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Scion Introduces Is Latest Release: The 2012 tC RS 7.0

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On: Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 3:20PM | By: Andrew W Davis

Scion Introduces Is Latest Release: The 2012 tC RS 7.0

Though it’s nowhere near as exciting as the (supposedly) forthcoming FT-86, Scion’s “original” coupe is nonetheless getting its mojo upgraded as the latest vehicle in the brand’s “Release Series,” the 2012 “tC Release Series 7.0” coupe.

In a combination of numbers that will cause most to re-read their press release, Scion calls the 7.0 the “first release series for the second generation tC sports coupe.” Due out “this summer,” the “tC RS 7.0” (as they abbreviate it) comes with all sorts of thingies and doodads and a special paint color and the like.

Look, I’ll just let Toyota—I mean SCION—lay it out for you…

“The 2012 tC Release Series 7.0 comes exclusively in High Voltage yellow exterior paint with contrasting black side view mirrors and black 18-inch alloy wheels. The tC’s aggressive exterior are further stylized with a TRD body kit that includes front and rear lower valences and side skirts. The front bumper incorporates a honeycomb lower grille that is unique to this Release Series.

“High Voltage yellow accents make their way into the tC’s interior with color-tuned black and yellow seat fabric, leather wrapped steering wheel with yellow stitching and an individually numbered badge. The tC RS 7.0 features Smart Key, a convenient keyless entry system that unlocks the doors with a touch of the door handle. The system also includes a red TRD push-button start allowing the car to be started with the push of a button. The use of the Smart Key system is a first for Scion.

“Scion will only build 2,200 units of the tC RS 7.0.The limited edition model will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,905 and $21,905 when equipped with a manual and automatic transmission respectively. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $720.”

Also of note are two audio systems for the 2012 tC from Pioneer, the “all-new” AM/FM/CD/HD/USB 300-watt standard unit and the optional 340-watt Pioneer Premium audio system which “has the same features as the standard Pioneer audio, but is enhanced with a 5.8-inch LCD touch-screen display, features iTunes tagging and Pandora internet radio connected through iPhone and six RCA outputs to add external amplifiers.”

I assume both systems’ availability is the same on the non-RS as well as the RS tCs—how’s that for some alphabet soup?—though the systems’ prices are the one thing Scion didn’t go into when drafting its multi-graph audio system over-descriptions.

I can tell you the prices for the actual car, however, as they did deign to announce pricing on the “base” tC for 2012: Not including the same $720 fee as the Release model, the tC will list at $18,575 with a six-speed manual and $19,575 with a six-speed automatic.

But back to the RS. In a fit of repetition Scion notes that "The launch of the tC RS 7.0 will be launched with a new advertising campaign, starring a very lighthearted Zeus on his Mount Olympus throne, who describes himself as the God of Awesome -- and then creates the High Voltage tC using his legendary lightning bolt. With the help of a lovely Muse, Zeus has a great time driving the tC and highlighting its features.

So, check out the clip, and if it looks like the car for you, run—do not walk—to your local Toyota/Scion superstore if you want in on this limited-edition tC. [Actually, maybe you better drive there. Yes, that’s DEFINITELY the way to go. But call first. It wouldn’t do to waste fuel while on the hunt for a fuel-efficient car, now would it?…]

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NEWZPHLASH | 7:03AM (Thu, Jun 30, 2011)

Awesome commercial, lmao, sporty ride for less than 20k, not bad, I like the sound system features on this too! Looks better in the charcoal grey an not yellow tho


Monniestrom34 | 6:08AM (Thu, Feb 2, 2017)

but now 2017 Best modern latest release scion Tc in the scion brand History.

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