'11 Scion Coupe Gets New Look, 180 HP
Launched in 2004, the tC quickly became Scion's top-selling vehicle, at the same time attracting the youngest buyer in the entire industry. Six years later, the second-generation tC emerges with an aggressive new look, increased driving performance and a more premium feel.
Enhanced performance is accomplished in the second-generation tC with an all-new 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with dual VVT-i that generates 180 hp, 19 more than the previous model, and 11 additional ft-lbs of torque. In addition to increases in power, the new engine delivers an increase in fuel economy all while lowering emissions. Performance is further improved and heard through a new intake manifold design and a sport-tuned exhaust system that delivers a bold and aggressive sound.
The tC features two all-new transmissions: the 6-speed manual transmission has improved shift feel and adds to the car's already fun-to-drive character, and a new 6-speed automatic gains two gears along with sequential shift. Five Axis was up to its old tricks illustrating the tuning potential of the all-new tC with fat wheels and tires, a fat fender bodykit and cool custom grille work. The '11 tC is slated to hit the streets this fall.