About Scion tC
The Scion tC is a small vehicle manufactured by Toyota under the Scion brand. The name tC stands for "Touring Coupe." Since 2011, the Scion tC has been sold in the Middle East, China, and South America under the name Toyota Zelas. The name derives from the Italian word, meaning "passionate" or "fiery." The Scion tC has a chassis identical to the Avensis, with MacPherson strut front and double-wishbone rear suspension. It is affordable, and Toyota uses only "single-spectrum" pricing. This generation will not be sold in Canada. A watered-down version of the Scion tC, called the Spec Package, was also offered without many standard features. The Spec Package replaced the 17-inch alloy wheels with 16-inch steel wheels with seven-spoke guards and included simplified interior and exterior styling.
In 2007, for the 2008 model year, the tC was slightly redesigned, including a new grille and new headlights and taillights. The new model was introduced at the New York Auto Show in April 2010 and arrived in U.S. dealerships in October 2010. Performance has increased. The new engine was taken from the Toyota Camry and was the I4 2AR-FE. The chassis is still a variant of the Toyota Avensis, as in the first generation, and the model uses a third-generation chassis. The second generation is a scaled-down version of the Fuse concept, with a similar rear window but with XB-style tinted A-pillars. The headlights, taillights, and grille have been redesigned to give the car a more muscular and angular look.
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The Scion tC now comes standard with stability control. The vehicle was originally offered with a TRD Charger and a special five-axle basket kit, but both are no longer available. The tC remains popular with tuners, and many parts are still available. This model appears in the Forza Motorsport 5 video game, and there is a body kit available for it. Initial sales of the second-generation tC did not meet expectations, and the tC was redesigned for the 2014 model year following the introduction of the FR-S. Inspired by the design of the FR-S, the 2014 tC received updated LED headlights, grille, and taillights. Production of the tC was discontinued in August 2016 after the last version went on sale during Scion's vehicle recall. According to Toyota, the average age of tC sports coupe buyers is the lowest in the industry at 29 years old.
TRD also offers a compressor that is a modified Vortech compressor capable of developing pressures up to 20 psi. It was dealer installed, is under warranty, and is set at six psi. In 2008, Scion introduced a turbocharger with damage-resistant pulleys. TRD discontinued production of the turbocharger for the Scion tC in mid-2009. The company used a simplistic "pure price" sales model. Therefore, the tC was offered with only one trim level, and the only factory options tended to be body color and powertrain choice. The tC immediately became Scion's most popular model, accounting for nearly half of the brand's sales between 2005 and 2007, when it was at its peak, before being replaced by the upgraded xB in 2008. When the second-generation model was introduced, the company expected to sell between 40,000 and 60,000 units a year as the economy recovered.