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Let's not beat around the bush. Reputations are earnt the hard way.

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The locals love the Toyota Hilux. It has been the regions top selling new vehicle for a very long time. There is a reason for that. We live in a demanding area, and the vehicles we need to use on the land need to be tough enough to cope. The Toyota Hilux has proved time and time again that it is, that is why the companies that rely on it keep coming back. Click here to learn more about the all new 2016 Toyota Hilux. 

Only the best car brands.

Written by Media Manager.

Buying a new car is a massive decision.
It will be the biggest asset most people will spend their hard earned money on next to owning their house.

Kiwi's love their cars, and are passionate about them. More so they are passionate about buying reliability, and feeling that they have got real value for money.

Since 1947 The Bowater Motor Group has been a leading light in the region when it comes to selling and servicing new cars to the wonderful people at the top of the South. 
We have had a great number of different franchises over the years and have learnt some valuable lessons over this long history, which is why we have got the franchises that we have. Toyota, Honda & Hyundai represent the class leaders in automotive design, construction and reliability. You can totally rely on the quality of these cars. If you are looking towards the top of the range, you can't go past Lexus. To experience a Lexus is to experience pure luxury and performance. Isuzu is a powerful market leader in truck sales worldwide. It is the world's largest diesel engine manufacturer, the largest truck builder and Japan's oldest vehicle manufacturer. They make the only ute made by truck makers.

In April 2010 the Bowater Motor Group added Geely to its already impressive portfolio of quality motor vehicle franchises thereby enhancing and expanding their total motor vehicle solutions available to the local community. The brand new Geely MK model represents a revolution in new car value in New Zealand, and is now available from the Bowater Motor Group.

What makes a successful car dealership is it's staff. Our staff are extremely loyal, with many in the group having been with the company for well over 10 years. Peter, the Service & Parts Manager for Bowater Honda has been with the company for all three generations of the Bowater family that have been involved with the businesses!

Meet the Bowater Toyota Team

Steve Webster - Sales

2017 toy stevew01Steve Webster moved here with his wife Gail and then two teenage daughters from London in the UK at the end of 2012. He came to Nelson after a varied career culminating in working for the NHS (National Health Service) as Technical Projects Manager. He joined us bringing with him an excitement for discovering a new lifestyle, making new friends and growing business networks in a brand new town.

He is an old fashioned kind of guy, with a love of old fashioned customer service - pop down for a coffee or tea and have a chat to Steve, he will get you into your dream vehicle easier than you ever thought. 
Click here to learn more about Steve, or to contact him directly.