2014 Scion tC Comes In Line With Its FR-S Brother


Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 10.06.52 AMThe second generation Scion tC is a major improvement and update over the first, but when your brand suddenly begins to sell something else as hotly anticipated and increasingly demanded as the Scion FR-S, nearly identical twin to the Subaru BRZ, the rest of your model lineup seems to pale a bit. Scion has realized it has a prime opportunity to make one of its bread and butter models even more attractive; integrate the design language and performance from the FR-S across the rest of the brand for the new defined brand face. Brilliant.

The updated tC now has a massive lower front grill intake to match the FR-S, as well as a massaged hood to fit redesigned headlamps and driving lights. Meanwhile, the new clear tail lights and black rear diffuser bring the exterior integration full circle. Interior amenities also get upgraded primarily in tech, with a new touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity to pair your smart device. A Scion BeSpoke Premium Audio system by Pioneer is also available as an upgrade with the Aha app for internet radio.

015-2014-scion-tc022-2014-scion-tcThe second generation tC was also largely intended to fix the poseur image of the first generation, which while possessing good aftermarket support, had relatively weak performance capabilities unless serious amounts of money were invested, and most modifications were kept to aesthetics. This update further builds on the increased athleticism of the 2nd gen by adding a new manual shift mode for the automatic transmission version, with automatic rev-matching on downshifts. The body and chassis have also been reinforced and the suspension receives some uprated components so you can have more fun putting the power in the turns.

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