Scion tC Release Series 7.0 Unveiled For U.S Market
By Carl Malek
In an effort to promote the brand and also lure prospective customers away from the new Honda Civic Si, Scion has officially taken the wraps off the 2012 Scion TC Release Series 7.0. In the past, the companies previous Release Series versions of the tC, XB, and XD were usually updated with an exclusive paint color, color matching interior, a set of stylish wheels, a body kit, and not much else. However the 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 takes things one step further by introducing some new cabin technology enhancements to the tC.
The first of these upgrades is the use of a brand new proximity keyless entry system with a bright red start button, which will be standard equipment on the tC Release Series. This would mark the first time that the technology has made its way to the Scion brand, and should help add a new touch to the Scion tC Release Series 7.0. In addition to the brand new pushbutton start system, this model will also debut a brand new Pioneer stereo receiver unit. The new radio will be packed with new features such as Bluetooth hands free calling, iPod/USB capability, and HD radio capability.
Other upgrades to the 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 will be familiar to customers that have bought prior Release Series models. These upgrades will include 18 inch gloss black alloy rims, a TRD five piece bodykit that adds a honeycomb grille and other exterior tweaks, and a special “High Voltage Yellow” exterior paint. The interior of the Release Series 7.0 continues the theme set by the exterior with the use of yellow stitching on the steering wheel, High Voltage Yellow trim on the seating surfaces, and the use of a special yellow back light to help illuminate the Release Series badge that will adorn the 22,00 copies that will be produced before Scion pulls the plug on 7.0 production.
Base pricing for the 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 will begin at a reasonable $21,625, with the first batch of models expected to arrive at Scion dealers later this summer.