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spwolf
02-01-2005, 03:37 PM
Scion will offer a supercharged version of its tC sport coupe.<p>In an interview with Automotive News after his presentation at the J.D. Power and Associates International Automotive Roundtable on Friday, Scion Vice President Jim Farley said the model should arrive around April.<p>The tC will be the first vehicle sold by Toyota in the United States that will get a supercharged model produced by the factory, Farley said.<p>The Toyota racing division added superchargers to some Matrix wagon models as an aftermarket accessory, he said.<p>The tC "will be the first one from scratch," Farley said.<p>Scion, Toyota's youth division, was introduced in select markets in 2003 and rolled out nationally last year. The tC, which went on sale last fall, is its third nameplate.<p>The tC produces 160 hp, he said. The xA and xB hatchback models each make 108 hp.<p>Farley would not say how much more horsepower the supercharged model will make.<p>The division decided to add the model because 30 percent of respondents to an online survey said they would like a supercharged version, he said.<p>"We had no idea it would be that popular," Farley said.<p>In 2004, 99,259 Scions were sold. Farley projects sales of 120,000 units in 2005: 40 percent tC, 40 percent xB and 20 percent xA.<p>Source:<br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=101717" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=101717</A>

Naga Royal Guard
02-01-2005, 05:23 PM
bloody hell, the last aspirated NA toyota was what, the MKIV Supra Turbo? lol

Santeno
02-02-2005, 09:58 AM
Wasn't the supercharger offered as an option from the begining? I remember interviewing one of Scion's regional heads during the NYIAS media days last year, and he spoke about the supercharger at that point. I don't remember exactly, but It might have been a dealer installed option (though I really don't rememebr for sure).

spwolf
02-02-2005, 10:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wasn't the supercharger offered as an option from the begining? I remember interviewing one of Scion's regional heads during the NYIAS media days last year, and he spoke about the supercharger at that point. I don't remember exactly, but It might have been a dealer installed option (though I really don't rememebr for sure).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>TRD SC was supposed to be sold from November, as factory warrantied dealer installed SC, but it was delayed until April. And now Farley comes out with news that it will be new model AS WELL. So from April, you will be able to order TRD dealer installed SC and new model with SC installed in Factory in Japan.<p>Obviously, doing it in factory is much better since there is an possibility to add more equipment at much lower cost... Things like LSD, 6 speed tranny, reinforced engine, more equipment, more power, wider, tires, etc, are now all possibilities at fraction of an cost if installed AFTER factory.<p>I like how Scion is moving Toyota in right direction... Celica and MR2 needed these options 3 years ago...

Naga Royal Guard
02-02-2005, 02:09 PM
interesting point, toyota has definately benefitted from Lexus above them, i wonder how scion will influence Toyota in years to come <p><br>

spwolf
02-03-2005, 01:40 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">interesting point, toyota has definately benefitted from Lexus above them, i wonder how scion will influence Toyota in years to come <p><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>it already has... I am sure that next time Toyota releases sporty product, there will be ton of factory supported aftermarket goodies for it :-)

Naga Royal Guard
02-03-2005, 07:42 AM
well, i wanna see what this US market sporty produce might be <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> since the celica and mr2spyder have been dropped

spwolf
02-03-2005, 10:40 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well, i wanna see what this US market sporty produce might be <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> since the celica and mr2spyder have been dropped</TD></TR></TABLE><p>once we see what their replacements will be in Euro markets, we will see everything... Because they wont keep on selling in Europe either, in this form...

dodgeatheart
02-12-2005, 06:46 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Obviously, doing it in factory is much better since there is an possibility to add more equipment at much lower cost... Things like LSD, 6 speed tranny, reinforced engine, more equipment, more power, wider, tires, etc, are now all possibilities at fraction of an cost if installed AFTER factory.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not to mention, you don't have to worry about some idiot in the service department hosing up your install.

Naga Royal Guard
02-12-2005, 07:16 AM
word word word <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> i couldnt agree more <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Roadster44
02-16-2005, 08:18 AM
I've always thought that Celica was a bit too expensive for what it offered. However these days obviously there is more of a push towards practicality along with power and handling. And Scion Tc offers those advantages, that's why its doing so well. I think we will continue to see this trend. As for Celica and MR2 being canceled in Europe...I expect that to happen.