Preview: 2016 Scion tC
Prepare to catch envious looks as you roll by in the 2016 Scion tC – the finely-tuned performance coupe with bold styling and a smooth drive.
New for 2016, Scion has upgraded the tC’s audio system to 7” Display Audio with a slick touch screen interface.
The tC sport coupe’s aggressive yet sophisticated styling was inspired by the Scion Fuse concept – making it a personal statement of strength as well as thrill to drive. Refined projector headlamps and the large front grille add to the premium look, while advanced LED tail lamps and an available rear spoiler complete the picture. Riding on wide, low profile tires mounted on unique 18” aluminum alloy wheels and capped by a panoramic glass roof with power moonroof, the tC stands out in any crowd.
Inside, the tC is modern and surprisingly spacious, with room for five. tC’s sporty looks are not only eye-catching, but functional. Bucket seats feature robust bolsters to keep driver and front passenger firmly in control during hard cornering, while a one-step walk-in feature makes it fast and easy to pick up friends along the way.
The driver-focused cabin features a thick, three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel that provides a premium racing feel and instant feedback from the road. Precision-milled instrumentation houses important controls and meters – including the Scion Drive Monitor, a multi-information display, tachometer, dual trip odometer, and more – while a metal-tone centre console features a cast aluminum and soft-touch electronic buttons for a premium feel. The 7” Display Audio system – new for 2016 – features eight speakers, a touch-screen interface, advanced voice recognition, USB input, and an Aha Audio System for Internet Radio, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.
Available in a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, the tC lets you take control of your drive. Carefully-tuned front and rear suspensions deliver sporty dynamics and outstanding handling, stability and agility – while large brakes maximize tC’s stopping power.
The tC is also fully loaded with safety systems – from eight airbags and active front headrests with whiplash protection, to the six active safety technologies of Scion’s Star Safety System™.
Like all Scions, the 2016 tC is offered in a monospec configuration, loaded with a range of comfort and convenience features, that are all standard. These include front sport seats finished in premium cloth, rear seats with 60/40 split that fold flat to offer up to 417L of cargo space. Other features include tilt and telescopic steering column, power door locks with keyless entry, power windows with driver’s side auto down function, air conditioning, cruise control, a 12V accessory power outlet, power adjustable heated mirrors with integrated signal lamps, a front center console, and more.
In addition to its broad list of standard features, every Scion tC is a blank canvas, ready for your personal expression. Available upgrades include: leather seating, a navigation system, Bongiovi Acoustics digital signal processing system, fog lights, and a broad selection of factory personalization parts and accessories, including high performance parts from Toyota Racing Development.
The 2016 Scion tC is now on sale at Hallmark Scion, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $22,285 for manual transmission models and $23,585 for those equipped with the automatic transmission.