About Us

W.R. Phillips Volkswagen Taranaki is a family operated business since 1946.

The Company was founded by the late Mr W.R.Phillips who previous involvement in the motor industry spanned two decades.

With over 70 years in business the dealership has been trading for four generations:

  1. W.R Phillips (Bill),
  2. Bill’s son’s - Neil and Rex Phillips,
  3. Neil’s son - Paul Phillips – Current Dealer Principal,
  4. Paul’s son - Ryan Phillips – Current Sales Manager

History of Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda with W.R. Phillips

W.R. Phillips has been part of the Giltrap Group, known as European Motors Distributors, since 2001 when we were appointed as a full Sales and Service Dealer for Volkswagen Taranaki.

In 2004 the Giltrap Group announced the dealership as an After Sales Dealer for Audi Taranaki, then in 2008 an After Sales Dealer for Skoda Taranaki.

We chose to be an authorised Volkswagen, Audi and ŠKODA dealership as we share these brands’ goals and ambitions, their passion for stylish design and practical function, their drive for innovation, and their culture of supporting our communities.

Our Community Our Team

We know how important it is to support our community and we are proud to be involved with the following organisations.

  • Major Sponsor of Sport Taranaki since 2001
  • Life Education Trust
  • MS Taranaki
  • Cut A Trail
  • Taranaki Retreat
  • Lachlan Boshier – Chiefs Rugby
  • Motatapu Mountain Bike Racing

Our team have a passion for encouraging exercise and healthy living among our society, and that’s why we’re proud to support a range of organisations and individuals through our own local activities.

Feedback

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Our Location

W.R. Phillips Volkswagen Taranaki

156-158 Devon St W, New Plymouth 4310

Sales Phone: (06) 968 5679
Service Phone: (06) 968 5676
Parts Phone: (06) 968 8841

Business Hours

W.R. Phillips Volkswagen Taranaki

Sales hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Service hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Parts hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm