Who are Thames Motor Group? Our family history

Thames Motor Group, a family-run business with its headquarters in Kent, was established in 1971 by Vipen Khanna. Vipen has been in business for many years, and has diligently built a portfolio of diverse enterprises, including property development and fuel retail

In 2001, Kevin Khanna, Vipen’s son, was appointed Dealer Principal of Thames Motor Group (Tunbridge Wells) Limited and became the youngest Dealer Principal in the UK. Kevin’s strong business acumen and passion for the motor trade has made Thames Motor Group one of the most customer-focused franchise dealers in the region.

Sanjay Sobte, Vipen’s nephew, runs Thames Motor Group (Slough) Limited and is proud to be the Dealer Principal of one of the top-selling dealerships for both Fiat and Abarth since 2000. Having started as a salesman for Thames Motor Group in 1986, Sanjay then progressed to a Sales Manager and then to Dealer Principal before he was finally promoted to the Managing Director of Thames Slough. Thames Slough’s continued success has led to us introducing further franchises: most recently, Alfa Romeo, in early 2013.

Our team ethos

Thames Motor Group’s teams in both Slough (Berkshire) and Tunbridge Wells (Kent) are hugely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all the innovative marques Thames Motor Group represents.


We have a focus on excellent teamwork and a strong commitment to our company values of customer care. We know you expect professionalism, trust and honesty when you make such a large purchase so our focus on attention to detail means we really believe our service is second to none. We work hard to provide you with an easy, seamless process, whatever your needs, so please do let us know how we’re doing!

All our team members are treated like family - whether they are related to the Khanna family or not! This commitment to one another makes a happy and cohesive team focused on you - our customers. Our friendly, good-natured and fun team are almost as excited and happy as you are when you drive away smiling.

MOTs and Servicing - experienced yet innovative


Most of our technicians have well over 15 years’ experience yet we’re not shy about inviting in new talent as apprentices and welcoming them to our family, showing them the Thames Motor way of working. As proud members of Motor Codes, the self-regulatory body for the motor industry, we make a promise that our standards will never fall short from what you expect.


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