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Bowater Toyota victorious again at annual awards

2022 Toyota Supreme Award winners

The team at Bowater Toyota were very excited and proud to have been crowned 2021 Toyota New Zealand Supreme Award winners in a virtual event held online last night.

This penultimate award was ontop of the award they had won moments earlier, the 2021 President’s Trophy for outstanding customer service.

Hilary Barry, Toyota NZ CEO Neeraj Lala, and Toyota NZ General Manager of New Vehicles and Product Planning Steve Prangnell, were on the set of the online awards to deliver the outstanding results to Tony Bowater and the management team that had gathered in the new showroom in Achilles Avenue.

It was the 5th time in the last 8 years that Bowater Toyota have won this Supreme Award, cementing their place as industry leaders amongst the dealer network of one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands.

The all new 2021 Toyota Highlander hybrid. Big SUV energy. Small car energy footprint.

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As we all look to the future it has become clear that our motoring needs are changing. You can make changes NOW that will have great impact on your energy footprint whilst not altering your day to day experience.

The all new ranges coming from Toyota are giving us all new options.
The new 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for instance means no compromises for the busy family. It is still a 7 seater, still AWD, and it can still tow up to 2000kg braked, but only has the fuel consumption of 5.6L/100km, and an EV mode.

Drive Away from $63,990
Finance Weekly from $287.66

Check out the video we made below with Toby from Bowater Toyota.

Toyota disappointed in misinformation around electric utes

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Toyota New Zealand has confirmed today that it has no plans to bring in an electric Hilux in the next 18 – 24 months.

“I’d like to reiterate that we do not have any plans for a battery electric Hilux in our line-up in the next 18 – 24 months,” says Neeraj Lala, Toyota New Zealand Chief Executive Officer.

“It is irresponsible to suggest that customers stop buying non-electric vehicles immediately until there is an electric option available. The range and volumes of EV’s needed to meet demand is simply not available, and many customers still need a vehicle to transport their family or operate their business.”

There have been 5,296 EV sales over the last five years, and of these 45% fall into the luxury market. In comparison, there have been 23,257 hybrid sales over the same period.

“Our extensive hybrid range has allowed us to contribute to 43% of the overall reduction of CO2 emissions over the past five years in New Zealand,” says Mr Lala. “Hybrid technology is more readily available and is significantly more affordable for everyday kiwis. Battery electric technology is coming but is not quite there yet.”

“As a brand we are focused on achieving affordability of low emission technology for everyday kiwis, not just the top 2%.”

Toyota Land Cruiser gets a major refresh in its 70th year

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Globally launched today, the new Land Cruiser 300 epitomises the quality, reliability, durability, and safety that customers have come to expect of the Land Cruiser badge, in an all-new modern package.

In New Zealand’s rugged terrain there are times when you just need a big strong diesel engine, a ladder chassis, and a terrific four-wheel drive system. The new Land Cruiser 300 has all those attributes and more.

It remains the benchmark for a go-anywhere, conquer-anything four-wheel drive. It marries that extreme functionality with a premium interior fit-out, contemporary exterior styling and the latest in driver assistance technology.

The legend, redesigned. The All-New Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series has been unveiled globally, showcasing 70 years of world-class design. Featuring a more powerful twin-turbo V6 diesel engine and improved capabilities on and off the road, the #LC300 lives up to expectation. Coming to the team at Bowater Toyota towards the end of October, you can get your name on the list now.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Thursday, 10 June 2021

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