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FREE BBQ EVENT!

We are proud to host the first ever New Jersey Dealers Care USO BBQ for the Troops, co-sponsored with NJ Cars. It is a FREE barbecue open to our neighbors and local community members. Join us this Saturday, July 15th, 2017 from 11 AM – 2 PM for delicious food, a chance to win awesome prizes, and games with the staff of Magic 98.3!

In honor of the United Services Organizations (USO) we are accepting donations. All proceeds will go to the soldiers and military families supported by the USO.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a great meal and the chance to will awesome raffle prizes like tickets to the heart of Broadway to see the Gazillion Bubble Show and The Imbible and the ultimate summer gift baskets!

Mark your calendars, we look forward to seeing you at the BBQ!

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The Ultimate Summer Vehicle!

The ultimate summer vehicle is waiting for you! The 2016 Toyota Highlander has the space, functionality, and comfort you need this summer to cross off the next thing on your bucket list.

Highlights of the 2016 Highlander:

  1. Third Row seating!

You don’t need to pack in your family and friends like sardines in the Highlander. Everyone can sit comfortably, enjoying the ride to your destination.

  1. Cargo Space!

Don’t sacrifice what beach items to bring for the sake of space. The third row folds flat to make your Highlander as accommodating as you need.

  1. Advanced Technology!

Don’t waste time getting lost and finding connection. With available Entune premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, you can easily pick the most popular burger joint while jamming to your favorite throwback.

The 2016 Highlander is now available in a Hybrid edition, giving you more miles to the gallon.

Feature Summer Accessories:

  1. Tow Hitch:

The Highlander has up to 5,000 lb. capacity, helping you fully prepare for your camping trips!

  1. Cross Bars:

If riding a bike by the beach to catch up to the ice cream truck doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does. Cross bars help you get ready for all your adventures.

 

Summer 2016 is right around the corner, let’s make it count!

Kidfest 2016!

One of our favorite events of the year is Kidfest, which took place a couple of weeks ago at the Rutgers gymnasium on College Ave! Local families visit for food and fun. I always have a blast meeting new people and getting to see John Pizzi a talented and hilarious ventriloquist, who was one of America’s Got Talent finalists.

We brought along the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Limited which drew a lot of attention! Although I drove the 2015 RAV4 previously, I noticed improvements that made the drive even more enjoyable. The sound system is clear and has a surround sound. The drive itself was very smooth, whether it was RT 287 or the tight and busy streets of New Brunswick, I felt like a had great control on the road.

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The automatic trunk, roof rack, and leather seats were just a few features that drew attention from everyone.

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Our candy table was very popular!

Not only did I get to meet new people, but I ran into some familiar faces including some of our very own customers.

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But first, let me take a selfie!
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These kids put on a great performance!

Kidfest is always one event Crystal Auto Mall looks forward to
participating in, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for next year!

Evolution of the Corolla!

Toyota has gained its reputation for building long lasting cars and it all started with the Corolla. The name Corolla was carefully chosen by Tatsuo Hasegawa, the Chief Engineer at the time, which originates from Latin meaning “crown of flowers.”

For over 50 years the Corolla has stood against the test of time, being an affordable and good quality vehicle. The Corolla was one of the first cars to include safety features like the rear back-up lights. The Toyota Corolla continues to be awarded for its innovation.

Let’s take a travel back in time to see how the Corolla has evolved through the decades!

First Generation:

First Generation (1968-1969)
  • the 1968 Corolla was the smallest car Toyota had sold in America up until that time!
  • Prices started under $1,700…the price of Louis Vuitton bag now!

Second Generation:

1970-1974
  •  The sporty SR5 models with five-speed manual transmissions are introduced

Third Generation:

1975-1978
  • The Catalytic converter included in the Corolla for the first time!
  • New Three-door hatchback was added in 1976

Fourth Generation:

1979-1983
  • In 1983 a new 1.6 liter overhead cam engine was included, offering a smoother, more powerful drive

Fifth Generation:

1984-1987
  • The Corolla GT-S became to a fun-drive-vehicle growing in popularity among drifters

Sixth Generation:

1988-1992
  • An entry level standard sedan is introduced to the line-up

Seventh Generation:

1993-1997
  • In 1993, the Corolla sedan and wagon moved up a size classification from “subcompact” to “compact”
  • By the end of 1997, corolla became the best-selling nameplate in automotive history, kicking its competitor the VW Beetle to the curb.

Eighth Generation:

1998-2002
  • The fuel economy improved by 10% from the previous generation with 31/38 mpg
  • It’s very common to still see an eighth generation Corolla on the road!

Ninth Generation:

2003-2008
  • Designed to attract a younger audience which eventually led to the creation of Scion
  • JBL stereo is added to the option of features

Tenth Generation:

2009-Present
  • The back-up camera becomes a standard feature
  • 2016 Toyota Corolla Received the NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating
  • 2016 Toyota Corolla Was Named a Best Buy Award Finalist by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

Turn Heads in the FR-S!

Your car is part of your everyday life; you take it to buy groceries and to pick up your date. With its dynamic engineering and unique style, driving to the grocery store just got exciting.

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The sleek and sporty silhouette draws attention! Scion has expanded their color options adding Ablaze Red and Oceanic blue to their list of bold colors. With standard features like the backup camera and the 7” touch display screen, awesomeness is found from the inside out.

As a matter of fact, Scion has redesigned the interior with a brighter silver color, including the wheel bezel, shift bezel, door grips, and the center side console ornament.

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The FR-S is easily customizable, so you can add your own touch to reflect your style even more.

Scion’s Pure Price program makes thing simple and affordable, eliminating the negotiation process, so there are no excuses!

So do yourself and your date a favor and get behind the new 2016 Scion FR-S!

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Newest Toyota Hybrid Addition!

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Toyota has surely made its mark in creating eco-friendly vehicles when it came out with the Prius in 2000. Even though the newly designed Prius hits dealerships this year, Toyota has an even bigger treat for us.

The 2016 RAV4 has been redesigned and is now offered in a HYBRID! Is this real life you ask? Yes, it is!

Let’s soak up all the excitement from the inside out!

Here are some great standard features that come with the Rav4 Hybrid!

  1. Dual zone automatic climate control with in-cabin air filterdual
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  3. Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation Appentune

You can pair your smartphone, like the iPhone to use  Siri Eyes Free which uses your voice to send messages and emails, get directions, and much more!

  1. Smart Key System with Push Button Start and remote power liftgate functionpush to start pic

The exterior has noticeable differences as well! The front of the car has a grill which is built with a more square shape and the back has newly designed headlights and taillights.

Adventure awaits you! With 33/34 MPG there are no excuses for postponing that road trip you have always wanted to take!

What to Expect for 2016!

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Happy 2016! The New Year is a great opportunity to refresh, start something new, or take on a challenge! The previous year has certainly been huge for Toyota, Mazda, and Scion at Crystal Auto Mall.  The building renovation was completed and we added many new employees to better serve our customers.

Even for me, when I first started working at Crystal, they had just moved into phase two of construction. It was great being a part of and seeing the company’s growth.

Throughout my year, I learned so much about the vehicles and the company. It was filled with lots of great experiences and the opportunity to drive different vehicles to community events!

For Toyota, Mazda, and Scion they revamped their models- raising the bar by offering great new standard features like the back-up camera and push to start!

So what can we expect for 2016?

To start with, Toyota is offering a car we already love in a Hybrid model. The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid offers a new look, better gas mileage with its eco-friendly engineering, and great space.  We can also expect the 2016 Prius with a makeover look as well!

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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2016 Toyota Prius

Mazda is coming out with their newly redesigned and highly anticipated 2016 Mazda CX-9! Its sophisticated new look is going to have our hearts melting in the spring when it officially gets released!

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2016 Mazda CX-9

For Scion, their newest 2016 model additions, the iA and iM, have been released. Rock the road this year in a brand new Scion!

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From left to right, the 2016 Scion iM and iA

So it doesn’t matter if the holidays are over, with these new models coming out, we are bringing back the cheer of giving!

We are still continuing our Facebook promotion, where we pay one of your monthly payments if you get the same amount of likes as your payment amount! Click here for all the info! 

There is going to be a lot in store with our new specials, deals, and adventures to take on with our community!

We wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! Cheers to what’s to come!