• Mar 18, 2009
Scion has just about exhausted the mileage it can get from itsvarious and sundry "Release Series" editions of the tC, and the front-drive coupe is the oldest thing in Scion's lineup. There is, though, on the New York International Auto Show schedule, a Scion press conference. What would Scion have in store that would justify spending for a presser instead of assigning a flak to type up a .pdf and blast it out via email?

Vice president Jack Hollis has intimated that there's a replacement for the tC on the way within two years, and the sleuths over at Inside Line did a little digging for clarity's sake. Winding up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark website, Toyota has apparently trademarked the "tD" moniker, which seems pretty logical. Drawing a line from the name to the press conference, there's a good chance that we'll see a new coupe in the Scion lineup soon, but whether it's a concept or production car is anyone's guess.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      And the sport model with be named the StD?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Will there be a TRD version of the (S)tD?
        • 5 Years Ago
        How about a rear-wheel drive TRD tD, the Scion reTRD!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Since there is already a tC and an xD wouldnt they follow the pattern like they've done in the past and name it the xE? hmm
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a pretty nice car on its own merits, but it doesn't hold a candle to the Honda Civic Coupe. It's getting long in the tooth, and it's time for a replacement, so I'm glad it's getting one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let's hope they tune the replacement a little more like a Celica and a lot less like a Corolla.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's my point... it doesn't have to be overly powerful. All it needs is a nice efficient 4 cylinder on a relatively lightweight body that doesn't embarrass itself when the roads get twisty... basically a Scion Civic coupe.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh wait ~ replacement=successor. Nevermind. Nothing to see here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Given that there's a brand-new third-generation Toyota Avensis now on sale and that the tC used the underpinning of the second-generation Avensis, a replacement in the works comes as no surprise.

      The nomenclature is somewhat bizarre though, since it sounds like a turbodiesel motif.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good thing they are going forward and not calling it the tB. :)

      It's about time they replace this car. It's a good car, with a lot of value, but the competition has caught it. It's a great alternative to the anonymous Civic Coupe.

      What would I like to see - better MPG - hands down. And Toyota, don't BLOAT it up like you've done with the other Scions. If they increase the wheelbase 3" and length 2" and width 2" you'll kill your market. This shouldn't be a Solara replacement.

      PS. Keep the roof and add a 6-speed manual.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What do I win if I guess it will be a heavily modified Toyota iQ with a Scion badge?
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmm, who cares about the name as long the car will be cool
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would they really use tD though? Since they went with xD for the xA replacement? I would think they'd move on to another letter.

      I just hope they put out something cool though and no F it up. It scares me and excites me at the same time. Especially since I'll be going to NYC for the show...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Introducing the new tD. TA-DA!"

      /sorry, had to
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        you beet me to it! lol very nice!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they do their "racing" version would it be a TuRD TouchDown?

      I kid, I kid. But that would be funny.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw two other people suggest that the car will be the Toyota IQ rebadged as a Scion. I just sniffed out that the new concept will be a micro car, so this is looking likely.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Then scion is well onto it's way to being overly boring...
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