It’s demolition time down at The Car Company, with contractors making way for a brand-new showroom.
The iconic, locally owned business is upgrading the dealership for a very special reason. With three sites – 202 Rutherford St, Haven Road and Tahunanui currently focussed on new and used vehicle sales, the 150 Rutherford premises are home exclusively to all BYD electric vehicles.
The new site is a must-have because as of August 3rd, 2023, The Car Company has been appointed as the official BYD dealer for the top of the south region. Having a dedicated showroom for BYD means the community can visit a one-stop shop and access a global leader in EVs, featuring the most cutting-edge technology.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen as the official BYD dealer for the top of the south in Nelson,” says Shane Drummond, Managing Director at The Car Company. “This partnership exemplifies our commitment to embracing the future of automotive technology while continuing to provide our valued customers with unparalleled service and expertise.”
Choosing to move to an electric vehicle is an exciting one, but it can also be daunting when it comes to knowing which model to choose. The Car Company’s Marketing Manager Sylvee Brennan says safety is at the top of the list of priorities for customers, alongside sustainability and BYD offers the safest battery on the market.
“BYD provides their batteries to other companies, including Tesla, Toyota, Ford, Mercedes, Kia and SsangYong. As well as their environmental commitment, BYD is known for their exceptional quality product and safety.”
With the development and expansion of the new dealership, The Car Company will offer a comprehensive lineup of BYD’s exceptional fully Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, and Plug-In Hybrids, catering to the growing demand for eco-friendly transportation options in the region. The newly built dealership will be ready in early 2024, but the BYD ATTO 3 and BYD DOLPHIN are available exclusively now, with the next lineup of models becoming available soon.Whilst the demand for EVs in Nelson Tasman is certainly growing, customers can rest assured that The Car Company continues to offer an extensive range of makes and models at its other branches. With literally hundreds of cars in stock, there is something for everyone.
Narrowing down the perfect vehicle for your needs is made easy with an experienced team across all dealerships. Simply talk to the sales team about what your preferences are; how many seats, recreational or commercial use, favourite colour, ute or saloon.
The team also buy / trade cars and have their own finance and insurance options available. Plus, if you require factory or aftermarket accessories, they have a full-service workshop ready for you. You can utilise this service on existing vehicles as well, you don’t need to have bought from the dealership to access this.
The Car Company was founded by Shane and his wife Sarah. Ben Brownie and his wife Wendy are also shareholders and together they have over 25 staff, 500 vehicles in stock at all times and well over 30,000 cars sold.
Whilst they are hugely successful after 27 years of being locally owned and operated, Shane and the team have earned a great amount of respect and trust in the community. They have formed strong ties with local groups and organisations, which they like to nurture through many sponsorships every year. From local sports teams to charity events, they are passionate about giving back to local people.
One of their most renowned charity ventures is their annual fundraiser for the Nelson Women’s and Children’s Refuge. Every year for one whole month they donate $50 for every vehicle sale, since 2011 they have raised over $100,000 for this service.
The Car Company invites the community to experience the very best in car buying with their friendly team. Visit them at 150 Rutherford St, 202 Rutherford St, 183 Haven Road or 1 Tahunanui Drive.
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