“We’re not dead yet!” That’s the message Scion will send next week at the New York Auto Show when it takes the stage with its very last brand-new car, the tC Release Series 10.0.
For its final act, the tC gets an aero kit by JDM designer Ken Miura, consisting of a front lip spoiler, new rocker panels, a lower rear spoiler, and a little wing on the deck. Blacked-out Scion badges and gloss black alloy wheels contrast against this tC’s unique Barcelona Red paint.
It’s not all for show, either. The Release Series 10.0 includes TRD lowering springs and TRD-tuned dual exhaust. Inside, black and red pours onto the new seat inserts, and there’s similarly-toned contrast stitching on the shift boot, parking brake cover, and steering wheel.
Only 1,200 examples will be built, available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The manual car will go for $23,985, and with the six-speed auto, add $1,150.
It’s all very fitting – Scion was introduced to the US at the New York show in 2002, and over the past 14 years, the tC was the brand’s most popular car (and one of its longest-running). To commemorate the occasion, Scion will also show some of its most popular showcars, including the original 2002 BBx concept, 2009 iQconcept, and 2011 FR-S concept – the “Friggin’ Really Sweet” car, if you recall. Scroll down for the official “Scion-ara” (yep) announcement.