Toyota’s UAE dealer launched the 2011 Scion tC at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Motor Show, only, it will be known as the Toyota Zelas in the GCC, and will come standard with an aggressive body kit.
The all-new 5-seater 2011 Toyota Zelas is powered by a Camry-derived 176 hp 2.5-litre VVT-i 4-cylinder engine, with 230 Nm of torque at 4100 rpm, front-wheel-drive, and a 6-speed automatic with tiptronic. The two-door coupe has four-wheel-independent suspension with MacPherson struts up front and double-wishbone rear, as well as four-wheel-disc brakes, vented at the front and solid rear. The car weighs 1425 kg and comes to a 55-litre fuel tank.
The Zelas comes in only two trim levels. The rather-loaded base trim comes with an 8-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with USB port and 6-disc CD changer, Bluetooth, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, manual a/c, power windows, folding electric mirrors, ABS, stability control, front and side airbags, spilt-folding rear seat, fog lamps, 17-inch alloys with 215/50 tyres, parking sensors, leather steering wheel with controls, rear spoiler and the body kit. The top version adds leather upholstery, cruise control, paddle shifters and smart keyless entry with starter button. Curiously, a sunroof is not offered, although a 6-speed manual may be available for order at some dealers.
The surprisingly spacious compact coupe has a reasonable base price of Dhs 90,000 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with the top one coming in at Dhs 95,000. It is already on sale, with a 5-year warranty. Toyota says they are going to promote it as a tuner car.
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