Scion works with Cartel Customs to create tC Release Series 9.0 special edition


Toyota's Scion division is a master at highlighting car models with special editions. Witness the latest, the tC Release Series 9.0. The tC RS 9.0 was developed in conjunction with Cartel Customs to create the vibrant tC you see here. Slathered in Magma and black two-tone paint, the tC RS 9.0 also features special black alloy wheels, a high-profile rear spoiler, blackened Scion logos (a first), and the Toyota Racing Development lowering springs to name a few distinctions. Inside the tC RS 9.0 gets special fabrics with orange stitching and orange accents throughout the interior (seat belts, dash pieces, etc.). “The Scion tC Release Series 9.0 stands out from the crowd with a bold exterior look and high-end details,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “This limited series tC will excite drivers looking for a show car they can drive every day.” The best part is that the tC RS 9.0 won't break the bank with prices starting at $23,190 (+ taxes, license, fees, options and $770 destination) for the manual transmission and $24,340 (+) for the automatic version (with paddle shifters). What you get is a distinctive sportster for not a lot of bucks. Scion will build only 2,000 of the tC RS 9.0 with deliveries beginning in January 2015. If orange, excuse me, Magma and black is your thang, get thee to your local Scion Dealer ASAP.

Source: Scion - Press release after the "read more" jump.



Press Release:
Scion tC Release Series 9.0 Steals the Show

Two-Tone, 'Show Car' Styling Features Scion’s First Blacked-Out Badge


Vibrant magma orange and designer details transform the new Scion tC Release Series 9.0 into a driver’s show car. Scion joined forces with Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs to create the limited edition, two-tone version of the sports coupe.

Scion will produce just 2,000 of the tC Release Series 9.0 vehicles which will feature a unique black and magma exterior, an aero kit designed by Cartel Customs, a center exhaust, a Smart Key with Push Button Start featuring the “Cartel Logo” and orange front seat belts.

Orange stitching carries the theme through to the steering wheel and seats, while orange paint adds an exotic look to dashboard components, door panels and shifter surround. The blacked out Scion badge brings a final aggressive detail to the front face.

“The Scion tC Release Series 9.0 stands out from the crowd with a bold exterior look and high-end details,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “This limited series tC will excite drivers looking for a show car they can drive every day.”
Other features of tC Release Series 9.0 include:
  • Black finish alloy wheels with matching center cap
  • Gloss black finish side mirrors and door handles
  • Release Series badge mirror cover
  • Toyota Racing Development lowering springs
  • High-profile rear spoiler
  • Cartel logo floor and cargo mats
The series vehicles will come with either six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will be $23,190 for the manual transmission and $24,340 for the automatic transmission, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $770.

The cars are expected to arrive in dealerships in January 2015. For more information about the tC Release Series 9.0, visit www.scion.com/tCrs9.

About Scion
Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion's goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd. With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners' passions and aspirations. Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visit www.scion.com.