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Ebbett Toyota

Ebbett Toyota Welcome Pack

About Ebbett and Toyota

Ebbett Motors, established in 1928, was originally sandwiched between a Chinese laundry and a gunsmith’s shop in Hood Street.  They Focused on the popular General Motors products of the time; namely Oakland, Oldsmobile and Chevrolet.  These core marques secured the survival of a company bravely started during the world-wide depression by a young Alf Ebbett, who was later joined by his brother Ron.

When General Motors decided to separate its two product lines in 1938, Waikato Motors Limited was formed to operate the Vauxhall/Bedford franchise from the original Hood Street premises, while Ebbett Motors moved to a newly built dealership on the corner of Hood and Anglesea Streets, to represent the Oakland, Pontiac and Chevrolet brands.

Ben van den Engel (our current CEO) joined the company as an apprentice mechanic in 1970.  The business was listed on the NZ stock exchange but the Arab-Israeli war and high oil prices spelt the end of GM dominance in the market.

Since then, the Ebbett Group has expanded and gone from strength to strength. Representing 18 brands in total and employing over 400 passionate team members.

Our culture is shaped and defined by our core values.  They unite us.  They’re our DNA.  Our core values clearly describe and define who we are, how we work together and intentionally deliver extraordinary customer experiences that result in our customers raving about us.

Here at Ebbett, we are proud of the reputation that we have earned, based on our uncompromising commitment to living our values and providing the best experience for our clients.

About Toyota New Zealand

Toyota New Zealand is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan and in 2017 celebrated 30 years of vehicle market leadership in New Zealand. At Toyota New Zealand we constantly strive to deliver customer satisfaction and continually transform ourselves to meet our customer's unique needs and styles, passions and dreams. 

We never stand still.  We understand that cars are much more than just cars – they fulfil the needs of millions; no two ever the same, no desires ever comparable; always changing, forever on the move. That's why we never stand still – constantly pushing forward to meet new challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to improving everything we do.

Like Toyota's global promise, we take a sincere undertaking to our customers in New Zealand with their satisfaction always a number one objective.

Meet our team


Tony Coutinho


07 838 0499

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About our Technicians and our Service team

Ebbett Toyota houses over 30 expert trained technicians over three branches. With our exacting service and maintenance standards your Toyota will always be at its best. Our team will be in touch to remind you when your first service is due.


Toyota Care Service Advantage

Your new Toyota vehicle comes with a Service Advantage plan which has been designed to help you receive the best value during your vehicle ownership.

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Genuine Toyota Parts

Toyota Genuine Parts are designed and manufactured to Toyota’s exacting standards and come with a 2 year warranty.  All Toyota Genuine Parts maintain the integrity of your vehicle and keep your Toyota 100% genuine.

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Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota Safety Sense is a package of active safety systems designed to keep you and your passengers protected in all types of traffic. Around town and at lower or higher speeds Toyota Safety Sense can help prevent collisions.

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