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Drive your dream with Bowater Toyota

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. 

Understanding the Toyota Hybrid Synergy System

The Toyota Synergy Drive System.


The Toyota Synergy Drive system is now in it's 3rd generation. This revolutionary system is a world leader, and the synergy drive system is making it's way into more and more Toyota and Lexus models.
Well known for its clever technology and ease of use, it is full of ground breaking innovations so easy to use that you will more than likely never be aware that they are there. The Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive is a system that allows you to use your hybrid vehicle just like any other, or if you wish you can really engage with the vehicle and turn into your very own eco warrior!

The Toyota Synergy Drive system is an electric engine that works either independently or in conjunction with the petrol engine. It is a very smart system, and very different from other hybrids that just support the traditional petrol combustion engine. Toyota has been mastering Hybrid technology since 1965, with the 1st generation Prius released in 1997. Since then Hybrid technology has come a long way within the Toyota development, and is in an ever increasing range of models. If you wish you can currently enjoy the Hybrid Synergy Drive System in the Prius family of cars, as well as the Toyota Camry, the Lexus CT200h, and the Lexus RX450h. Overseas Toyota has released hybrid varients of the Yaris and the Corolla, with more models to come.

The 3rd generation Prius represents the pinnacle of automotive technology, mixed with remarkable ergonomics and stunning design. It is amazing to think that these cars are available to purchase right now. This really is the future, right here, right now. 



Toyota looks to the future of motoring.

The Toyota Hybrid System is now in it's 3rd generation, but what is planned for the future?
The Prius Plug In is well along the path of development, and has been rolled out into showrooms recently in Britain, so we could expect to see it in our showrooms in the not too distant future.

The difference with this Prius model is the much larger battery, and the ability to both hold more charge and deliver more power for longer.


The next stage may be a fully electric version, or perhaps a hydrogen varient. One thing you can be sure of is that Toyota have been thinking, researching and developing the future of motoring for many years, and will continue to be a global market leader in the realms of hybrid or alternative energy systems. We live in exciting times!

Meet the Bowater Toyota Team

Meet Ursula, a crafty administrator.

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Ursula Inwood joined Bowater Toyota in 2018, and is occassionally one of the friendly faces in the main reception for the store. Her main role is in  the accounts department working hard to keep everything in order. In her spare time she dabbles in craftwork, and is quite the accomplished in many different crafty disciplines.