Scion tC News

  • 2016 Scion tC Release Series 10.0

    Scion is on its way out with the 2016 model year. But to celebrate its 14-year run, at curtain call the brand is showing off some of its raciest JDM (Japanese domestic market) tuner potential yet—via a partnership with Kei Miura, in a special 2016 Scion tC Release Series 10.0. It's to be first shown at the 2016 New York Auto Show later this month, when Scion will also be rolling out some of its most daring special editions of the past. The list includes cars like the 2002 BBx concept, the 2009 Kogi BBQ Truck xD and 2011 FR-S concept. ALSO SEE: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 debuts with 640...

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    2014 Scion tC Revealed In New York

    The Scion tC coupe accounts for a staggering 40-percent of Scions sold since the brand’s introduction in the U.S. market 10 years ago. Though sales of the tC have fallen in recent years, the model is still a significant one for the Scion brand, and the Japanese automaker hopes that an all-new...

  • Scion teases the 2014 tC, to be revealed at the 2013 New York Auto Show
    2014 Scion tC Teased Ahead Of New York Reveal

    The Scion tC coupe used to be the affordable brand’s most popular model, accounting for nearly half of Scion’s total sales from 2005 to 2007. In 2006, its highest-volume year, the Scion tC sold some 79,125 units in the United States. By 2010, sales had dropped to just 15,204 units, and...

  • The 2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0
    2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0 Priced

    Scion has release pricing and details on its 2013 tC Release Series 8.0 model.

  • 2011 Scion tC
    In Defense Of The 2011 Scion tC

    This will be a partial defense of the Scion tC. I find myself in this odd position having read Bengt Halvorson’s less than glowing overview of the car. Mind you, I get where Bengt’s coming from. The tC has been upgraded, but it’s a poseur in the cheap two-door sports car market;...

  • 2010 SEMA Show: Shawn Baker tC Tuner Challenge live photos
    2010 SEMA: tC Tuner Challenge Live Photos

    Here we have a pair of cars from the SEMA Scion tC Tuner Challenge, spanning the gap from full-race to near-steampunk. We'd have a hard time deciding between the performance of the Steve Pangilinan car or the slick looks of the Shawn Baker entry. Speaking of the Pangilinan car, it's fitted with a...

  • 2011 Scion tC

    Exotic coupes are a dime a dozen -- actually, more like a million dimes each and up -- but inexpensive sporty hatch-coupes are a fading lot. From the ranks of the old Mitsubishi Eclipse, Toyota MR2, Acura Integra and even the Ford Probe and Mazda MX-6, we're down to a precious few two-doors you can buy for less than $20,000, and still have a good time at the wheel. The 2011 Scion tC wants to be in any place we talk about sports coupes and hatchbacks, so much so that Scion flew us out to San Diego this week to take our first spin behind the tC's wheel. After a day of looping around the hills...

  • 2011 Scion tC by Five Axis
    Scion Teams Up With Five Axis For Special tC Coupe

    Scion unveiled its second-generation tC Coupe at last week’s 2010 New York Auto Show and without any delay also rolled out a highly modified version to show off the car’s tuning potential. Developed in conjunction with tuning firm Five Axis, the special 2011 Scion tC demonstrates one of the...

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    2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Scion tC

    Launched in 2004, the tC quickly became Scion’s top-selling model and brought in a new generation of younger car buyers to the brand. Six years later, the second-generation tC emerges with an aggressive new look, increased driving performance, and a more premium feel. The car is fitted with a new...

  • 2011 Scion iQ and tC at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis
    Scion Shows New tC Coupe at 2010 New York Auto Show

    New Engine Delivers 180 Horsepower Of Fun

  • Tanner Foust drifts Mullholland Drive in Scion tC
    Video: Tanner Foust Drifts Mulholland Drive In 600-HP NASCAR-Powered Scion

    The video is a must-watch for any fan of speed, burning rubber, and power.

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    Tanner Foust's V8-powered 2009 D1 Formula Drift Scion tC

    Last year we reported on the RS*R 400hp Scion drift car that was competing in the D1 Formula Drift Championship. After its first successful seasoning campaigning the tC sports coupe in Formula Drift, Scion decided to return to the series in 2009 with another team supporting a second tC, and this is...

  • 2008 Scion Hako Concept

    Scion has confirmed plans to unveil a new “micro-subcompact” concept car at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The concept will reflect Scion's youthful image and represents a new segment for the brand aimed toward the growing urbanization trend. This basically means that Scion will be expanding into the minicar segment, which would coincide with previously speculation that Toyota’s iQ minicar could eventually be sold in the U.S. wearing Scion badges. Further strengthening the iQ’s chances of arriving on U.S. soil was the confirmation last year that the minicar was being...

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    Hollywood celebrities to take part in Toyota-backed charity race

    Toyota will be hosting a celebrity race next month with a star-studded field of competitors intended to draw audiences and help raise funding for numerous charities. A total of 20 drivers will compete and already confirmed for the event are a number of A-list actors including Keanu Reeves, who...

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    Scion announces tC Release Series 5.0 pricing

    The Release Series of limited-edition Scions gets another member this year as the tC Release Series 5.0 (tC RS 5.0) joins the ranks. The car will be unveiled February 11 at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, one year after the debut of its predecessor, the tC RS 4.0. Pricing of the new car checks in at...

  • 2009 Scion tC
    Fourth model and replacement for tC coupe in the works at Scion

    After a bright start almost seven years ago Scion’s sales have tanked and its lineup, which thrives on originality and freshness, is starting to show its age. The Toyota budget brand sold just 113,904 cars last year, down 12.5% on the previous year, and volumes are predicted to dip even lower...

  • 2009 Scion tC
    Scion confirms 2010 Canadian launch

    Scion has been on sale in the United States since 2003 but only now has Toyota confirmed the youth brand for the Canadian market. Set to launch north of the border in 2010, three models will initially be available: the tC compact sports coupe, the boxy xB and the xD five-door hatchback. The cars...

  • Scion tC RS 4.0 to debut at Chicago Show
    Scion tC RS 4.0 to debut at Chicago Show

    Toyota’s budget brand Scion announced today that its second limited-production model for the 2009 model year would be the new tC Release Series 4.0 (tC RS 4.0 for short). Due to hit showrooms in early March, the car will first make its debut at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. The 2008...

  • 2008 Scion tC steps in

    Toyota has revealed its midlife facelift for the 2008 model-year Scion tC coupe, which features new styling, updates to the interior and extra color options. Up front, the tC gets a new bumper with a mesh grille and blacked out headlights, while at the rear, the car gets new taillights and a chrome plated exhaust tip. Interior features now include silver-colored accents on the doors, new seat trim and a Pioneer subwoofer. Other standard features include iPod connectivity, a 160-watt stereo and the panoramic glass moonroof. Powering the tC is a 161hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine mated to either a...

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