The newest addition to the seemingly endless limited-build offerings in its youth-oriented line, the 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 is slated to arrive in dealerships across the country later this summer supported by a promotional ad campaign that features Zeus himself, here serving in the role of the self-proclaimed “god of awesome.” Like most of its Release Series kin, the new Scion tC 7.0 prioritizes show over go, starting with its exclusive High Voltage Yellow exterior color, effectively set off by a TRD body kit with custom front/rear valences and side sills, a black honeycomb grille insert and gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 gets a unique black cloth interior with custom yellow accent trim elements, leather-wrapped steering wheel with yellow contrast stitching, and the first-ever appearance of a Smart Key keyless entry system that also includes prominent start/stop ignition button plus a numbered Release Series 7.0 badge on the console to denote where it falls in the 2,200-unit production run. Like all 2012 Scion tCs, the Release Series 7.0 also is fitted with a new, 300-watt, eight-speaker Pioneer premium audio system that includes HD Radio, streaming audio capability, Bluetooth connectively and iPod/USB/AUX inputs.
Pricing for the 2012 Scion tC will start at $19,295 for cars fitted with the standard six-speed manual transmission and $20,295 for those with the optional six-speed automatic. The 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 will open at $21,625 and $22,625 for manual and autoshifted models, respectively.