Latest in Scion's ongoing line of limited-production models, the 2010 tC Release Series 6.0 makes its public debut in Chicago and will officially go on sale next month. Like its predecessor, each of the 1,100 Scion tC RS 6.0s produced combines unique cosmetics with an enhanced feature set that includes an individually numbered stainless-steel ID badge.
Complementing its exclusive Speedway Blue paint, the Scion tC RS 6.0 carries a distinctive matte-black vinyl beltline graphic. That basic color motif is carried over to the cabin, although inside the priorities are reversed and blue serves to accent the basic black that dominates its premium-fabric seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Scion tC RS 6.0 also is fitted with a unique audio/navigation package that replaces the standard 160-watt Pioneer sound system with a 200-watt Alpine Premium Audio Package. A version of the system now optional in both the Scion xB and xD, it includes a 4.3-inch touch screen display, iPod/USB inputs and HD Radio capability along with tC-specific sonic calibration. Last but not least, the RS 6.0 comes with the xB/xD's plug-in GPS-based navigation enhancement that offers basic turn-by-turn voice guidance as well as three-dimensional map view options. However, for this application, Scion replaced the normal arrowpoint marker icon with the image of a tC RS 6.0 finished in Speedway Blue.
Pricing for a 2010 Scion tC RS 6.0 with five-speed manual transmission starts at $19,290 while the tC RS6.0 with a four-speed automatic opens at $20,090.