With just a week to go, Scion has released a teaser image of the 2014 tC coupe, which will make its debut at the New York auto show.
The photo is – unsurprisingly – pretty shadowy, but the tC looks to be getting more of a facelift than a whole-hearted redesign for 2014. Thanks to the magic of Photoshop, we are able to see that the tC will be keeping its two-door, hatchback shape and helmet-visor-style roof treatment. In the teaser, we can see that the 2014 tC will keep the blacked-out A-pillars and will probably maintain the panoramic moonroof, as well. It's hard to say what fascia changes there might be, but the front end looks to keep the same shape as the current car while the rear might be getting a new set of taillights; the teaser shows units that seem to protrude further than the 2013 model.
The Scion tC made its debut back in 2005, riding on a version of the platform used by the Europe-only Toyota Avensis. In 2011, Scion bestowed the tC with a substantial update that included new, more aggressive exterior and interior designs. The facelift also exchanged the 161-hp 2.4-liter I-4 for a newer 2.5-liter unit good for 180 hp; transmission options were also upgraded to six speeds for both the automatic and the manual, up from four and five speeds, respectively.
Right now, the 2013 Scion tC (pictured below) starts at $19,480 including destination. Don't expect the 2014 model's price to budge much once it goes on sale. Also, don’t be surprised to see a smattering of special editions in the new tC's future. Stay tuned for more information once the 2014 tC debuts next week.