• Feb 9th 2010 at 2:31PM
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2010 Scion tC Release Series 6.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Scion has chosen Speedway Blue for its latest Release Series special, the 2010 tC Release Series 6.0 (tC RS 6.0), that should start speeding into dealerships in March. Gotta say, we're digging the blue a whole lot more than the electric lilac color that they chose for the xB RS 7.0 that debuted in Los Angeles. This latest RS will land at the Chicago Auto Show this week, and will be limited to just 1,100 units stickering at $18,620 with a stick, or $19,420 with an automatic.

Like prior RS limited edition models, the tC RS 6.0 gets its bespoke hue and a host of other tweaks, including a matte-black vinyl graphic that's pure muscle car. In fact, it reminds us of the popular Mustang tone and a certain Challenger from the Dodge boys, although we wouldn't recommend lining up against either of those with this Scion's untouched 161-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

Besides the paint and graphics, this particular RS package also includes bright blue highlights on the seats and steering wheel, a specially tuned 200-watt Alpine audio system with iPod/USB jack, and a 4.3-inch GPS touch screen. More details in the press release after the jump and check out the high-res images in the gallery below.

[Source: Toyota]

Press Release

Scion Announces Pricing for tC Release Series 6.0, Will Debut at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2010 -- Scion announced today that its latest limited-production vehicle, the 2010 tC Release Series 6.0 (tC RS 6.0), will begin arriving in dealerships in March. The tC RS 6.0 will be on display in the Scion booth at the Chicago Auto Show, February 10-21, 2010.

The tC RS 6.0 comes painted in a vivid Speedway Blue that is currently not offered on any other Scion model. The eye-catching exterior is complemented with a unique matte-black vinyl graphic that flows along the beltline and features the RS 6.0 logo on the rear quarter panel.

Adding to the coupe's sporty character, the bright blue motif is carried over to the RS 6.0's seats and steering wheel. Front and rear seats boast color-tuned surfaces – black fabric with blue highlights – and the leather-wrapped steering wheel comes finished with blue stitching.

The tC RS 6.0 features an Alpine Premium Audio system with navigation that is flashed with a sound curve unique for the RS 6.0's acoustics and includes a 4.3-inch touch screen, iPod®/USB connectivity, 200 watts of output, RCA output connections, and HD RadioTM technology. The navigation system consists of flash-based global positioning satellite (GPS) navigation, turn-by-turn voice guidance, a three-dimensional map view option, and a tC RS 6.0 route-guidance icon.

Only 1,100 units of the tC RS 6.0 will be built, and each vehicle comes with a unique, individually numbered stainless-steel badge. The tC RS 6.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $18,620 with a manual transmission, and $19,420 with an automatic transmission.

The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $670 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

On February 16, visit the official Scion Release Series Facebook page at facebook.com/scionreleaseseries and "Get Inside the tC Release Series." Using Facebook Connect, visitors will be treated to a personalized virtual ride culminating into a 360-degree experience at Scion's most recent dubstep event.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      ooooh noooez looks like the SE-R has some competition in the irrelevant, expensive for what it offers, and underpowered category. FUN! If anyone wants to get really snarky we can talk fuel economy too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "(Tallest midget competition I know, but still)."

        lmao, well put.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Since when is the se-r underpowered and expensive for what it offers? It has 200hp and a competitive price in the compact market.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dream on Scion kids - that 6.0 decal and 70s ea muscle car decorations are pure wishful thinking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Beat that dead horse to a pulp, Toyota.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Came here to post about beating a dead horse. Leaving happy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It seems like the tC's been here forever. Time to change up the design Toyota/Scion!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its nice but a bit late.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "I suspect Toyota is holding out until the FT-86 is ready for production, the next tC being based on the FT-86."

      uuhhh... yea no that's not correct. Next gen tC based on the now old Fuze concept that was first showed in 1975..... LOL ok a while ago anyways
      The FT-86 is not related to the tC

      • 5 Years Ago
      Too many screens on the center stack. Nice exterior though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How do you make a sh!tbox even sh!ttier? Well, as you can see here it is quite simple: add more sh!t.

      A few Ford dealers called. They want their overstocked graphics packages for the previous gen Mustang back. They said they'd rather not see a few hundred dollars wasted on a car that is going to accelerate into the back of a (parked) Kenworth.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All Toyota really needs to do is lower the price. Thats what made them a good company. Basic cars with a basic price. Lose the graphics and added toys, price it at 15K, and it would be a lot of car for the money. That 2.4 might not be sporty, but it's good for the fuel economy and 87 pump gas. The 5sp should make it enjoyable to drive.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, they really have become the new GM, actually more like the old GM, by using paint and decals to add excitement to a boring brand. What, no big wing on the decklid?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Huge wings are hazard and can't act like a sail on a boat, causing unintended acceleration.

        Oh wait...
      • 5 Years Ago
      No thanks!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh. I am having a really hard time getting excited about this. The tC was really nice for the price when it was first released, but it it tired. the Fiesta and Focus kick it's butt now. These upgrades don't really mask that the design is old and needs a replacement. Send it out to pasture and give us something fresh, Toyota!
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