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YOU CAN DRIVE YOUR DREAM,
AND WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.

OUR HISTORY IS JUST THE BEGINNING!

Your car is probably your next biggest asset to your home, and you will spend a considerable amount of time in your car over your lifetime.
Life is too short to be worrying about your car. You need a car that suits your lifestyle. 
We have a comprehensive range of the world's best valued and most reliable cars ready for you to experience. You can drive your dream today. It is that easy.   

Since 1945, The Bowater Motor Group has been providing the Nelson region with quality vehicles and servicing that is second to none. Now, even more so than ever before, it is possible to drive your dream.
The future of car technology has arrived.
With our stores, showrooms and customer centres spread all over the wider Nelson region we are confident that our long history in the area means that we not only know what works best around here, but what will work best for you.   

Think Bowaters and three things come to mind...
Quality, excellence and vehicles to suit a lifestyle.

Whether for urban, business or off-road, let Bowater's begin your journey.
If you're going somewhere - The Bowater Motor Group will take you there.

Hyundai unveils design of All-Electric IONIQ 6, an electrified streamliner with mindful interior design

June 29, 2022.

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Hyundai Motor Company today revealed the streamlined and timeless design of the highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in its IONIQ dedicated all-electric-vehicle lineup brand. IONIQ 6, which Hyundai describes as an Electrified Streamliner, is aerodynamically sculpted and makes innovative use of sustainable materials to reflect today’s EV customers’ values.

Inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy EV Concept, IONIQ 6 is characterised by clean, simple lines and a pure aerodynamic form that Hyundai designers describe as Emotional Efficiency. IONIQ 6’s electrified streamliner typology and mindful cocoon-like interior embody a silhouette for the new era of electric mobility, while the overall design theme of Ethical Uniqueness reflects Hyundai’s customer-centric commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.

“IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center. “The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the IONIQ 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers a personalised place for all."

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.

Qualified Automotive Technicians needed at Bowater Toyota

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Bowater Toyota is expanding!

An opportunity now exists for several Automotive Technicians to join our friendly teams at Bowater Toyota in Nelson, Richmond and Motueka. Experience in a busy workshop is essential and Toyota or Japanese vehicle experience is preferred - however this is not essential as we are happy to provide training. What is REALLY important to us though is your exceptional ability to service vehicles, your positive attitude and your desire to learn! A WOF certification is preferred for this role but is not essential.

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