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    Toyota 86: On the Right Track!

    The Toyota 86 is a legend in the making. It is a return to the pure fun of driving. Rear wheel, front engined with a very low centre of gravity. It has been winning Car of the Year awards all over the world, including being named the Top Gear Car of 2012 when it was first released! Fun starts when you press the button. Click here to learn more. New or used, Bowater Toyota can put you on the right track!
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    Drive your dream

    The Bowater Motor Group are ready to exceed your expectations, and make it possible to drive your dream today. A local, family owned company, we have been supporting the community since 1945 - and selling what we feel are the best cars the world has to offer, and servicing all makes and models from onsite workshops we are very proud of. We have a range second to none, with new cars in the showrooms from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone, at every stage, new or used.
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    Need a a new Accent? See our Used Selection

    If you drive a small car, or are thinking about downsizing to a lower fuel use, more efficient smaller car for around town use, then you need to see the Hyundai Accent. This zippy little hot hatch has it all! Small on size but massive on features across the model range. We have a wide range of quality used vehicles like this one in our central Nelson Yard. Click here to find out more.

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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. 

The Prius Challenge is coming to Motueka

We have got some very exciting things planned for the month of June over at Bowater Toyota in Motueka. Our new salesman, recent Dutch import Michiel Overweel, is keen to jump right into the thick of it and start with the Prius Challenge for Motueka.

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The premise is much the same as the Prius Challenge we have held in Nelson - we set up a course and everyone can have a crack at it. The Motueka Prius Challenge will run for all of June, with the winner announced Monday July 2nd at 9am on our Facebook page.

This weeks leaderboard's top ten is getting close

The Prius Challenge is coming to an end here in Nelson, with a great showing from the locals.
Nelson really is a green city - on the whole most of those that have taken the Prius Challenge have posted some remarkable scores compared to other "green" cars out there in the market.

The differences between the Top 10 are small, proving that for even first time drivers a very effective fuel efficiency is possible to achieve with a little guidance from both the car and our knowledgeable team here at Bowater Toyota.

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With just a few more days to go, can you show us how green you are and top this leaderboard and win the all new 2012 Prius C for yourself for a week?

The Little Pig builds a solid Prius Challenge

Nick Marer from the Little Pig Building Co stopped by to do the Prius Challenge. His Nelson based building company specialises in sustainable practices and has great knowledge and expertise when it comes to straw bale construction.
Nick Marer and his family live in a straw house and want to help others experience the long term benefits of living and working in an environmentally sound, naturally well-insulated building. Last year The Little Pig Building Co entered the 2011 Registered Master Builders House of the Year and got a bronze award for their work on the Johnston House in Nelson.
They also build in sticks and stones too, well actually that would be more traditional timber and also brick.


Already being a proud Prius owner Nick thought he would have this one in the bag.
So how did he do?

Amazing 2012 Corolla Specials save you thousands

We are very happy to be able to offer this amazing deal on the all new 2012 Toyota Corolla GX 1.8L auto hatchback, saving you an amazing $7000 and we will even sweeten the deal with a free set of alloy wheels!

Offer valid until 30th June 2012.
Offer Extended! We have 2 left that have got to go!


The Corolla is indeed New Zealand's favourite car, and has been so for the last decade. There is a very real reason for this.

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