Kent Police was called at 1.26am on Tuesday 29 December 2020 following a report that a motorist had been injured in Sturry Road.
It was reported that the victim had been sitting in a silver VW Polo opposite the junction with Honeywood Close when his vehicle was approached by a group of six people.
The man spoke with the group through the window of his car before three men punched him and tried to force open the car door. The group then made off.
The victim suffered facial injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
An investigation is ongoing and officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the group in the area between midnight and 1.30am.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/227807/20.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111, or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org