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2010 Scion tC Release Series 6.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Take a good look at the Scion tC Release Series 6.0... it's kind of a big deal. Last year, Scion offered up 2,000 tC Release Series 5.0 models. This year, the new Release Series 6.0 will be almost twice as rare, with just 1,100 such models planned for production. Better get yourself in line now.

To recap, this special tC comes painted up in Speedway Blue, which looks even more like Chrysler's classic B5 Blue in person than it does in pictures, along with some very Challenger-esque flat black stripes. So, what we have here is obviously a pint-sized muscle car, right? Well, not exactly. With the same exact 161-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as all the other tCs sharing roadways, muscle isn't really in this car's vocabulary.

It's not all bad news, though. The 200-watt Alpine audio system with iPod/USB jack and 4.3-inch GPS touch screen do come standard for the car's $18,620 (with a stick, or $19,420 with an automatic) asking price. Check out the high-res image gallery below and click past the break for the press release.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.
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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
      I love the Scion TC and think is a good lookin coupe but the black stripe and horrbile rims here do it more harm then justice... Just add some good TRD parts and the car is a winner.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The tC was a great car when it made its entry in 2005. I dont know of any sports coupe that was more attractive to buy brand new for less than 17,000USD in 2005. but its been beaten to death with this horrible Release Series ideas. Honestly I haven't seen any RS tC past the 2.0(its was blue with a mesh grille?) on the streets anyways.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Um, the wheels look nice and so does the paint color. Overall, I think it's a decent looking car. Just loose the stripe, extra toys and BS markup.

      Toyota's never cared about being the fastest. Most Toyota owners don't care that they don't have the fastest car. They don't need to have fast cars. It's more about fuel economy, low cost to own, and reliability.

      • 5 Years Ago
      My point exactly! You must be female or a feminine male as a prerequisite to purchase this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The black stripe has to go. It's time for the car to go too. (replaced)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Scion customization is ridiculous. Compare "customization" on the MINI website vs on the Scion website. Oh wow! You can choose the color of the tire stem caps! KOOL!!!!

      I once built a Scion and said "no" to all the "options", because they were all completely silly ones that served no purpose. Still true today. Perhaps Scion itself also serves no purpose?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The tC nothing but the japanese equivalent of a clapped out VW Jetta: a girl's car.

      Still waiting for Japan to top the Cobalt SS's performance.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd have a Saab over this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's not really fair showing it with the $1000 optional TRD wheels....
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Challenger-type stripes are rather nice, but the basic styling is uninspired, especially for a so-called sporty car. Hopefully a redesign will cure that. For the power and price, you can get a fun and useful car. It's called the Subaru Impreza 2.5i.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the color (I'm a big fan of black on blue), but it is disappointing without a performance boost. I'd hoped they would've at least done away with that awful wrinkly plastic on the interior as well.

      I still think these are pretty nice little cars though. There's a mile of space for people in the back and it's got a nice shape. It is getting fairly old though, although I'd rather not see a completely new version until Scion proves they can come up with a decent new design. The newer xBs and xDs just look awful.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is a promotion for this release that just launched.


      Pretty cool.
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