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    Toyota 86: On the Right Track!

    The Toyota 86 is a legend in the making. It is a return to the pure fun of driving. Rear wheel, front engined with a very low centre of gravity. It has been winning Car of the Year awards all over the world, including being named the Top Gear Car of 2012 when it was first released! Fun starts when you press the button. Click here to learn more. New or used, Bowater Toyota can put you on the right track!
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    Drive your dream

    The Bowater Motor Group are ready to exceed your expectations, and make it possible to drive your dream today. A local, family owned company, we have been supporting the community since 1945 - and selling what we feel are the best cars the world has to offer, and servicing all makes and models from onsite workshops we are very proud of. We have a range second to none, with new cars in the showrooms from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone, at every stage, new or used.
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    Need a a new Accent? See our Used Selection

    If you drive a small car, or are thinking about downsizing to a lower fuel use, more efficient smaller car for around town use, then you need to see the Hyundai Accent. This zippy little hot hatch has it all! Small on size but massive on features across the model range. We have a wide range of quality used vehicles like this one in our central Nelson Yard. Click here to find out more.

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Bowater Toyota victorious again at annual awards

2022 Toyota Supreme Award winners

The team at Bowater Toyota were very excited and proud to have been crowned 2021 Toyota New Zealand Supreme Award winners in a virtual event held online last night.

This penultimate award was ontop of the award they had won moments earlier, the 2021 President’s Trophy for outstanding customer service.

Hilary Barry, Toyota NZ CEO Neeraj Lala, and Toyota NZ General Manager of New Vehicles and Product Planning Steve Prangnell, were on the set of the online awards to deliver the outstanding results to Tony Bowater and the management team that had gathered in the new showroom in Achilles Avenue.

It was the 5th time in the last 8 years that Bowater Toyota have won this Supreme Award, cementing their place as industry leaders amongst the dealer network of one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands.

Electrification and the future of motoring

As the latest round of the Climate Change conference gets underway at COPS26 in Glasgow, it is a very pertinent time to be discussing the future of personal mobility. 

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The next generation in Toyota technology, the production photos of the 2022 Toyota bz4x - an all electric SUV. 


This article is as real as it gets from the perspective of a company that has been in the business of providing transportation solutions to the top of the South Island for nearly 80 years.

The simple fact of the matter is that we all need to move about from place to place, sometimes transport heavy things, or move families of either very young people, or very old people, longer distances than they can comfortably walk. The arguement with the last point can be made for a more efficient and better functioning public transport infrastructure, but the realities of our present system make this somewhat unrealistic in the top of the south. Our region is very large, and our relatively small population is spread far and wide, and spread very thinly in some areas. 

Personal mobility is at the core of this conversation. As a culture we have become very time sensitive, and most of us feel we have the need or urgency to do things immediately. Car pooling is certainly a positive step toward enabling that a single trip is as efficient as possible but getting into work or school and home again is just one of the many uses we all have for cars. Once you add in the commercial sector into the conversation it begins to get very complicated very fast. 

If we want to address the elephant in the room, that being the changing climate, maybe it is time to start looking at our own options when it comes to the choices we are making around personal mobility. This is a BIG conversation, so let's jump into it.

New all electric Lexus will be under $80k and will get clean car discount.

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Lexus continues the expansion of its comprehensive electrified range of vehicles with its first full battery electric UX 300e.
The UX 300e will land shortly after the introduction of the New Zealand Government’s Clean Car Discount which sees the UX 300e qualifying for a rebate of $8,625 under the low emissions scheme currently*.

Lexus New Zealand Chief Executive, Neeraj Lala, says it’s exciting to reveal the marque’s first battery electric vehicle, which is a crucial step on a journey focused deliberately on low emissions for the company.

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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.

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