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Doves Volvo - About Us and Motorparks

The Dove Group (Doves) is a car dealership based in the United Kingdom that specialises in nearly new and used Volvo cars, alongside servicing and aftersales of Volvos cars across three dealerships: Doves Croydon, Doves Gatwick and Doves Horsham covering the counties of Surrey and West Sussex.

The 'Doves' brand has a long and distinguished history, with the original Dove Group founded by Mr L F Dove in 1925.

Doves - History & Heritage

The beginnings of Doves - Independent Volvo Specialists can be found in The Dove Group established in 1925 by L F Dove. Originally sited in Wimbledon, the group then extended to Croydon in 1927.

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Doves Volvo - History & Heritage
Doves Volvo - History & Heritage

The Dove Group initially mainly represented Austin Rover and Jaguar with the business expanding further to Kent and Hampshire where Ford franchises were established in Andover, Fareham and Folkestone. The Dove Group represented Austin Rover for well over 50 years when eventually those dealerships were sold in the 1990s.

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The Dove Group

The Dove Group initially mainly represented Austin Rover and Jaguar with the business expanding further to Kent and Hampshire where Ford franchises were established in Andover, Fareham and Folkestone. The Dove Group represented Austin Rover for well over 50 years when eventually those dealerships were sold in the 1990s.

In 1994, the family-owned company was purchased by Summit Motors Investment (UK) Ltd (SMIUK), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation of Tokyo and the Andover and Fareham Ford businesses were sold, with the Folkestone dealership merged into the current Invicta Motors brand in 1996.

The Dove Group continued to represent Jaguar, Saab and Jeep in Croydon until the businesses were relinquished in 2003.

In 2006, The Dove Group expanded to Hapsted Volvo of Gatwick, Croydon and Horsham and were acquired from the Sytner Group in 2006 by SMIUK with Volvo Croydon and Doves Jaguar made into a dual-site.

Doves Croydon was run by SMIUK Ltd, alongside other brands Invicta Motors, Dees and Grange until SMIUK was purchased by Cambria Automobiles Holdings Ltd on 31 December 2007. At that time, Doves Jaguar was changed to Grange Jaguar, and the Doves brand continued to represent the Volvo marque successfully winning multiple awards and recognition.

Doves Horsham are an authorised Volvo dealer that showcases both Nearly New and Approved Used Volvos, as well as a full Volvo Aftersales programme.

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Doves - Awards & Recognition

In both 2013 and 2014, our Doves Volvo Horsham dealership was awarded the 'Volvo Dealer of the Year Award', which measures performance based on guest satisfaction and passion for the brand. That guest delight and passion for the brands we represent are pillars of the Cambria Automobiles group success.

In 2014, parent motor retail group Cambria Automobiles received the Franchised Dealer Group of the Year Award at the prestigious Motor Trader Awards.

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Doves - Car Dealerships

Visit or contact one of our Doves specialist dealerships today for any new Volvo car enquiry or Volvo aftersales request.

 

Doves Croydon

113 Brighton Road
Croydon
Surrey
CR2 6EE
 

020 8031 2909

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Doves Gatwick

Keepers Corner
Burstow
Horley
Surrey
RH6 9RR

01342 441 488

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Doves Horsham

Guildford Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 3PW
 

01403 593 397

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Doves Preston

Port Way
Ashton on Ribble
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 2YQ

01772 950 563

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