Scion has gotten by unscathed as parent company Toyota (NYSE:TM) continues to announce safety recalls for braking, acceleration and steering issues, so the sporty tC coupe may appeal to some buyers that otherwise would be shopping for Toyota-brand vehicles. The latest version of the tC, the Release Series 6.0, offers an appearance and feature upgrade set for a starting price of $18,620, and it will be making its debut at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.
The standard tC's sporty nature is enhanced in the 2010 Release Series 6.0 with the addition of a unique Speedway Blue exterior paint color, matte-black vinyl graphic on the sides, and unique RS 6.0 badges. The interior also gets the unique blue treatment on the steering wheel and seats, plus leather accents on the steering wheel and an Alpine premium audio/navigation system with a 4.3-inch touch screen, iPod/USB inputs, and HD Radio.
Limited to just 1,100 units, the 2010 Scion tC RS 6.0 will be at dealerships in March. The standard six-speed manual transmission version starts at $18,620, while the automatic starts from $19,420.
If you're socially inclined, Scion's Release Series Facebook page will have a special feature starting February 16, offering a virtual ride-along and other multimedia.