This week we're in San Diego to drive the new Scion, but you'll have to wait a bit longer to find out more on handling, ride, acceleration and overall performance. Scion's slapped a Friday embargo on driving impressions. Until then, we're refreshing--okay, teasing--you with a couple dozen more photos before Friday's big day.
The tC, you'll recall from our New York show coverage, hits the showroom this fall with a bigger 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine turning out 180 horsepower, up 19 hp and 11 pound-feet of torque over the 2010 model. The sheetmetal's been folded in some interesting new ways, and the front-driver will benefit from a pair of new gearboxes, a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with sequential shifting.
Electric power steering and a power sunroof are standard, but Scion's tossing a few bones at its tuner fans with a sport exhaust on the new tC, as well as 18-inch wheels and the usual dizzying array of add-on pieces and parts, like the spoiler on the "Cement"-shaded tC shown here.
Taken to the extreme, the tC could end up looking and riding like the Five Axis tuner concept Scion brought to the New York show--pictured here in blood-red paint.
We'll have more of everything later this week. Keep it bookmarked to TCC, and stay tuned on Friday for our 2011 tC first drive.