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Bowater Hyundai - new thinking & new possibilities


Bowater Hyundai is an exciting and dynamic place. The Hyundai philosophy of new thinking and new possibilities is one very attuned to our own BMG core values. Hyundai is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing automotive companies, with a very visible presence in New Zealand at the moment.

What makes the Hyundai cars so good is the care at every stage of the process. Hyundai's reputation is built on the fact that they are totally dedicated to exceptional quality, driving performance, safety and customer care. And like the everything we do, we only offer vehicles that are ideal for our conditions, our local New Zealand conditions that are quite unlike anywhere else in the world.

So enjoy the journey with us. Your Hyundai vehicle will be right at home on your favourite roads.

Welcome back Matt Enright!


Exciting times at Bowater Hyundai & Isuzu. A familiar face is back on the scene and on FIRE! This week we caught up with Matt Enright on his first week back in the Bowater’s fold, and back in a building he is very familiar with. He is excited. We are excited. Come and see him. He is a true professional and quite nice to deal with!!

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Saturday, 30 March 2019

Take a look into the past and the future at the same time!


Very busy day with the team from Bowater Hyundai at the Higgins Heritage Park with the IONIQ range of EV & Hybrid cars. A look back at 120 years of motoring also needs a look into the future.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Sunday, 15 April 2018

The all new hyundai kona EV is winning awards and smashing expectations. It's also seductive.

Seriously. You need to drive this all electric vehicle to see what all of the fuss has been about. 

This week Bowater Hyundai have had an early release Hyundai Kona EV for test drives. Congrats to all those on the list that got to experience the future. Very seductive and alluring. Once you have experience of the instant torque of the EV it’s hard to go back, and this one has range enough for you to not even notice what the battery status is Day to Day.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Saturday, 29 September 2018

Click here to read the STUFF article on our website where they award it top Plug In for 2018.


Live out every kids dream. The all new i20 Cross comes with a little bit of Hayden Paddon in it.

We all know the feeling of looking up to our idols. Trying to recreate a moment of glory to bring us just a little bit closer to their greatness. Hyundai have gone one step further and worked with the motorsport man of the moment, Hayden Paddon, to create a new version of an already great vehicle that opens up a whole new world of adventure to kiwi's. The all new i20 Cross. 

A very special i20 Cross, a very big little fan and his biggest racing idol… what happens when they meet? Watch to find out!

Posted by Hyundai NZ on Saturday, 4 March 2017


New Vehicles in the Bowater Hyundai Showroom right Now - come and test drive!

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The range of Hyundai's is in a serious update cycle, so there is an almost constant stream of facelift and next generation models to explore. The fluidic design of the body shape is something to behold in itself, especially on the highly reflective floor of the showroom on the corner of Rutherford & Hardy Streets. New generation models like the Hyundai Elantra (pictured above) look stunning. Click here to read the official press release of this car in our news section.


The new Hyundai Tucson. Find yourself the ultimate car to #getlost in!

The all new Tucson proves to be a worthy successor to the ix35 it replaces. Favoured among many kiwis, the ix35 has been an immensely popular member of our family wagon range and has provided a firm foundation for the Tucson’s development. Now promising to take over the reins, the impressive medium-sized Tucson can be your trusty companion. Eye-catching and agile around our cities, yet tough and versatile in demanding countryside conditions, just like its formidable predecessor, the Tucson is a force to be reckoned with. It's the perfect vehicle for getting totally, utterly, gloriously, lost in NZ.

The Tucson is packed with great technology - here is a taste from Hyundai's Global Facebook page. 

See how the All New Tucson has safety covered from all angles with Blind Spot Detection, Parking Assistance System, and Hill-start Assist Control. Find out more: #AllNewTucson

Posted by Hyundai Worldwide on Saturday, 20 February 2016

When you see the Tucson for the first time, you’d be forgiven for thinking that SUV stands for Sophisticated, Unparalleled and Vibrant. From its bold hexagonal grille to an aerodynamic rear spoiler, every inch of the Tucson is immaculate, with dramatic styling and flowing lines creating a sense of continual movement. 

The considerately-crafted Tucson interior surrounds you with luxury and innovation, exceeding all expectations. Now available in New Zealand with Apple CarPlay, which allows you to safely operate your iPhone via the central seven-inch touchscreen. This means you can stay connected, get directions and listen to your very own playlist (excluding Elite Limited models).

The best way to get to grips with the all new Hyundai Tucson though is to actually sit in it, experience it and see that it can be the perfect fit for your busy life.
Give the sales team at Bowater Hyundai a call right away.

Get an accent on style and tame the city.


The Hyundai Accent is everywhere at the moment.
On the TV, in the papers and spotted driving all over town!

It is a great little car, and literally driving out the door at the moment.It has all of the great small car features with some big car technologies - a perfect urban luxury vehicle at a very affordable price!
Click here to learn more. 


Bowater Hyundai - the story so far

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The Bowater Motor Group sought out and purchased the Hyundai Dealership back in March 2007 when Hyundai was relatively unknown in the New Zealand market. With over 68 years experience in the automotive industry, the knowledge and expertise that this brings also allows us to recognise an opportunity when we see one - and this was the case with the Hyundai franchise. At the time Hyundai was emerging as a strong performer, now it is a world leader, and we are excited to be able to offer these vehicles to the wider Nelson community. We set up shop in Hardy Street and started selling Hyundai's like hotcakes! 7 years on, in March 2014 we completed the refurbishment of the new larger Bowater Hyundai Showroom on the corner of Rutherford & Hardy Streets and moved in.

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All departments moved across the road as Bowater Hyundai had grown in every direction - the sales team needed more room to better show off the expanded range of beautiful new Hyundai's, and the Parts and Service team also needed a bigger workshop space to handle the larger volume of Hyundai's now on the roads of the top of the south!


Contact us at Bowater Hyundai.

see the contact us page to the right, or click here.

cnr Rutherford & Hardy Street, Nelson, 7040
Postal: PO Box 160, Nelson, 7040
Sales (New and Used)
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturdays 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed
Parts and Service
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

During these hours you can phone us on (03) 545 8032  to speak to one of our team members.

Meet the Bowater Hyundai Team

Daryl Pritchard. A depth of experience & the voice of reason.


Daryl has been in the car industry for a long time, ever since he started as an apprentice mechanic for the Post Office's Workshop in Wellington, where he grew up.

We are fortunate to have him, and all of his varied vehicle industry experience, with us at Bowater Hyundai since 2010. He has seen the Hyundai brand go from strength to strength and has a depth of technical knowledge of the evolution of the range of vehicles. 

Daryl lives in Stoke with his wife, they have four grown children living as far afield as Wellington and Sydney. A proud supporter of the Hurricanes and the Lions, Daryl maintains his strong connection to the city he grew up in.

He is a strong believer in the Bowater Motor Group philosophy of giving back to the community and thrives on "the strong focus of ethical business within the company". As such Daryl is a strong advocate for the special relationships that Bowater Hyundai has built with community partners such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Victory Boxing.

Daryl is an enthusiastic fisherman and says his lack of results has failed to deter him from his enthusiasm. Click here to contact Daryl.