Scion Updates the 2014 Scion tC With a Little More "Sport"

Scion has updated the 2014 tC, which debuted today at the New York Auto Show. For the 2014 model year the tC is getting some tweaks to its exterior, new interior materials and improvements to its suspension to give it a more engaging feel.

2014 Scion tC


Scion has updated the 2014 tC, which debuted today at the New York Auto Show. For the 2014 model year the tC is getting some tweaks to its exterior, new interior materials and improvements to its suspension to give it a more engaging feel.
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“The sustained success of the tC, which accounts for 40 percent of all Scions ever sold, challenged designers to enhance the 2014 sports coupe in ways that keep it exciting to today’s drivers without losing its core appeal,” said Doug Murtha, Scion vice president. “The outstanding result is a 2014 tC with a sportier style and driving experience that will thrill buyers and hold its unique spot in the marketplace.”

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On the outside the 2014 Scion tC gets new headlamps and an all-new hood that extends lower toward a more open, muscular grille with an embedded tC logo. The new upper- and lower-grille treatments are bordered by LED accent lighting. Beneath the rear bumper, a new black-out valance features an FR-S style, lower-center trim piece and lower perimeter reflectors; new LED taillights round out the changes. New stnadard 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/45R18 tires carry the aggressive character through to the car’s profile.

The 2014 Scion tC’s cabin adds new technology, additional convenience features and upgraded materials. The tC will be the first model in the family to come with the all-new Scion Standard Display Audio, featuring a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen. The new audio system comes equipped with Bluetooth, HD Radio Technology and steering wheel-mounted controls.

The 2014 tC is powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 179 horsepower is available either with a six-speed manual transmission or an updated six-speed automatic that can change gears nearly twice as fast as the previous model for both upshifts and downshifts. The automatic transmission now features Dynamic Rev Management technology, adopted from the FR-S, which quickly blips the engine to match its revs to gear ratios on downshifts, limiting driveline shock.

Handling is enhanced by making modifications to stabilizer bar hardware, optimizing the shock absorbers, and by increasing the body rigidity with additional spot welds. The 2014 tC also gets retuned electronic power steering that provides a more engaging response. The 2014 Scion tC will arrive in dealerships in June.