New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Scooby power, RWD for Toyota

2008-11-12 07:25
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Scion
Model tC
Engine 2l, flat-four turbo
Power 148kW
Scion, Toyota’s youth-oriented US brand, is to benefit from Subaru technology and usher in rear-wheel drive.

As a differentiated marketing brand – very similar to the Lexus strategy – Scion vehicles are designed to appeal to generation Y buyers in the US.

Considering Toyota's strategic partnership with Fuji Heavy Industries (of which it owns a 16.5% stake), Subaru engineers have been called onto the job. The innovative all-wheel drive company has been forced to do the unthinkable in combining one of its boxer engines with a rear-wheel drive configuration.

Due to be released in the North American market late in 2010, the Scion tC is to be built on an all-new rear-wheel drive platform, featuring a two-door coupe body shape and powered by a 2l, 148kW Subaru turbo motor.

Quite how Toyota can justify an all-new rear-wheel drive platform for a brand which sells preciously low volumes in the US (part of the initial residual protecting strategy) is nearly unfathomable… Unless it is the precursor to a serious Celica revival.


There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.