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Škoda Dealer of the Year Awards 2022

Škoda Dealer of the Year Awards 2022

On Friday the 19th of May our team at Robertson Prestige Škoda attended the Škoda Dealer of the Year Awards 2022.

Our incredible team won the following category:

  • Service team of the Year

And finalists for

  • Dealer of the Year
  • Sales Team of the Year

For it to be our first year representing the Škoda brand, this was a great achievement for us. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve these results. A big congratulations to Ebbett Škoda for taking out Dealer of the Year and all the other well-deserving winners!

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Electric Vehicle Maintenance & Servicing

Electric Car Maintenance & Servicing

Regular electric servicing and maintenance are essential to keep your electric vehicle at its optimal performance.

Regular maintenance of the battery, electric motor, brakes, cooling system, and tyres is critical to ensure your electric vehicle performs optimally for years.

Your benefits


While EV vehicles still need to be serviced as often as petrol and diesel vehicles, you still save money on maintenance.

Simpler Maintenance

EV vehicles are simpler to maintain due to having half of the number of components compared to petrol/diesel vehicles. EV’s use less engine braking, so there is typically less wear on the brakes.

EV Trained Technicians

Our fully-authorised technicians are electric experts. Our electric experts use genuine parts.

What does EV servicing involve?

Your electric car will require regular servicing, just like a petrol or diesel car. We carry out all the usual roadworthiness checks, but the rest of your service is quite different.


Oil changes are a thing of the past. While your EV vehicle doesn’t require an oil or coolant change it does require brake fluid and a windscreen washer solution.


Our electric experts will check if your charging cable is present and in good condition.


To ensure your battery charges correctly and maintains maximum capacity, our electric experts undergo a battery health check. We will inspect high-voltage cables and secure them if necessary.




To keep your vehicle as safe as possible we check the onboard safety equipment such as windscreen cameras. Similar to regular servicing we will check your windscreen condition and wipers and replace them if necessary. 


The battery in your EV adds weight to your tyres. During your EV service, we will check tyre treads and wheel alignment.


Your EV brakes traditionally do not wear as much as petrol/diesel vehicles. To ensure your brakes are at optimal performance we check your brake pads and rotors and replace them if necessary. 

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Driving EV

Driving EV

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as the world moves towards a more sustainable future. There are many advantages that come with sustainable electric mobility (not least in financial terms), however, the thought of this new electric era can be daunting to some. Our brands are electrifying with the times. Audi, Škoda, and Volkswagen electric range is constantly growing and evolving as new models are released.


Public Charging

 To make your electric journey more practical many public charging stations are opening around New Zealand. Shopping malls also have EV charging points available around town.

View the charging stations around the Manawatu region to help plan your next trip.

Home Charging

The most common question asked around EV vehicles is charging at home options. For this, you’ll need a home charging unit.

HRV is Audi’s home installation partner. If you purchase any new e-tron or TFSI e plug-in hybrid vehicle from an Approved Audi dealership, Audi will contribute up to $1,750 (incl GST) contribution towards home installation* of a HRV home EV charger and an e-tron RFID key fob for ChargeNet connection.

Evnex is Volkswagen & Škodas home installation partner. They currently offer 2 smart home EV chargers and a smartphone app that will allow you to customize your EV charging to suit your needs.

The basic rule for battery capacity is to keep the battery between 10% and 80% capacity.

Clean Car Discount

The Government is accelerating the response to climate change to achieve a carbon neutral target for New Zealand by 2050. The Clean Car Discount aims to help bring down transport emissions by making the purchase of zero and low-CO2 emission vehicles more affordable.

Rebates are available for Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles valued at $80,000 or less, with a 3-star safety rating or above.

The Clean Car Discount will apply only to new and used vehicles registered in New Zealand for the first time.

Our electric vehicle range

Thinking of driving electric? View our current range of electric vehicles that our brands have to offer.


When it comes to performance, these 100% fully electric vehicles compromise on nothing. Whatever you thought you knew about electric cars – forget it. Because this is the new standard and a glimpse at the exciting future of performance. It’s an evolution, a shift that changes everything. We didn’t invent electric, we just injected it with Audi DNA.


Experience pure electric driving that is uniquely Volkswagen. Introducing our 100% electric ID family range. With the sportiness of a Golf and as versatile as a Tiguan, we’ve redefined what’s possible. The highly anticipated and globally acclaimed EV SUV ID.4 and ID.5 are on their way to New Zealand.


Introducing the all-new Enyaq, Škoda’s first electric SUV. Striking styling, spacious interior, high-quality materials, and the latest technology are just a few of its many highlights. With its cutting-edge connectivity, state-of-the-art driver-assistance systems, and exceptional comfort, it is perfect for city traffic and long hauls alike.

Learn more about EV maintenance and servicing:

Ready to be a part of the future?

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Audi Excellence Awards 2022

Audi Excellence Awards 2022

Audi New Zealand has announced the winners of its Audi Excellence awards for 2022. Audi Excellence Awards honour best performing staff and dealerships.

This year the event was held at the stunning location of Ilex in the heart of Hagley Park in Christchurch.

The MC of the night was Hayley Sproull. Audi’s ambassadors, Sir Steve Hansen, Juliette Hogan, and Steve Dunstan also attended the event.

A huge congratulations to Craig Purves for winning the Provincial Sales Specialist category! 


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Dave Tarrant – Dealer Principal

We are thrilled to announce that Dave Tarrant, who will be a familiar face to many of you, has now taken over the reigns as Dealer Principal for Robertson Prestige. 

Dave has spent the last 5 years as our Audi & VW Sales Manager, which has allowed him to gain a real thorough understanding of these two brands, an ideal platform from which to launch this next phase in his career. 

This transition also paves the way for Mike to now concentrate his efforts on the wider group, in the capacity of Group General Manager. Dave is incredibly excited about his new role, as are we, his passion and enthusiasm is infectious! I’m sure you’ll all join us in warmly congratulating him!

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We want to buy your car.

Due to unprecedented sales and stock shortages out of Germany, we need more stock!

 And while we love European cars, we are more than happy to put an offer on anything.  The process couldn’t be simpler.  Contact any of our sales team, give us the details of your vehicle and let us do the rest!  

Robertson Prestige – 06 353 0605 or visit us on the corner Rangitikei Street & JFK Drive, Palmerston North

Craig  Purves – 027 543 7141   Dave Tarrant – 021 755 976


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Volkswagen Dealer of the year awards 2019

Volkswagen New Zealand held its Dealer of the Year awards night last Friday 6th March at the grand Town Hall in Auckland.

A massive congratulations to the entire team at Robertson Prestige. These awards are representative of everyone’s hard work, diligence, and unwavering belief in our brands. A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you!

Robertson Prestige was awarded the following;

Passenger Dealer of the Year – Provincial Winner 2019
Commercial Sales Department of the Year – Provincial Winner 2019
Passenger Sales Department of the Year – Provincial Finalist 2019
Passenger Parts Department of the Year – Provincial Finalist 2019
Passenger Service Department of the Year – Provincial Finalist 2019

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Luxury SUV Line-up

Without doubt, we have never before welcomed the new year with such a strong, stunning, striking line-up of SUV’s! 
Just take a quick moment to appreciate the images below (shot locally here in our wonderful Manawatu). 
From SQ7, Q7 and Touareg Black Edition, there is absolutely something for everyone!

Powerful and variable.  The Audi SQ7 delivers pure driving pleasure.  The family SUV feature high comfort and the latest infotainment features.  At the Dealership now!
The Audi Q7 – The versatile, luxury SUV.  A compelling driving experience, thanks to quattro all-wheel drive, a powerful design with plenty of space for up to seven passengers.  At the Dealership now!

VW Touareg Black Edition – The Touareg is setting new benchmarks with its expressive and forward-thinking design.  Not to mention its under-stated elegance.  The V6S R-Line Black Edition will take your breath away.  You really do have to see this vehicle in the flesh to appreciate its stunning aesthetics.  At the Dealership now!

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She Loves Golf 2019

The first #shelovesgolf event in New Zealand for 2019 was held Wednesday 18th September. We had the privilege of partnering with Orlando Country to host a private launch event.

She Loves Golf is a nationwide initiative, created with the intent in mind of sharing the love of golf far and wide, receiving rave reviews nationwide.

A wonderful evening  was had by our guests, taking part in the She Loves Golf session with wine and grazing platters during golf lessons and socialising on the range.

A massive thanks to Orlando Country for being exceptional hosts, as always it’s a pleasure working alongside your team.