( WorldCarFans )- Scion may really be thinking of spreading its wings towards the Old World, as a spy-video of the xD model in the Austrian Alps has already revealed, but it surely won't forget the market it was born for, the USA. That's why the company has reserved a surprise for the Americans, the tC Release Series 4.0, which will debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
The tC Release Series 4.0, also known as RS, is the second limited edition Scion for 2008 (already) and it will have a suggested price tag of US$ 17,000 for the manual transmition option and US$ 17,800 for the automatic transmition car.
As it is a tradition in Scion, the limited editions allow the company to offer more equipments for a better price. The RS 4.0 will have only 2,300 units built and will differ from a regular tC because of its Galactic Gray Mica exterior paint, its DAMD body kit, gray and black Alcantara seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, the " tC RS 4.0" inscription on the front and rear seats, black leather and dark wood RAZO shift knob and an individually numbered badge. All for US$ 2,770, what is a bargain considering the price all these features could have if bought as optional equipment.
Scion Announces Pricing For tC Release Series 4.0 To Be Displayed At The 2008 Chicago Auto Show
Scion, of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced today that the second limited-production Scion for 2008, the tC Release Series 4.0 ( tC RS 4.0), will be available at dealer showrooms beginning in March. A tC RS 4.0 will be on display in the Scion booth at the Chicago Auto Show.
The 2008 tC RS 4.0 will feature Galactic Gray Mica exterior paint and will come with VIP-themed enhancements. A DAMD body kit and upper grille will make this tC standout. A color-keyed rear spoiler will also be available. Inside, the tC RS 4.0 will have gray and black Alcantara ® seats, " tC RS 4.0" embroidered on the front and rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a black leather and dark wood RAZO shift knob. Like all Release Series vehicles, an individually numbered badge will complete the uniqueness of this vehicle.
Only 2,300 units of the tC RS 4.0 will be built. The tC Release Series 4.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,770 over the base price of the tC . The manual transmission tC has a base MSRP of $17,000, while the MSRP for the automatic transmission model is $17,800. The available color-keyed spoiler has an MSRP of $285, not including installation.
The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $620 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fees for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.