Welcome to the New Crystal Toyota!



June 23rd  was a monumental date for Crystal Auto Mall! It was the first day we officially opened the brand new Toyota Service drive.

It was nice  to see the look of awe as they pulled up into the brand new service drive and walked into the customer waiting area.


Catherine Germain, the Customer Relations Manager, was there to greet every cutomer and hand our female guests a rose.  I had the pleasure of handing out a welcome back gift to each service customer. The feedback from all of the customers about the new facility has been great.


After you check in with our friendly advisors, the glass doors slide open  and you enter our brand new jaw-dropping showroom. You can go up to the spacious waiting area or browse and see the newest vehicles offered by Toyota.



Customers can use the free  wifi, and sit and relax on the comfortable couches. There are complimentary refreshments and snacks at the new coffee bar.




Wifi Bar
Wifi Bar
Complimentary refreshments and snacks available!

There are no words to describe how thrilled we are to be using the new facility; we are just as excited as our customers…if not more!

PS: Please come check us out during our Grand Reopening Celebration event on July 23 – 25th.                

Tour the building and enjoy free gifts, refreshments, and so much more! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Check out some more pics from the first week!

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Gift Idea for Dad!

“Built for the workday that never ends and the family that never stops.”

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Is Dad looking for a pick-up truck for Father’s Day? Then he should look no further than Toyota’s Tundra!

This heavy-duty truck is unlike its competitors because its large size delivers great capability and far better handling.

It can tow over 10,000 pounds and haul more than 2,000 pounds. Whatever job you are looking to get done, you can trust the Tundra to do so. With the Deck Rail System, it is easy to keep equipment and materials organized and in place in the large bed.

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Made in America, the Tundra comes in six different grades, so there are plenty of options for dad to choose from.

This spacious vehicle that offers first class ambiance is very powerful! With two V8 engine options, the Tundra is ready to work, play, and explore.

It includes features like the back-up camera and Entunes, and with optional features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Dad’s Tundra can be catered to his needs.

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Treat Dad and the family with this award winning truck!

FYI: Toyota offers a wide selection of pickup trucks, so if dad is looking for a smaller vehicle that will still get the job done, check out the Tacoma!

On behalf of Crystal Auto Mall, we want to wish all the dads a very


Supporting a Great Cause!


Last Sunday, on June 7th Crystal Auto Mall was one of the  sponsors at the American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure, a national biking event hosted in cities across the US, to raise money for continued research to find a cure, prevent, and help educate about diabetes.  Individual riders and teams biked up to 100 miles, raising as much money as possible for their family and friends that are diagnosed.

I volunteered to be a SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle driver. Tony, another volunteer, was partnered with me as we drove through Basking Ridge, helping to transport weary drivers and broken bikes.

Crystal donated the use of a certified pre-owned 4- door Tacoma, which was the perfect vehicle because we were able to easily pack equipment and multiple bikes in the bed, while the riders comfortably sat in the back seats.

This Tacoma comes with a back-up camera and touch display screen. Considering the number of k-turns I had to do that day, navigating unfamiliar roads, you can best believe that the back-up camera came in super handy.

I was thankful the truck came with a USB port to keep my phone charged to ensure it had enough battery life to take plenty of pictures. We also hooked up our dispatch radio in the power outlet, so we could coordinate with the staff  which locations to pick up riders from.

Many of the inside roads we traveled on in Basking Ridge had many potholes, but they were not match for the Tacoma’s 16 inch styled wheels.

The Tour De Cure was a huge success; it rose over a quarter of a million dollars! Over 500 riders with their family and friends attended. I had a great time meeting some of them and hearing the inspirational stories of people who are currently fighting diabetes.  And with free Chipotle for lunch, we all had a very fulfilling day.

Our prizes were a huge hit with riders and their supporters. We were happy to give away a complimentary pair of tickets to Dinner with the Boys, an Off-Broadway show in New York and a $50 gas gift card.

We are honored to have been part of such a great cause, helping make a difference in people’s lives and supporting our local community.

We look forward to continue supporting the ADA and their future events!

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Mazda CX-3

MAZDA rises to the occasion, taking the lead in creating a more compact crossover. We introduce to you, drum roll please… the MAZDA CX-3! The CX-3 is built smaller than the CX-5 and larger than the average sedan.  Expected to go on sale in the Fall of 2015, the goal of the CX-3 is to bring the exciting technological features of the larger models at an affordable price for people of all backgrounds. The MSRP is expected to start in the low $20,000.

There is a lot to expect out of the fifth KODO- Soul of Motion vehicle being released in the US. Of course, there is the SKYACTIV 2.0 liter 6 speed automatic engine. Mazda continues to strive to be fuel efficient with all its vehicles, the expected MPG is 29/35.



The CX-3 has an upscale appearance, both inside and out. Mazda is known for its impeccable attention to detail, which is what sets them apart from other makers and the CX-3 from other competitive compact cross-overs.  The seats are designed with premium dark red seat stitching with more shoulder room and legroom for utmost comfort. The back seats are elevated and set slightly inboard to ease conversation with front and rear passengers, so you don’t have to lean towards the front to hear the latest gossip! There are great standard features including push to start, Mazda Connect infotainment system, 7” display screen, and quality feeling in the controls and buttons.

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The CX-3 is designed to look like as though the car is always in motion…even when it is not. Every aspect is created to sleek and energetic, starting with the signature wing grill with seven fins.  The sharp design of the headlamps is created to look like forward gazing eyes. Mazda now has an entirely new paint process, with their unique metallic colors; the entire presentation of the car is distinctive.

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The CX-3 is highly maneuverable making it easy to drive through city streets and curvy roads. It is the sum of capability, comfort, and performance.