It was announced lately by Scion, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., that the only limited-production tC for this year, the tC Release Series 5.0, will come with the TRD theme and will hit dealer showrooms next month. The tC RS 5.0 can be seen in the Scion display area from February 11-22 at the Chicago Auto Show.
It will come with gloss black body paint finish and a number of performance packs from TRD such as the 18-inch multi-spoke alloys finished in matte black with red trim and TRD lowering springs in red providing the car with an intimidating appearance.
The tC RS 5.0 comes equipped with a red TRD rear sway bar for added stability when negotiating curbs. A TRD logo marks the exterior of the tC RS 5.0 and powerful and distinctive exhaust sound is provided by the TRD sport muffler. Available later will be a black rear lip spoiler.
In the interior the TRD theme is maintained with black leather steering wheel with red stitching, black seats with red highlights and floor mats with the TRD mark including a floormat at the trunk. The car comes with unique numbered badging for added distinctiveness.
A limited production run of 2,000 cars will be made for the tC RS 5.0 and each will come with an MSRP of $2,300 on top of the basic price of the manual tC which is $17,000. A tC with an auto transmission will come with an MSRP of $17,800.
The black spoiler is available at $285 and this does not include installation. The fee for delivery, processing and handling is $670 for all the models of Scion and excludes the MSRP. These fees may vary between units sold by Gulf States Toyota and Southeast Toyota.