Scion adds to line up


Toyota unveiled a new dimension to its Scion line up recently with two new production vehicles slated for Canadian showrooms this September.

The all-new 2011 iQ premium micro-subcompact and the second-generation 2011 tC sports coupe were unwrapped at the New York International Auto Show last week. The two new rides will be a part of the Canadian launch of Scion in the fall. The tC is scheduled to arrive in dealerships later this fall, while the iQ will go on sale in early 2011.
The iQ’s “3+1” seating equates to the world’s smallest four-passenger vehicle. With the driver’s and front-passenger’s seats being slightly off set, this innovative seating arrangement allows for one adult behind the front passenger and a child, small package, or pet behind the driver.  

Safety features include vehicle stability control, an anti-lock brake system with electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and traction control. The small ride also comes standard with 10 SRS airbags, including the world's first rear-window curtain airbag.
As for the second-generation tC, Toyota says it has increased the “driving performance” and given the new coupe a more “premium feel.”

The tC features two new transmissions: the improved six-speed manual transmission and a new six-speed automatic that gains two gears along with sequential-shift.  

Check below for in-depth specs:

2011 SCION iQ
Engine: 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder with Dual VVT-i                            
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive                               
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission  (CVT)
DIMENSIONS (inches / mm)
Overall Length: 120.1 / 3,050                                                  
Overall Width: 66.1 / 1,679                                                    
Overall Height: 59.1 / 1,501                                                                              
Wheelbase: 78.7 / 1,999                                                    
Seating Capacity: 4                                 
2011 SCION tC
Engine: 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder with Dual VVT-i    
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
Transmission:  6-speed M/T or 6-speed A/T with Sequential-Shift
DIMENSIONS (inches / mm)
Overall Length: 174.0 / 4,420
Overall Width: 70.7 / 1,796
Overall Height:  55.7 / 1,415                  
Wheelbase:  106.3 / 2,700
Seating Capacity: 5