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2016 Extra Cab Hilux

When there is work to be done you have to use the best tools for the job, and the one that is fit for purpose. Hilux. It is the Benchmark Rebuilt in a new generation body shape, packed with new technology, safety features and performance. If you are a tradie you know the value of reputation, so stick with what is tried and trusted. Click here to learn more.

All new redesigned Toyota Camry range the best yet, and here in July!

2015 Toyota CamryThe arrival of the all new 2015 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid represents the largest scale update to this proven, popular sedan range in many years.

The arrival of the all new 2015 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid represents the largest scale update to this proven, popular sedan range in many years.

With a completely new exterior look and interior upgrades, Camry GL, Atara, Atara S and Atara SX complete the petrol range, with the Atara SX showcasing improved on-road dynamic.

While hybrid petrol-electric variants share the GL and Atara S grades with an additional Atara SL luxury grade, the hybrid model line-up has expanded from two to three grades, with grade names now aligned with Camry petrol models.

“Through progressive generations the Camry has become a dependable mainstay of the Toyota line-up, offering a great balance between power and economy, driver comfort, passenger space and competitive levels of specification,” says Spencer Morris, Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Product.

Fielday Specials across the range, on and off the paddock

The Fielday Specials are always worth waiting for, and 2015 is no different, except this year it is all about the deals, NO JOKE!

One of the big differences though is that Fielday Specials are now spread across the range - including this great offer across the entire range of new vehicles: 3 years servicing, 3 years, AA Roadservice and 3 years warranty. 

As always with Fieldays there is something special for those looking to upgrade their commercial vehicle.

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Toyota's new Fuel Cell masterpiece leads the NASCAR field

toyota mirai pacecarThe 2015 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle out in front as the Official pacecar for NASCAr last weekend. Click to enlarge.

The Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, has been used as the pace car at the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, Virginia at the weekend.

The Mirai is the first hydrogen-fuelled vehicle to head a NASCAR race. It led the Sprint Cup Series field to the starter’s green flag at Richmond on Saturday night Eastern USA time while emitting only water out of its tailpipe along the way.

"Having a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle pace the Toyota Owners 400 is a historic moment for both Toyota and NASCAR and we're proud it's the Toyota Mirai," said Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing, performance and guest experience, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "Bringing the Mirai to Richmond to lead this important race is another way for Toyota to showcase our innovation and environmental leadership."

Our award winning Parts and Accessories team are hiring. Are you the right part for the job?

150218-doty-parts107The award winning Bowater Toyota Parts & Accessories Dept with the 2014 Toyota Excellence Cup. From Left: Kieron Reilly (Manager), Gary Fitzgerald (Motueka), Emma King-Turner (Nelson), Barry Roach (Nelson), Gordon Palmer (Richmond)

Can you find a needle in a haystack?
Are you a fully fledged 10,000 piece JigSaw master?
Does the self assembly instruction sheet in the box of DIY flatpacked furniture present a suitably exciting challenge?

The skills required to be part of an award winning team that brings home the Parts Excellence Cup from Toyota in both 2013 and 2014 are varied and not what you would expect. For us it is all about communication - the ability to talk to our customers open and honestly, and the ability to grow our network on a local and national scale by engaging with all walks of life whenever the situation arises.

If you own a vehicle, or manage a fleet of them for your business or your job, you will have an appreciation for a great relationship with your Parts Dealer. Vehicles need repair. Always. As they age things wear, and accidents will always happen. Both situations mean repair or replacement. This can be a complicated process sometimes depending on your vehicle, the age of it and whether or not it is an import. 

The Bowater Toyota Parts and Accessories Department has won the coverted Parts Excellence trophy back to back partly because of the ability of the team to act locally, as well as nationally, but most importantly to think globally. Communication has been key to this success. The team has the ability to talk easily to their customers, more powerful though is the skill of listening to what the customer needs.
If you are a business and downtime means lost income it is paramount that any time in a workshop is kept to an absolute minimum. Having the right part to your doorstep, or to the workshop your vehicle is at is critical. Having a firm grasp of the stages in this process is what makes for a successful Parts Advisor, and this is exactly the kind of person we are looking for.  

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