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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 1947, 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 dealerships 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.
Genesis, Hyundai New Zealand’s new flagship luxury sedan, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing – 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
A 5 star safety rating is ANCAP’s ultimate measure of vehicle safety protection for occupants and pedestrians. The demanding assessment includes a 64km/h frontal offset test and a 50km/h side impact test, along with a 29km/h pole test, a whiplash test simulating a 32km/h rear-end crash, and a 40km/h pedestrian impact protection test. A minimum number of active safety assist technologies (SATs) is also required.
The Genesis’ tally of 36.88 points includes a frontal offset score of 15.88 out of 16 and a side impact protection score of 16 out of 16. Genesis also scored 2 out of 2 in the pole test and a whiplash protection test rating of ‘good’.
Structural integrity and strength has been a key priority of Hyundai Motor Company’s engineering teams since development of the new ‘DH’ model Genesis sedan began six years ago. The vehicle uses advanced high-strength steel throughout its body structure, and has been designed from the outset to pass the world’s most demanding crash tests.
Chris Bowater and the team from Bowater Hyundai getting into the swing of the Nelson!
The 2015 Hyundai sponsored ICC Cricket World Cup is coming to Nelson next year, and to celebrate that it is just 111 days away, the Nelson City Council and Bowater Hyundai got together and planned a way to get excited, and raise some awareness, for this world class event happening in our backyard this summer.
The Nelson City Council has placed the official Cricket World Cup Display Ball and Countdown timer in the front window of the Bowater Hyundai showroom. The Bowater Hyundai team are pretty excited about this and all got in on the act when asked to get together to celebrate the 111 days to go, with an impromtu application of one of crickets least understood traditions, the Nelson!
The explaination is best left to an expert!
Check out the video that the NCC made of the day, including the stop off at Bowater Hyundai.
A very sedate looking Toyota Sienta - lets see what some thoughtful customisation can do for the look of this plain jane!
Thinking outside the box often results in some quite unexpected, and stunning results.
When you are on the hunt for a vehicle for your business to use as both a utilitarian tool and a mobile advertising platform, often different is better, as it is more memorable. What can be more eye catching, and motivating, than a heavily customised "normal" vehicle for a business all about enhancing your ride.
Mag and Turbo Nelson have quite a knack for having the ability, and options in their showroom, to take the ordinary and make it spectacular. Whether you are rolling with a much admired "vintage" Toyota Supra, or this quite innocuous Toyota Sienta, the impact is only limited by your imagination, and the ingredients you bring to the table.
Mix in a healthy portion of a well made and super reliable vehicle, some clever graphics from consummate professionals Mark and the team at The Signman, and some show stopping wheels and dramatic lowering from Mag & Turbo Nelson.
David & Aaron from Bowater Toyota along with 6 year old Sophia Eagle who took quite a liking to the brightly coloured 2014 Toyota Yaris.
Saturday the 11th of October was a busy day in Nelson. There was a lot on and the sun was burning brightly, luring the locals outside and to the beaches with the first tastes of summer.
That did not stop the hundreds of expectant and current parents from coming along to the Annesbrook Community Centre to enjoy the 2nd Annual Nelson Parent and Child Expo.
The team from Bowater Toyota turned up bright and early, some with their own children in tow, ready to answer all sorts of curly questions about vehicle safety, car seat attachments and whether or not the boot space would be enough to swallow a stroller, temporary cradle for the event of unplanned naps, 3 complete changes of outfits, various feeding tools, a play mat and assorted favourite toys, change mat and an enormous nappy bag for spontaneous trips to the park. Stuff that all new parents fret about.
We also contributed to the awesomeness of the event by putting up a great prize, a free weekend's use of one of our brand new 2014 demonstrator vehicles, to be won by one lucky attendee - and the winner is.......
- Breaking Ground at the Brook Sanctuary
- Will it all go sideways with the Bowater Toyota "Awesome 86" sled at the BMG Slush Cup?
- Bowaters are keen to drive new solutions to combat climate change
- Bowater Toyota are in the hunt for a new automotive technician
- Gigatown moves into a new gear, as Nelson reaches finals