Last post on Aug 04, 2010 at 8:32 AM
You are in the Scion tC
What is this discussion about?
Scion tC, Convertible
Jul 02, 2003 (7:06 pm)
This will be a convertible. Does anyone know about this upcoming model?
#2 of 2039 Isn't anyone excited about a convertible that will cost
Jul 16, 2003 (2:00 pm)
$10K less than the current least expensive convertible?
Jul 16, 2003 (3:37 pm)
I heard the xC would be a sporty coupe with more power than the two current models.
#4 of 2039 I read on Edmunds and many magazines that it will be a
Jul 16, 2003 (5:36 pm)
Jul 24, 2003 (12:25 pm)
This could be fun, actually.
I bought a used Miata and would have at least considered something like this were it available at the time.
It has to be light, though, that's the key to the current Scions. The engine has little torque. Convertibles add weight, so that's a bad combination.
And puh-lease kill the dorky center-mounted speedo. They should be above the steering wheel. People rejected the Echo for this reason (and others).
#6 of 2039 I saw a picture of the concept.. but I'm not sure if that is it
Aug 18, 2003 (11:17 am)
I was reading MotorTrend magazine and I came upon possible styling for the Xc. It didn't exactly look like a convertible, but it resembled more of a hatchback. Styling not once so ever looked like there current hatchback the Xa, so my guess is Toyota Corp. might be changing there mind about whether it will be a convertible or hatchback, or maybe if it will come to America at all....
#7 of 2039 Toyota Avensis
Oct 14, 2003 (5:09 am)
Motor Trend is now saying the Scion xC will be the Toyota Avensis! Not that this is earth-shattering news because for the most part the Avensis, especially in sedan form, is kind of dull. I don't see how it will appeal to the youth crowd, but it seems to be a very nice car and if it has Scion-like pricing then I'll definetly consider one as my next car.
One problem is it may not have Scion-like pricing. In the UK the pricing ranges from £14,200 to £21,700. This is definetly not in the same price range as the Scion xA or xB. Either way I find it appealing and hope they bring it over.
What does everyone think?
Here is a review from 4car that will give you some info on what the Avensis is about. It's available in sedan, hatchback, and wagon variations. This will appeal to a broad range of people, but again seems to not really appeal to the youth crowd in my opinion.
Nothing is confirmed yet though, so this car may not be coming. The project leader is an audio buff so the Avensis has a very good stereo already in place, so that covers the prerequisite good stereo that all Scions are suppose to have.
#9 of 2039 yippy skippy!
Oct 14, 2003 (4:14 pm)
I've been wondering why Toyota hasn't whipped out the new Avensis to compete with Passat, at least in style, here in the United States. Yeah, it would definitely steal sales from Camry, but if you named it Avensis Camry (so long as they are somehow related), you've got your sales numbers problem solved.
#10 of 2039 coolguyky7
Oct 14, 2003 (5:57 pm)
"Yeah, it would definitely steal sales from Camry, but if you named it Avensis Camry (so long as they are somehow related), you've got your sales numbers problem solved."
Yeah I thought about that, it could definetly steal sales from the Camry. One way around that though is to not offer the 2.4 engine. The next engine is the 2.0 which has 145 hp or something like that. It only weighs around 2800-2900 pounds though so it'll be close to the Camry in speed even though it has less HP because of the less weight.
Still a lot of Americans buy HP and even though I haven't compared the exterior dimensions, the Avensis is probably smaller on the outside as well. This may be reason enough to have a lot of people still want the Camry. Also by the time it comes out (and hopefully it will) the Camry redesign will be a year or two away, so after the Avensis is on the market for a year or so the new Camry will be close to coming out.
If they play their cards right they can keep it from hurting Camry sales too much. To me though the Avensis seems to be a better overall car than the Camry.