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The locals love the Toyota Hilux. It has been the regions top selling new vehicle for a very long time. There is a reason for that. We live in a demanding area, and the vehicles we need to use on the land need to be tough enough to cope. The Toyota Hilux has proved time and time again that it is, that is why the companies that rely on it keep coming back. Click here to learn more about the all new 2016 Toyota Hilux. 

The Toyota Corolla, New Zealand's favourite car!

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Introduced to the world in 1966, the Toyota Corolla has become a kiwi institution. Everyone has got a Corolla story or memory.
It has been such a huge part of our collective upbringing that it is no surprise that it has been voted New Zealand's favourite car. It is also no surprise that in 1997 it became the best selling car model in the world when it surpassed the VW Beetle.

There’s a reason the Corolla sedan has been the number one selling car globally since 1997, with more than 43 million sold during its 48-year lifespan. The sedan offers a practically-sized vehicle for urban life, but with better passenger space and cargo capacity than ever before.

The Automobile Association (AA) even named ther Toyota Corolla as Car of the Decade at their last awards < click here >. In 2011 it was New Zealand's top selling car according to figures published by the Motor Industry Association < click here >.

No longer the utilitarian hatchback you might remember from your childhood, the Corolla is all grown up and features some premium-looking design details.

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The all new Corolla Hatch. A whole new generation That feels good inside with Exceptional Design.

The Corolla's excellent aerodynamic performance is no accident though. It’s helped by a series of clever features perfected by Toyota’s design and engineering teams.

From the top down, aspects like the hatchback’s Pagoda roof design, the front and rear air spats, the flat cover with air fins that covers up underneath the rear floor, as well as the integrated rear spoiler all work to make the car more aerodynamic.

The rear spoiler is formed from sheet metal for an immaculate finish, and not only looks exceptional, but is also an engineering first for the Corolla.

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The reliable Toyota Corolla range has got a makeover as the 11th generation hits the ground running, and is quickly leaping to the top of the sales charts.
With its sleek sporty European inspired design and improved handling and performance it is a total winner. Even with an increase in power, fuel efficiency has improved thanks in part to its reduced weight and aerodynamic design. Its premium quality finish interior only adds to the experience with increased luggage area and greater ease of access.

Packed with safety features and high levels of specification the All New Corolla really does make you feel good inside.

From its bold lines to its new forward profile, the Corolla Hatch has never looked so good. European inspired, the vehicle has flair to spare, taking on an assertive new stance that promises a truly responsive enjoyable drive.

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Feel the features. Feel good inside.

Impressive performance with equally impressive fuel economy, so you can go further for less, while the new CVT transmission and cruise control make driving easy. With many more high-grade features like Bluetooth handsfree phone and audio streaming capability and expanded luggage space across all models, this is one vehicle that will surpass your expectations.

Measured performance

Performance is measured in the new Corolla Hatch Levin SX and ZR with high grade two-ring gauges grouped with a 4.2” colour LCD Multi-function Information Display.

The MID shows current and average fuel consumption, cruising range, average vehicle speed, driving time, Eco driving indicator zone display and outside temperature display.

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The Corolla Hatch’s good looks on the outside are matched on the inside through the use of quality fabrics and coloured stitching, and perforated genuine leather (in Levin SX and ZR grade). The Corolla Hatch provides a quieter environment on the move too, thanks to improved noise insulation and the increased use of sound-absorbing materials.

Also you’ll note there is plenty of driver and passenger space on offer. It might be a hatchback, but it’s a roomy one both in the front and in the back.

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Bluetooth Controls
Every Corolla Hatch features either a 6.1" or 7" display audio touchscreen, providing access to all your audio, including Bluetooth streamed files from your smartphone or device. You can also easily scroll to the next song using the audio controls on the steering wheel.

The large, colour, tablet like screen is also your reversing camera display, helping you to manoeuvre with greater safety.

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Rear qualities

While the Corolla hatch looks fantastic, it is also designed to be as practically functional as possible.

The boot gives you 360-litres of space with the rear seats in place (or 1120-litres with the rear seats folded), and those rear seat split 60:40 for extra convenience.

There’s even a handy space behind the rear seats where the parcel tray can be stowed.

Plus there’s a rear seat accessory outlet for charging MP3 players to keep kids entertained on those long road trips.

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Meet the Bowater Toyota Team

Steve Webster - Sales

2017 toy stevew01Steve Webster moved here with his wife Gail and then two teenage daughters from London in the UK at the end of 2012. He came to Nelson after a varied career culminating in working for the NHS (National Health Service) as Technical Projects Manager. He joined us bringing with him an excitement for discovering a new lifestyle, making new friends and growing business networks in a brand new town.

He is an old fashioned kind of guy, with a love of old fashioned customer service - pop down for a coffee or tea and have a chat to Steve, he will get you into your dream vehicle easier than you ever thought. 
Click here to learn more about Steve, or to contact him directly.