge which stands it out in its class. Starting with Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite of standard driver assist technologies designed to help you confidently navigate your world. You will also find a smooth-shifting rotary gearshift dial that puts you in control of the 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, there is a wireless charging pad that makes recharging your mobile phone hassle-free. Music lovers are not left behind as the new Edge now has available B&O Sound System with 12 high-performance speakers.

Stop-start-go

Experience quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission and standard Auto-Start/Stop technology, which reduces fuel consumption during stop-and-go city driving. You’ll find these drive enhancement features in both of the EcoBoost engines which are available in the new 2019 EDGE. Ford’s SelectShift® capability enhances your driving experience on all-wheel drive (AWD) new EDGE derivatives with racing-inspired paddle shifters.

A NEW CLASS STANDARD. FORD CO-PILOT360™

All it takes is a few seconds to lose focus, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 94% of serious crashes are due to human error. To help you drive with confidence, the new 2019 EDGE comes with Ford Co-Pilot360™. This suite of 5 standard features start helping the moment you begin backing out of your driveway

Rear-View Camera with Washer shows you what’s behind the new EDGE as you slowly back up. When it gets dirty, spray it clean with the touch of a button.

BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert warns you if it detects a vehicle in either of your blind spots while attempting to change lanes, or approaching from either side while in Reverse.

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking can automatically apply the brakes to help reduce the severity of, and in some cases potentially eliminate, a frontal collision with a vehicle traveling in the same direction, or a pedestrian detected ahead.

Lane-Keeping System alerts you with steering wheel vibration if it detects you drifting out of your lane, and can even apply steering wheel torque to help direct you to return to your lane.

Auto High-Beam Headlamps can help detect vehicles and street lights ahead of you, automatically switching between low and high beams as a convenience to you, and a courtesy to other motorists.

FORD CO-PILOT360 ASSIST+™

When your new EDGE is equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+, you’ll also benefit from these additional technologies.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering can bring your vehicle to a complete stop when traffic slows, and can accelerate back to its preset speed within 3 seconds. Lane Centering reads the lane markings to help you keep your new EDGE centered in its lane.

Evasive Steering Assist, also part of the package, helps avoid a collision with a stopped vehicle ahead by providing steering support when a collision can’t be avoided by braking alone.

SYNC®3. STAY CONNECTED ON THE MOVE.

It all starts here. This vibrant 8” touchscreen is the command center of SYNC®3 voice-activated technology, which integrates your paired mobile phone with the new EDGE as soon as you start your vehicle. Make calls. Send and receive text messages. And so much more. Just swipe left or right, or use simple voice commands, to help ensure that your life doesn’t miss a beat. SYNC®3 also features 2 smart-charging USB ports to help keep your devices powered up.

Link Your Apps

SYNC®3 AppLink® links your favorite compatible mobile apps with your voice, giving you convenient control. iPhone® users can view the Waze™ app’s community-based navigation and traffic features on the large SYNC®3 touchscreen CONNECT YOUR iPHONE Apple CarPlay™ compatibility displays the iPhone interface on your vehicle’s touchscreen. Send and receive text messages by voice. Get directions. Access playlists from Apple Music®. Just ask Siri® for help. She already knows your voice.

Connect Your Iphone

Apple CarPlay™ compatibility displays the iPhone interface on your vehicle’s touchscreen. Send and receive text messages by voice. Get directions. Access playlists from Apple MusicR. Just ask SiriR for help. She already knows your voice.

Connect Your Android Phone

Android Auto™ compatibility displays the Android™ interface on your vehicle’s touchscreen.

Get voice-guided navigation from Google Maps™ and Waze™. Access your favorite music from your apps. Make calls. Send and receive messages. Just talk to Google Assistant™ and go.

Map Your Route

Voice-activated navigation delivers turn-by-turn directions and vivid 3-D maps on the SYNC®3 touchscreen. Pinch-to-zoom capability allows for a closer look.

Style and function meet to make perfection

From the Intelligent Access key fob that gets you in, to the push-button start that gets you going, the new EDGE interior has it all. Experience true control: Check out the new rotary gearshift dial in the center console, a new wireless charging pad and B&O Sound System. No doubt you’ll find every aspect of the interior is designed to indulge, pamper and please you.

Maximize space – never compromise on comfort

With its rear 60:40 split seat folded flat, the new EDGE converts to a cargo hauler with ease. A convenient EasyFold® seat release for the rear seat lets you maximize cargo space with the touch of a button. Fold both sides of the seat back down for large objects. Or leave one side up to carry cargo and passengers side by side. And if your hands are full as you approach the rear liftgate, just kick your foot under the rear bumper. The hands-free foot-activated liftgate will rise on its own. This new EDGE is as versatile as you are.

PUSH START AND GO IN THE NEW EDGE AMBIENTE

Assert your presence wherever you go in the Ambiente. Boasting Ford Co-Pilot360™, all new EDGE derivatives are equipped with a standard suite of driver-assist technologies like Intelligent Access to get you in, Push-Button Start to get your engine going, and the new rotary gearshift dial to make it happen.

Up front, Ambiente exhibits the freshened fascia, wider grille and redesigned hood of the new

EDGE that helps it cast a more planted stance on the road. Outside, low- and high-beam bi-LED

headlamps illuminate your view, 18” Sparkle Silver painted Aluminum wheels fill the wells for a

solid finish, and the 4-wheel disc Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps bring them to a halt.

STAY SHARP – LEAD IN THE TREND

A long list of Trend standards includes: Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, SYNC®3, LED fog lamps, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 6-way power-adjustable front-passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Reverse Sensing System.

LUXURY YOU CAN SEE AND FEEL – TITANIUM

Add refinement to your driving experience in the well-appointed Titanium which offers the ultraconvenient hands-free foot-activated liftgate, a new 12-speaker B&O Sound System; new wireless charging pad; 10-way power-adjustable, heated, leather-trimmed driver and front-passenger seats, SYNC®3 and more.

 

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COSCHARIS INTRODUCES ‘LUXURY HAS A NEW NAME’ – THE FIRST EVER BMW X7

Coscharis Motors is set to reveal the very first-ever BMW X7, the pinnacle of BMW’s X Sport Activity Vehicle line-up and a statement of the luxury class at the Banana Island Cultural Festival in September 28, 2019.

According to Abiona Babarinde, GM, Marketing and Corporate Communication, Coscharis Motors – “the objective of the reveal at Banana Island is to offer customers and prospects an opportunity to see and feel the all new BMW X7 within their home and work contexts.”

“The new 2019 BMW X7 becomes the second BMW model to be launched at the Banana Island Cultural festival. The very first was the BMW 5 series in 2017.

Also the new BMW 7 series will be added to this reveal in order to pull back the covers on a new definition of automotive luxury,” he stated further.

The BMW Brand Manager for Coscharis Motors, Cletus Aregbeshola, also enthused that BMW X7 builds on the class leading comfort, handling, safety and technology of all the previous BMW X Sport Activity Vehicle model lines that have been produced at Plant Spartanburg since 1999.

“BMW’s latest premium Sports Activity Vehicle is designed to reflect the personality and requirements of the owner. It not only adds a new top model to the X family, but also defines a progressive approach to luxury for the BMW brand”. The X7 offers standard three row seating for 7 with optional Second-row Captain’s Chairs offering a more exclusive seating arrangement for 6. Standard two-axle air suspension, 21-inch alloy wheels and advanced driver assistance systems ensure that the new BMW X7 lives up to expectations of style, driver engagement, passenger comfort and all-weather and all-terrain capability.

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