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Darcars buys Honda of Bowie

Bethesda-based Darcars Automotive Group, the largest group of car dealerships in the greater Washington, D.C. region, announced the acquisition of Honda of Bowie Monday. This purchase expands Darcars’ portfolio to 38 franchises and more than 20 locations. The dealership will immediately become Darcars Honda.

DarcarsBowie“We are making an important investment in Darcars’ future and furthering our mission to create the best place to work,” said John Darvish, president and CEO of Darcars. “Throughout our discussions with Honda of Bowie ownership, I have been extremely impressed with their innovative management, highly-motivated team and very profitable business. We look forward to welcoming Honda of Bowie employees and customers to the Darcars family.”

Phil Morelli, president of Honda of Bowie, added, “Darcars brings expanded resources to the table that will enable Honda of Bowie to rise to new levels in sales and customer service. The existing culture and business model at Honda of Bowie align well with those of Darcars and we know that our team will be in good hands as they join the Darcars team.”

Darcars Automotive Group, founded in 1977 by John R. Darvish, is a family-owned group of 38 automobile franchises representing a broad range of manufacturers. With more than 20 locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Jacksonville, Florida, Darcars sells 1 out of approximately every 600 new cars sold in the United States.