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2007 Scion tC Release 3.0

2007 Scion tC Release 3.0

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Toyota’s Scion division didn’t have any all-new products to show off at the Detroit auto show, but between the DJs spinning ‘round the show clock and the free T-shirts being pressed behind them, the upstart division found plenty of gawkers crowding its booth.

And no wonder – the Scion show stand looked more like a Matchbox storage case than the typical Cobo crate. Or maybe it was a spin on Hollywood Squares without Paul Lynde in the center square?


Whatever the case, one star was apparent in the Scion booth – the new tC Release 3.0. Hitting showrooms in mid-February, the tC R.S. 3.0 gets front and rear KenStyle body add-ons, a wider honeycombed grille and LED taillights. Inside, Alcantara seats and a RAZO shift knob send the tC out of Detroit in style.


Some 2500 copies of the tC 3.0 will be retailed, with a base price starting at $18,980 for manual-tranny models. Automatics run $600 more.


Scion says it’s ready to replace the xA and xB compacts soon, but no timing, sketches or photos have been released.


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