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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 Honda Civic is here.

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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.

The all new 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!

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

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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 is Jazz AS, funky and full of vibrant colour. Just like you! New 2018 Facelift now here. 

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 $21,900 (+ 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 with more carparking & easy central location!

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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