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Harwoods buys Jaguar site from Cambria

Harwoods Group has increased its Jaguar representation with the purchase of Jaguar Croydon from Cambria Automobiles. 

The purchase was driven by Jaguar Land Rover’s “drive for a common ownership model”.

It sees Harwoods' portfolio increase to five Jaguar and six Land Rover retailers with the upcoming purchase of Land Rover Lewes from Caffyns.

Alex Merricks, Harwoods group sales director, said: “This is another great acquisition for us as a company and it underlines our commitment to the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. 

“This new retailer will help drive us forward in 2016 and deliver on our ambitious growth plans towards 2020.”

The purchase of Croydon continues the investment plans to be made by Harwoods Group over the next five years with work already started on brand new multi-million pound developments across the South of England. 

Glyn Woodage, Harwoods’ chief executive, said: “The next five years will see unprecedented redevelopment plans for our Jaguar and Land Rover businesses where we hope to deliver a truly memorable experience for our customers and staff alike.”

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  • Darren Revell - 21/05/2016 12:58

    That really is bad news for Jaguar owners because Harwoods provide poor customer service ** edited for legal reasons **. Having recently bought a Jaguar from their Hove location I was assured my second hand vehicle was being prepped to the Jaguar approved used scheme. In fact they told me they needed a few days to make sure it met those standards. I waited a week and went to collect the car when I found that all four alloys wheels were badly curbed, the front bumper was heavily stone chipped, the bonnet had a large stone chip gouge, paint was peeling off of one rear quarter panel and the other had a large scratch. The sales man then told me the car was not prepared to the full approved standards as it was over 3 years old and I had to expect these kind of defects for the price/age. I have since found that the MOT that I waited for 2 hours to be done on the day of collection as they had forgotten it needed an MOT, has its advisory notes missing and that one of my wheels was marked up by the inspector as having a repaired crack, a crack which is now leaking and given me a slow puncture and put my family and I at risk.