TUSTIN, Calif. — Tustin Toyota/Scion is pleased to announce the opening of its new location, poised to become an Orange County automotive destination, in the Tustin Auto Center. The new 64,000-square-foot facility boasts one of the largest, most impressive automotive footprints in Southern California – with features and amenities unlike any car dealership in the area. Tustin Toyota/Scion carries the brand’s prestigious Image II status, making it a leader among other Toyota/Scion dealers. Along with Tustin Toyota/Scion’s previous location, which still offers certified pre-owned vehicles, both buildings now encompass approximately 100,000 square feet.
“At the new Tustin Toyota/Scion, we’re proud to offer our current and future Toyota and Scion customers with a unique experience in automotive service,” said RJ Romero, President, Tustin Toyota/Scion. “Our impressive new facility offers a customer-oriented environment where there’s something for everyone servicing their current automobile or searching for a new one.”
Tustin Toyota/Scion will mark the opening with a private gathering next month. The event will include tours of the facility and a presentation from a Toyota Motor Sales senior executive. During the event, Tustin Toyota/Scion will present two $15,000 donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Tustin and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. There will also be a special Katana Japanese sword presentation – unique to Toyota Image II grand openings – and be fully catered with a sushi bar, drinks and a liquid nitrogen dessert station.
Tustin Toyota/Scion will be the first LEED Certified automotive dealership in Orange County. Sustainable building strategies were considered early in the development to ensure green project design standards. The facility is one of the lowest kilowatts-per-square-foot Toyota/Scion dealerships in the United States. As a result, the new location will conserve a significant amount of water and energy usage each year.
Perched high atop Interstate 5 at the Tustin Ranch Road exit, freeway motorists can’t miss Tustin Toyota/Scion’s majestic “Jewel Box,” which blends light, color and automotive style into a 1,000-square-foot mini-showroom that provides Tustin Toyota/Scion with a signature design element to showcase the latest Toyota and Scion models.
Additionally, Tustin Toyota/Scion customers are treated to stunning design inside the facility. Upon entering, customers are greeted by a large reception area with a backsplash of bamboo stalks on glass paneling to complement the eco-friendly design. In the showroom, the Orange County transportation landscape comes alive through colorful floor-to-ceiling murals by artist Bill Hueg, preserved from Joe’s Garage, which depict California’s rich motoring history. Tustin Toyota/Scion was formerly occupied by Joe’s Garage, a longstanding Orange County automotive institution and museum that once housed a multi-million-dollar car collection and other memorabilia. The first mural portrays a classic Woody on the beaches of Corona del Mar. The second is of three cars outside a local Ruby’s Diner with an optical illusion where the front end of the center vehicle moves toward the viewer from every angle.
To complement the look and feel of Hueg’s murals and give the showroom a distinct, historic, Southern California feel, Tustin Toyota/Scion purchased a beautifully restored, bright yellow, 1970 FJ40 Land Cruiser, which is prominently displayed alongside a host of other current Toyota and Scion vehicles.
Tustin Toyota/Scion offers customers a hospitable atmosphere for everyone. From the busy executive to a bustling family, the dealership is part automotive storefront and part family entertainment center. The location features a lounge area, complete with custom furniture and opposing large LED televisions to help pass the time. Multiple children’s play areas with video games and puzzles occupy little ones while parents shop for the perfect new vehicle. For professionals on the go, Tustin Toyota/Scion is Wi-Fi enabled throughout and features a private business center – perfect for midday service appointments. The showroom is the first in Orange County to include a full-service Subway® restaurant, where customers can enjoy a convenient meal while they wait.
About Tustin Toyota/Scion
Located in the Tustin Auto Center at 36 Auto Center Drive, the new Tustin Toyota/Scion offers one of the largest selections of new Toyota and Scion vehicles. The certified service center offers services including new brakes, tires, transmission repair or an oil change by experienced and master repair technicians. Combined with the original dealership location at 44 Auto Center Drive, which provides certified pre-owned sales, the entire Tustin Toyota/Scion organization covers more than 10 acres. Recipient of several accolades including the President’s Cabinet, Board of Governors, Customer Service Advisory Board and President’s Awards, Tustin Toyota/Scion is recognized for a combination of operational superiority, high-volume sales and outstanding customer satisfaction performance. For more information, visit www.TustinToyota.com or call 877-240-8138.