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Scion tC RS 7.0 – Creation from a Toyota Company

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This is the new 2012 Scion TC Release Series (RS) 7.0, comes in an exclusive colour – High Voltage Yellow and a sport black top, side mirror and 18″ wheels. The front which looks like our Toyota Corolla Altis in South East Asia, but whole lot of difference inside.

 

Outside the car, it is fitted with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) five-piece body kit that adds a honeycomb lower grille up front and extensions to the front lip, side sills, and rear valance.  Inside the car, there’s High Voltage yellow trim on the seating surfaces, yellow stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a yellow LED backlight for the Release Series badge. With the limited production of 2,200 units, there will be also and unique numbered badge for each vehicle just like the Honda Civic Type R FD2.

 

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To enhance the gadget of the vehicle, Scion added an integrated a keyless entry system with a red TRD push-start button. The Scion tC RS 7.0 will be price at USD 20,905 and USD 21,905 in today’s exchange rate it’s about RM 63,185.26 and RM 66,207.76. Putting these prices into double, I’m quite sure a number of Malaysian would pay for it.

 

For the In-Car Entertainment, the Scion TC RS 7.0 fitted a Pioneer receiver with HD Radio, iPod/USB connectivity, Bluetooth calling and audio streaming. For the engine, the Scion TC RS 7.0 fitted with a 2.5-litre inline-4 engine that churns 180hp and 173 lb-ft of peak torque. Sadly, Scion vehicles are only available for U.S. market.

 

Photo Gallery: Scion tC RS 7.0

Scion FR-S Concept – another Toyota FT-86 rendition

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You might recall the Toyota FT-86 Concept and Toyota FT-86 Concept II by looking at this image.  While we are still waiting eagerly waiting for the Toyota FT-86  to hit production. A Toyota franchise company – Scion has come out their own version of FT-86 naming it Scion FR-S . FR-S in Scion language means front engine, rear wheel drive , sport.

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As all the version of the FT-86 like the Scion FR-S pays tribute of the legendary Toyota Corolla AE-86, it is expected to be light weight, and superb balance without the need to high pure horsepower. To remind you, the FT-86 in this case Scion FR-S will feature a natural aspirated 2.0 liter Boxer engine by Subaru. Not to mention yet if there’s a Sti version coming along.

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The FR-S Concept is fitted with 20″ wheels with a huge 18″ carbon ceramic brake rotors. Everything looks too good to be true, as norm do expect a much toned down version when FR-S hits stores.  Earlier we  reported that Toyota filed trade mark for the name FR-S in US and Canada. We won’t be surprise if Toyota would sell the FT-86 as Scion FR-S in these 2 countries.

 

The Scion FR-S probably is the sexiest version of the FT-86 concept we seen so far, enjoy the gallery and video below.

 

Revealed of the 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power and Associates

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The above is the report from J.D. Power and Associates – 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The statistics is work based on Problem per 100 Vehicles in North America.

 

Based on the reliability survey ranks Mini last and it is not surprising us that Porsche is more reliable than Toyota. Frankly, the real Porsche is really solid and durable on the road even with regular track day.

 

Automakers that above Industry average standards in US are like Infiniti (luxury brand of Nissan in US), Saab, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Buick, Acura (luxury brand of Honda in US), Toyota, Porsche, Jaguar, Lexus and Lincoln.

 

Automakers that below industry average standards in US are like Smart, Chevrolet, Volvo, Subaru, Kia, Audi, BMW, Scion (slightly economical brand of Toyota), Ram, Mazda, Nissan, GMC, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Chrysler, Dodge, Land Rover, Jeep and MINI.

 

Cars that below industry average standards that did not surprise us are like BMW, Chevrolet, Land Rover and Kia. But we are doubtful that why Volkswagen and Volvo are under that category. Maybe FastMotoring shall conduct one survey in Malaysia to share with our valued readers.