Hence, Scion showed off their new Scion tC upgrade at the New York Auto Show. The 2011 version will hit dealers this coming fall and it will come with a nicer design and definitely more power. For starters, its former 2.4 liter engine has now been replaced with an all new 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine which gets you up to 180 horses and 173 lb-ft of torque. In the previous version, you only get 161 horses. On top of that, the company also revealed that it will come with a more efficient sport-tuned exhaust system which will let the car breathe better as well as better fuel economy.
The engine is paired with either a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox or a 6 speed sequential-shift automatic transmission gearbox. Speaking about keeping up with the times, the previous version came with a 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission gearboxes respectively, how nineties is that? This new version is lower than the last version and MacPherson struts are used for suspension in front and in the rear that are held by its 18 inch alloy rims.
Inside the car, you will like the new designed sport bucket seats as well as its 3 spoke steering wheel. It also comes with a panoramic moon-roof as well as a steering-wheel mounted controlled audio player. The CD player comes with USB connectivity and MP3 playback which are channeled out through its 8 speakers around the car. Safety features are of course, ABS (which is quite a de facto already), stability control, traction control, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). There are also 8 airbags around to give you that peace of mind when driving. Essentially, the new tC has made quite a lot of changes almost everywhere except the size where its 106.3 inch wheelbase, the 174 inches long and 55.7 inches high body of the car has been pretty much retained while the width of the car has been increased by only 1.6 inches.