2011 Scion tC: official details, specs, photos and price

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Monday August 30, 2010

2011 Scion tC: official details, specs, photos and price

Scion revealed today the brand new 2011 tC sports coupe, a new car which introduces new styling, enhanced performance, and technologies. The new Scion shows a more aggressive design, inspired by the Calty-designed Scion FUSE concept. We can see a brand new grille and projector headlamps complemented by protruding fender flares, muscular rear fenders as well as a new shape of the rear taillights which flows cleanly into the overall shape of the trunk, completing the design.

The tC can be wrapped in an urban palette of seven colors: Super White, Silver Streak Mica, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Nautical Blue Metallic and the all-new Cement. Inside, the sporty design is continued. The front cabin design provides a driver-centered cockpit with spaciousness and freedom for the front passenger.

Also, we can see a new steering wheel with a flat bottom, providing additional thigh room, dual illuminated combination meters for the speedometer and tachometer, seat- memory function for both the seat and backrest, a large console box that can hold up to 18 CDs, two cup holders, a flat storage area in front of the console, an assist grip handle, sun visors with vanity mirrors and a map light.

The tC features a powerful standard audio system with a total of 300-watts feeding the eight-speaker sound package. With an emphasis on amazing sound quality, the tC's stereo system shares some speaker components with the Lexus LX 570, and features mid-range and woofer speakers that are superior.

Under the hood, the car features the all new 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine capable to deliver 180 hp (with 19 more than the previous model). Some of the standard safety features include driver and front passenger airbags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver knee airbag, and side curtain airbags.

Also, the car will come standard with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). New for tC and also standard equipment are Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and a brake override system. Pricing starts from $18,275 when equipped with a manual transmission, and $19,275 when equipped with an automatic transmission.The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $720 and is not included in the MSRP.