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The Honda CRV - Reclaim it all. Be Bold.

The all new 2015 Honda CRV
The new Honda CRV got a bold new look in 2015, and continues to evolve. Alot has changed. Are you ready to be impressed all over again?
Click here to find out more.

Bowater Honda

Written by Media Manager.

Over the years we have come to realise there is more to the motor industry than just selling cars. The foundations of Bowater Honda were established in Nelson in 1972, since then a lot has changed within the motoring industry, and with vehicles in general, but we have consistently remained true to our core principles, and the principles that all Honda's are built on. Reliability. Safety. Care for the environment. We also care about our name and that's why we do it better. Like Honda we care about the future, but we are fixed firmly in the present.

The excitement is real. The all new 10th Generation 2016 Honda Civic is here.

 It's daring. It's bold, and it is now finally here after all of the excitement on the internet about this vehicle over the last couple of months.

It has been widely praised across the globe as a remarkable car, and now you can come and see it for yourself.
The styling is certainly eye catching, but it is the blend of state of the art technology delivered at a very affordable price that excites us the most.

Check out the moment it arrived and we got to unwrap it. It was just like Christmas!

Unwrapping the brand new 2016 Honda Civic

It was like Christmas. The brand new 2016 Honda Civic has arrived and is stunning. Like seriously stunning. Olivia and Sarah helped unwrap it. It's ready for test drives from tomorrow. The price is unbelievable. Bowater Honda can sort it for you so easily.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Thursday, 28 July 2016

The all new 2016 Honda Civic is the total package. Click here to go to our page dedicated to informing you more and check out the videos we have made. You will get a whole lot more information that you would anywhere else - we love this car so have been making short feature videos about the things we love most! Click here.


See. Be Seen. The all new Honda HR-V is the perfect size for all

2015 Honda HR-V 

The HR-V is the perfect 5-door crossover vehicle with class leading interior space, loads of luxury and head turning exterior design. The exterior echoes that of a coupe, with sharp, dynamic lines and rear concealed door handles, whilst offering the solid stance and visibility of an SUV.
The interior size defies the exterior dimensions, offering up to five passengers the leg, shoulder and head room often found in a larger SUV. With Honda's unique Magic Seats System and centre Fuel Tank layout, Honda's Engineers have created one of the most spacious and adaptable cabins in its class.


Time to upgrade and move up the pre-owned car ladder? You need to buy Honda from Honda.

Buying a car is quite an unique experience, no matter whether it is a brand new one, or a new to you one. You have several options open to you, but only one that gives you total peace of mind. When it comes to buying a pre-owned Honda, the very best place to do this is from the people that know Honda's best - the dedicated team at Bowater Honda.

It's Awesome August and we have a yard full of cars. It's time to get moving!

It is Awesome August at Bowater Honda and Nick & Ken have some amazing specials on the go in order to make some room on their small Achilles Ave yard. New cars are arriving soon so it is time to do deals.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Sunday, 7 August 2016


With the launch of the brand new, 10th generation 2016 Honda Civic, what better time to be thinking about all of the things that make the Honda Civic so great. Not everyone can afford to get a brand new one though, so here is an opportunity to own an earlier version for an absolute bargain. Best you watch the video!!!

One owner 2007 Honda Civic in great condition.

Nick from Bowater Honda shows us through this very tidy 2007 Honda Civic that has just been traded. One owner since they sold it as a brand new car with a great service history. This will be a fantastic purchase for someone.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Click right here to learn more about this 2007 Honda Civic on our Car of the Week Page.

Right now we also have a whole range of late model, pre owned Honda's to chose from; including this awesome 2014 Honda Jazz RS.


Nick from Bowater Honda has a thing or two to say about this recently traded 2014 Honda Jazz RS. It's practically new and a practical bargain!

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Get to Grips with the Facelift Honda CR-V.

2015 Honda CRV

The latest generation of the Honda CRV has certainly evolved, and is brimming with technology to make your drive both comfortable and safe, whilst enveloping you in the modern cabin. Features such as LaneWatch Camera, Emergency Stop Signal, TouchScreen, Multi-Angle Reverse Camera, Navigation, Driver's Memory Seat, BlueTooth, Smart Keyless Entry, Push Button Start, Front and Rear Parking Sensors and more.

The CRV Sport NT has the addition of Honda's Advanced Active Safety Technologies, including the Lane Departure Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The CRV offers a vast amount of versatility and cabin space. Loading and adjusting the seating configuration is a breeze with the clever one-touch Magic Seats. All of this versatility, all of this style. It is the complete package, that can certainly be customised to add a whole lot more drama, from just $38,990 +orc.

For added piece of mind, every new CRV comes with a 5 Year unlimited kilometre Warranty & Roadside Assistance.
Click here to learn more.  


it is Jazz AS, funky and full of vibrant colour. Just like you!

Honda Jazz

Jazz is all about style. Fun. Swing. A freedom of expression that is joyous, passionate and a little quirky. The new Honda Jazz is all of that, matched with a technological superiority unexpected in this price bracket.

The new generation Honda Jazz is now in the showroom in a couple of different configurations. It is the biggest thing to have hit the Honda Horizon's for ages, and we are all making a whole lot of noise about it; for very good reason!

At a starting price of just $23,700 (+ on road costs) it is actually cheaper than the previous model, and packed with a whole lot more features. A reversing camera and satnav system now comes as standard, along with bluetooth and a whole lot of funky style! The magic seats make it a perfect small car capable of big things no matter what your age or stage in life!

Bowater Honda new location, same great service!

Bowater Honda 

82 Achilles Ave, Nelson
Phone: 03 548 7179
Opening hours:
Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm,
Sat 10am - 3pm

The Honda Motor Company is setting standards in environmental protection and safety like no others. Leaders in VTEC technology, and LEV (Low Emission Vehicles), as well as one of only two manufacturers to have an omni-directional car on car and car on people impact test facility. Proof of Honda's commitment to the future.

It's with the technology from Honda, and our experience working within the Nelson community, that strengthens Bowater Honda, and equips us to best meet your motoring requirements.

With the only computer linked network of dealers in New Zealand of its kind, we can find, source and keep you up to date with all the latest information.

Bowater Honda has settled into a recently refurbished, and very swish looking new showroom, in the Wakatu Carpark - close to the western entrance off Rutherford Street.

This new showroom has been rebuilt to best showcase the exciting range that Honda offers, and also to provide our customers with easier parking and convenience as the new showroom is centrally located and close to popular services such as the Nelson City Council building, the Public Library and upper Trafalgar Street. Being located in a carpark means that there is a whole carpark's worth of parking, as well as several client carparks right outside.

We are very excited to have moved - the new showroom looks amazing and we are looking forward to inviting you to come and enjoy a coffee and cake with us.

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