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. Click here to find out more.
The Honda Jazz Tops The Lists
It's been massive for us at Bowater Honda. Infact it has been massive all across the globe. A brand new generation of Honda Jazz has arrived, with a youthful and stylish new shape, a wide range of options available from standard through to a super sporty Mugen version, a class leading new technology package, and a very affordable starting price of just $23,700. The whole world loves the new Honda Jazz, and here are some of the local awards for 2014 to prove it! Click here to learn more.
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 1947 - 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 yards from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone at every stage, new or used.
Hyundai Santa FE. Our favourite diesel family wagon, redefined.
How do you improve on New Zealand’s favourite diesel family wagon? The answer is in the detail. This stylish 7 seater SUV has been redefined for living life to the full. So load up the family, load up the toys and get ready to embrace the great NZ outdoors with the all new, redefined Hyundai Santa Fe.
Toyota 86: Funs' Back!
The all new 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 at just $42,586 (+orc). Click here to learn more.
Yesterday was a very special day for the Bowater Motor Group as we had the opportunity to give back $5000 to the local Motueka community.
During March our Bowater Motors Service Station site on High Street in Motueka changed branding from a Shell Station to a new Z Station. Part of this process was the nationwide Z initiative of donating $5000 to local charities as determined by the customers themselves.
For Motueka the charities up for the donations were the Motueka Recreation Centre, the Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital, the Motueka Regional Ambulance and the Motueka Riding for the Disabled.
The $5000 donation was split between these charities depending on the number of votes they received from our Z Bowater Motors customers.
The mud, the action, the chaos, the extremely awesomeness of it all! This is what Extreme Off Road Challenges are all about. It is a chance to put drivers, winch operators, strategists, support teams and most of all machines to the ultimate test against the toughest elements you could ever imagine. Throw this all together on the wild West Coast of the South Island and you have got all of the necessary elements for an incredible weekend of mud covered off roading action.
This year the West Coast lived up to it's reputation and dumped rain on the track and the event just adding to all of the drama. We sent the freshly cleaned and polished, indestructible red Toyota FJ Cruiser down to the challenge with our Bowater Toyota sponsored Off Road race team to cover the weekends action.
The team performed very well coming in second overall for the event. We have got a very nice collection of photos (scroll down) and a video to come that will get it's first showing at the post match function at Bowater Toyota on Friday evening 18th May.
The Challenge Begins! We want to find Nelson's best eco drivers.
From today, and for all of May, we invite you all to take the Toyota Prius Challenge. It is very simple, and will only take 15-20 minutes of your time, but may change your driving habits forever!
The all new 2012 Toyota Prius C is the newest member of the most fuel efficient vehicle range on the market. The Toyota Prius C is compact, very efficient, very economical and very affordable - it is the cheapest hybrid you can buy and very comparable to other compact car prices. Come down any day between 12-3pm to take the challenge, and see just how easy it is to be a little greener each & every day, whilst saving you money at the same time! Click here to learn more about the Prius Challenge.
This week we were getting the Toyota FJ Cruiser all ready for it's big trip down the West Coast as a support vehicle for the Westport Challenge. The FJ got all polished up ready for pickup on Friday afternoon, even after we had told everybody that we were going to take it out for a test run to get some footage before the event. I guess no one believed we would get it all dirty.....
We ventured out to the best place you can easily go extreme 4X4 crazy - Happy Valley Adventures on the road to Cable Bay, just 15 minutes north east of Nelson. What happened next is pretty funny.