Scion has officially unveiled its new refreshed 2014 tC at the New York international Auto Show. The refreshing of the tC is a big deal for Scion because the vehicle is its most popular model. According to Scion, 40% of all Scions ever sold are tC models.
I wonder with the impressive popularity of the new FR-S if the tC will continue to be the most popular model in the line. For 2014, the refreshed tC gets new styling offering a new and more distinctive headlight design and a new hood that extends lower to meet up with a more muscular grille. Both the upper and lower grille treatments are bordered with LED lighting.
In the rear, the car gets a blackout valance that reminds of the FR-S. The vehicle also gets advanced LED tail lamps and new 18-inch alloy wheels. Those new wheels are fitted with 225/45-18 tires and feature a dark gray finish with machined spoke surfaces. Two new paint colors are also added to the line including Absolutely Red and Blue Streak Metallic.
Inside the car, the interior gets upgraded materials and new convenience features. The new tC is the first Scion to get the new Scion Standard Display Audio with the 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen. That touchscreen system will be integrated into all 2014 Scion models. It features Bluetooth compatibility, HD Radio technology, and steering wheel mounted controls. The vehicle will also be available with a premium audio system including navigation and other features. The engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivering 179 hp at 6000 RPM. That engine can be paired with a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.