• Aug 22, 2010
2011 Scion tC - Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota's MC platform supports a range of the company's models from the Corolla to the Venza, and it also does duty under the Scion tC. With Scion having just introduced the new 2011 tC, it looks like the company might also want to do more with it. Scion vice president Jack Hollis told Ward's Automotive that a Tc with five doors is "possible."

It would make sense to provide a Tc with more doors. After all, Scion is designed to be a feeder brand that encourages owners to eventually move into Toyotas. The tC coupe is important, because it draws customers with Scion's youngest average age: 26. Giving them another point of entry into the brand, and offering those with bigger needs a sporty four-door (neither the xB nor xD fit that description) would not be a bad thing.

At this point it's all merely talk, but it's talk that makes sense. And if Scion isn't going to daringly style its way to a new customer base, more doors on a proven, flexible platform might be the next best thing.



Photos copyright ©2010 Jeremy Korzeniewski / AOL
[Source: Ward's Auto]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      make it essentially an identical copy of the IS300 sport cross (minus the being beaten by the ugly stick a little bit), including the straight six, and I'll buy it. Hell, even make it a turbo 4 for all I care, provided it has enough power, and rwd.

      I know, I'm dreaming way too much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would make more sense to use the tC body, drop it on the Impreza's floor pan, and actually meet time and cost targets for the damn FT86.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this car defines meh
        Pug_Power
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's pretty dull to say the least, the last car was a bit more interesting. The Scion brand was meant to attract young buyers, but with products like this it'll be hard to attract anyone in that demographic. Couldn't the five door version just steal Corolla market share, despite it only being available in 4 doors?
        • 4 Years Ago
        it defines ugh .

        I can now see why it is so ugly, it is from the same platform that the ugly Venza set on. On a side note I am amazed they could use the same platform for a big ugly thing like the Venza and then use it for a small butt ugly car like the tC .

        some one should ask the VP for scion WTF were they thinking when they made this ugly motha of a car with a dash board that looks like it came from a 1990 cavalier and the outside design is so far from being sporty , if any thing it def does look like a cheap econobox that wants to be sporty!

        I have not read even of many toyota fans that like this car ! toyota better bring on the huge cashback offers to sell this ugly beast
        • 4 Years Ago
        A porky meh - around 3100lbs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Woo HOO! More varients of dull. The former Scion looked a class better than it was. Chic, simply styled (and allegedly, SO important to Americans) it looked like a trunked coupe -not a hatchback.

      This new iteration LOOKS really hatchback-y- in all the ways one can look bad. Did the Toyota Trucks design department style it? What a flop.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Scion suffers what Toyota suffers from, dull driving, dull interiors, and dull looks. Yes, the high profile recalls at Toyota have not helped, but even if Toyota still had their spotless rep, a youth brand like Scion should not be so dull. The latest generation of XB looks like a slightly melted stick of butter. The old TC was not very fun to drive, but looked good, not awesome, but good. This new TC has ruined that. Adding a five door option does address the dull issues. Toyota is going to fall back to number four builder in the world quickly if they keep putting junk like this out. The Lexus LFA was the first signs of fun from Toyota. Surely someone in the Toyota design department remembers what fun to drive is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Kia Brand will render Scion meaningless in a few years..

      ....Oh wait, that's happening now..
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ok butters, Kia has already render the toyota brand of scion wrothless. They have nothing exciting at the scion brand while kia has the soul which kills that scion xb and the forte koup which rips the tC apart .I don't knwo what that little station wagon is called from scion but when the forte station wagon comes out then scion will be done
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was just thinking how the Forte Koup is so much more appealing to me than this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am not a fan of Scion at all but this redo..why? They might as well
      have left it alone.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "And if Scion isn't going to daringly style its way to a new customer base, more doors on a proven, flexible platform might be the next best thing."

      Dear Toyota,

      Instead of trying to atone for two generations of ungainly Corolla with a CLS-esque sibling, how about doing something you've yet to do with your supposedly youth-oriented car: offer a performance model that might incite young enthusiasts like myself to respect or even covet the tC. Bolt-ons at the dealership don't count; they simply don't have the same cachet as a factory package, and past tests I've read suggest that even with TRD parts, the tC still isn't as enjoyable a drive as the supposedly outdated Civic Si.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The old Scion Tc looked much better. I thought they wanted a sporty look for the Tc? What are they doing with this ugly thing?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is the worst C pillar in the history of cars. What the hell were they thinking?
        • 4 Years Ago
        must have been drunk, what the hell where they drinking?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just threw up EVERYWHERE
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good grief! It may not be the best looking car, but anything compared to the xB is got look better. xB has got to be one of the ugliest vehicles ever created. The Aztec looks better than the xB.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like Scion's interpretation of a 2004 Hyundai Accent.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i dont know how you did it toyota, but you took a highly popular, good looking (subjective) 1st gen tC and made it look absolutely terrible in all aspects. the interior went from decent and functional to ugly and unrefined. even the heat/ac vents are poorly designed. it reminds me of a car from the 90's.

        the car seriously looks as one of the posters above said...a hyundai accent
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