2014 Scion tC to Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show


Scion just announced it will roll out an all-new Scion tC at the 2013 New York International Auto Show next Thursday.

There was no additional information on the car but we expect it to remain a more affordable, front-wheel-drive sports coupe to offset the more performance oriented Scion FR-S.

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Scion tC sales are down 15% through the first two months of the year. There is slightly more competition lately in the compact coupe segment from the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte Koup along with Honda's Civic.

The latest version of the coupe is the 2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0 shown above. There are currently 3,340 new tCs in Cars.com's national inventory, about the same number as new Hyundai Elantra coupes but roughly half the number of Honda Civic coupes.

Shoppers looking for a deal as Scion phases out the tC won't find one. Scion continues a no-haggle pricing policy on new cars.



I doubt this will be a truly all-new tC. more likely it will be an exterior and interior freshening to spruce up the exterior and raise interior quality to match the Civic and Elantra (which are leagues ahead). I would also guess that it will get powertrain tweaks to raise fuel economy, because right now the tC is at the back of the pack.

tC is decent

I would hope they lighten the car so that it wouldn't seem so heavy compared to the FRS/BRZ.


I've been debating between a Civic and tC for a while now.. And the 2013 Civic always seems like the better choice. The only things the tC has going for it are the bigger engine and Panoramic roof. Getting the Si though would pretty much eliminate those. I believe if Scion updates the interior/MPG it would help a lot for them.


Any idea if the new one will have a standard sunroof like the current car? I won't buy one because I can't fit underneath it.

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