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YOU CAN DRIVE YOUR DREAM,
AND WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.

OUR HISTORY IS JUST THE BEGINNING!

Your car is probably your next biggest asset to your home, and you will spend a considerable amount of time in your car over your lifetime.
Life is too short to be worrying about your car. You need a car that suits your lifestyle. 
We have a comprehensive range of the world's best valued and most reliable cars ready for you to experience. You can drive your dream today. It is that easy.   

Since 1945, The Bowater Motor Group has been providing the Nelson region with quality vehicles and servicing that is second to none. Now, even more so than ever before, it is possible to drive your dream.
The future of car technology has arrived.
With our stores, showrooms and customer centres spread all over the wider Nelson region we are confident that our long history in the area means that we not only know what works best around here, but what will work best for you.   

Think Bowaters and three things come to mind...
Quality, excellence and vehicles to suit a lifestyle.

Whether for urban, business or off-road, let Bowater's begin your journey.
If you're going somewhere - The Bowater Motor Group will take you there.

Open under Covid Level 3

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As our region moves to Alert Level 3 we would like to emphasize that your safety and the safety of our staff is our highest priority, and we have strict hygiene and safety protocols in place.

While operating at Alert Level 3 we are able to do the following:

  • Provide contactless vehicle servicing.
  • You can still Test drive - it is sanitised and contactless.
  • Carry out contactless delivery of vehicles.
  • Remote sales and finance assistance.

Visiting any of ou BMG Stores is only possible by prior appointment, please contact us to book a time, our team will be happy to assist.

Bowater Toyota
Nelson : ph 03 546 9269
Richmond : ph 03 544 1117
Motueka : ph 03 528 9600

Bowater Hyundai, Isuzu & Renault
Nelson : 03 545 8032

Mag & Turbo 
Nelson : 03 546 7008

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The all new 2021 Toyota Highlander hybrid. Big SUV energy. Small car energy footprint.

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As we all look to the future it has become clear that our motoring needs are changing. You can make changes NOW that will have great impact on your energy footprint whilst not altering your day to day experience.

The all new ranges coming from Toyota are giving us all new options.
The new 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for instance means no compromises for the busy family. It is still a 7 seater, still AWD, and it can still tow up to 2000kg braked, but only has the fuel consumption of 5.6L/100km, and an EV mode.

Drive Away from $63,990
Finance Weekly from $287.66

Check out the video we made below with Toby from Bowater Toyota.

Toyota disappointed in misinformation around electric utes

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Toyota New Zealand has confirmed today that it has no plans to bring in an electric Hilux in the next 18 – 24 months.

“I’d like to reiterate that we do not have any plans for a battery electric Hilux in our line-up in the next 18 – 24 months,” says Neeraj Lala, Toyota New Zealand Chief Executive Officer.

“It is irresponsible to suggest that customers stop buying non-electric vehicles immediately until there is an electric option available. The range and volumes of EV’s needed to meet demand is simply not available, and many customers still need a vehicle to transport their family or operate their business.”

There have been 5,296 EV sales over the last five years, and of these 45% fall into the luxury market. In comparison, there have been 23,257 hybrid sales over the same period.

“Our extensive hybrid range has allowed us to contribute to 43% of the overall reduction of CO2 emissions over the past five years in New Zealand,” says Mr Lala. “Hybrid technology is more readily available and is significantly more affordable for everyday kiwis. Battery electric technology is coming but is not quite there yet.”

“As a brand we are focused on achieving affordability of low emission technology for everyday kiwis, not just the top 2%.”

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