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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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    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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    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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GR Garage Launch

Come and join us 5pm Friday 2nd June at the Bowater Toyota GR Garage. Help Celebrate the launch of our exciting new space.

The Toyota GR range may be hard to own, but we are determined to make sure that they are not hard to experience for our favourite customers. 

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We are opening up access to 4 iconic GR models, including the brand new GR Corolla, via our Toyota Mobility Project App for VIP Club members. You can unlock and collect these cars to drive at your leisure, for an hour or for the weekend. The choice is yours. Join us to learn how this all works, check out our collection of GR vehicles with some to be seen for the first time in Nelson, along with some iconic classics we have gathered into our awesome new space. Hear about the GR story from the Gazoo Racing NZ team, rub shoulders with executives from Toyota New Zealand and enjoy some legendary Bowater's hospitality.

We will see you at 82 Achilles Avenue.

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Welcome to the Toyota Mobility Project

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The Toyota Mobility Project Pilot is now completed as of 31st January 2024. Thank you to all involved for your support. We are now in the analysis phase as we evaluate the project and make a business case for a nationwide release.

The Toyota Mobility Project takes mobility and turns it into a service for everyone.
This exciting new payment for access model means you get use of the right vehicle, at the right time, for only as long as you need it.

Book a vehicle from your phone from the wide range on offer, for 30 minutes or several hours, unlock it via the App, and drive away. Fuel is included up to 70km on bookings 2 hours or less. Drive it further, or have it for longer, and the cost of extra fuel is deducted from your account unless you bring it back refueled.

Use the right car, for exactly the right purpose for 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 1 day or a weekend. The choice is yours to make. It is all about mobility for all, in the latest clean, safe and environmentally efficient vehicles one of New Zealand’s most trusted brand produces.

The Toyota Yaris Mobility Project car at the marina

A series of significant milestones for the team.

July 25th, 2022.

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The Bowater Motor Group acquired the Toyota franchise for the top of the south back in 1990, and as such as welcomed onto the team a large number of the existing Wrightcars Toyota team.

That was 32 years ago, and we are proud to say that we still have a good number of those same individuals still with us and celebrating some significant work anniversaries over this past few months. 

We love celebrating success and excellence and there is something very special about a workplace where so many of the team have chosen to literally invest decades into moving BMG forward. We thank them all, and are very proud to take a minute to celebrate these fantastic people.

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."

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