“[Canadians] looking to make a unique statement on the road or track will want to check out the Scion tC Release Series 8.0, featuring exclusive exterior design accents, interior finishes, and more,” said Larry Hutchinson, senior executive director, Toyota Canada, in a statement.
According to the company, the Scion tC Release series 8.0 is immediately recognizable with its Absolutely Red paint and full skirt package, plus rear spoiler and centrally-located exhaust. The look is completed with 18” aluminum alloy wheels featuring a black gloss finish. Inside, colour-tuned seat fabric sports an accent stitch and each Release series 8.0 model is fitted with a unique, numbered badge. Those ordered with an automatic transmission also receive steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
All Scion tC models deliver high-style, driving fun and room for driver plus up to four friends, said Toyota Canada, adding that 60/40 split folding rear seats maximize versatility by making more room for gear, and every Scion tC is factory-equipped with a full range of performance, style, convenience and safety features.
The tC comes with a 180 horsepower, 2.5L four-cylinder engine matched to a choice of transmission – a six-speed manual (7.9L/100km city/highway combined) or six-speed automatic with gate type shifter (7.7L/100km city/highway combined).
Sporty acceleration, finely-tuned suspension systems featuring stabilizer bars, front wheel drive and highly responsive electric rack & pinion power steering combine to deliver driving fun and confidence, while large disc brakes and the six active technologies of the Scion Star Safety System maximize control, said Toyota Canada.
Additional safety systems include active front headrests with whiplash protection, all-position three-point lap and shoulder belts, and a suite of eight airbags, including dual-stage airbags plus knee airbags for front seat occupants.