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All that Jazz – new Honda hatchback hits the right note says Automotive News

Written by Media Manager.

Automotive News started as a print publication more than a decade ago, and is now a leading automotive website and a TV show on Sky channel 83 Wednesdays 8pm. They got hold of the all new Honda Jazz, and this is what they had to say:

All that Jazz – new Honda hatchback hits the right note

The new Honda Jazz RS in another of the new colours in the bright new colour spectrum - Attract Yellow Pearl.

One of the strengths of the previous Honda Jazz was the way the seats folded every which way – one of its weaknesses was its jiggly ride.

The so-called ‘magic seats’ in the new third-generation Jazz are still as flexible, folding 18 different ways. Take it as read that tumbling the seats one way and the other is a standout feature. It’s as if Honda’s interior designers used a rubik’s cube to work things out.

But its engineers relied on something less perplexing to fix the fidgety ride. A valve change in the shock absorbers and a tweak here and there in the spring settings helped that.

That’s the first impression of the five-door hatchback after a brief drive around Auckland. The second was of a small car chockablock with equipment, all seven variants: S, RS, RS Sport, RS Mugen.

It begins with the entry-level S Jazz with its 10 cupholders. Standard kit includes 15-inch alloys, reversing camera, sat-nav, Bluetooth, touchscreen, hill start assist, a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage, a first for Honda.

Autotalk talking up the new Honda Jazz

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Automotive Industry Magazine Autotalk has had a bit to say about the soon to be released new generation honda Jazz.

Honda wants great things from new Jazz

The 3rd Generation Honda Jazz RS in one of the vibrant new colours on offer - sunset orange - at a lower price than that model it replaces.

Honda has laid down the gauntlet to the light and small car market, it wants to double sales of its new Jazz.

Honda hopes that the value for money proposition offered by the new Jazz hatchback will see the car increase its market share from more than 900 sales last year to more than 1,800 this year.

The entry level 1.3-litre Jazz S offers a reversing camera, satellite navigation, bluetooth, touch screen, alloy wheels, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, magic seats, and a five year warranty from $23,700.

Honda are bringing the Power of Dreams to Victim Support's 2014 National Lottery

Written by Media Manager.

Donna Smith from Nelson / Tasman Victim Support at the Richmond Mall where tickets are being sold at the moment. Just $5 will get you a ticket, and a chance to win over $48,000 worth of prizes. 

Honda New Zealand have put up their hand to be a major part of this years 2014 Victim Support fund raiser, "The Power of Dreams National 2014 Lottery".

The goal is to raise money for this hard working and sadly essential charity through the selling of 35,000 raffle tickets. The prizes are fantastic. For just $5 a ticket, or $20 for a book of 5 tickets you have the opportunity to win over $48,000 worth of prizes, and you also get the warm fuzzies of helping support a great charity at the same time!

  • 1st Prize: a Honda CRV-s car + orc worth $40,492 and you get to choose the colour!
  • 2nd Prize:Travel & Accommodation to Japan for two value $4,470
  • 3rd Prize: $2,000 Mitre 10 Giftcard
  • 4th Prize: Luxury weekend in Wellington, value $784
  • 5th Prize: $500 MTA Giftcard

You can purchase the tickets from Bowater Honda in Achilles Ave, or from Victim Support at the Richmond Mall over the coming 6 weeks. They will be out there on and off, usually around lunchtime parked up next to the Honda CR-V in the main eastern entrance. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and we will let you know when the Victim Support team will be around.
Tickets went on sale from the 1st of May and are available until the 24th June, with the draw taking place 10am on Monday 7th July.

Update: Time is running out - the ticket sales must end on June 24th!

Win a new Honda CR-V with a simple drive

Written by Media Manager.


We all love the Honda CR-V here at Bowater Honda. It is a very popular vehicle as it is a great balance of size, technology and price. At a base starting price of just $34,900 (+orc) it is very competitive for all of the features and lifestyle options it provides.

This cleverly designed car will fit perfectly into your family or lifestyle, into whatever role you need it to be. It is up for almost anything, and it is the perfect size to make it work!
Not too big, and not too small, and now you could win one just for going on a short drive!

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Thats right - win a new Honda CR-V!

All you have to do is come by Bowater Honda and take a 2014 Honda CR-V for a test drive before 30th June 2014 and you will go into the draw to win one - and the winner of the great CR-V SN model can even pick the colour they want!

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