The Scion tC sports coupe, on sale since July 2004, takes on a whole new personality as a limited edition. The 2005 tC Release Series 1.0 is on display during media days at the 2005 New York International Auto Show.
The 2005 tC Release Series 1.0 is the fourth limited edition vehicle for Scion. The tC Release Series sits on P225/40ZR18 tires wrapped around 18-inch Enkei alloy wheels with a dark graphite finish. The front fascia receives unique upper and lower grilles. Underneath the hood, a battery tie down, billet oil filler cap and front strut tie bar – all red – add a touch of color to the engine bay.
Black sport seats with red highlights carry the Absolutely Red exterior into the passenger cabin. A cargo mat and brushed aluminum Release Series 1.0 door sills come standard.
Embroidered tC Release Series 1.0 carpeted floormats and a small numbered plaque applied to the interior of each Release Series car add to the uniqueness of the limited edition.
Only 2,500 units of the tC Release Series 1.0 will be available at Scion dealers nationwide beginning in April. The tC Release Series 1.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,775 over the base price of the tC.
Joining the Absolutely Red tC on display at the show is the 2005 xB Release Series 2.0. All xB Release Series 2.0 vehicles have an eye-catching, bright Solar Yellow exterior. Exterior features include color-keyed side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, color-keyed rear spoiler, a tunable sport muffler and a metal sport mesh grille.
Inside, stainless steel xB Release Series 2.0 appliqués line the door sills, and black fabric with yellow accents are designed to match the brilliant yellow exterior paint. As a reminder of the exclusivity of this vehicle, a small numbered plaque is applied to the interior of each Release Series car.
Scion will only produce 2,500 units of the xB Release Series 2.0. This second limited edition xB carries an MSRP of $1,375 over the base price of the xB and is currently available at dealerships nationwide.