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Edmunds Inside Line is reporting on a rumor from Japan: A 250hp sport coupe from Toyota based on the Scion tC is in the works. The current Scion tC, a fun car that couldn't outrun a RAV4 filled with gravestones, could use the extra horses, and if the Japanese sources are correct, the new coupe โ€” due in 2006 โ€” would replace the Toyota Celica in Japan, while getting a Scion badge in the US. Power could come from a worked-over version of the current 2.4-liter for, or a new, high-performance 2.0-liter that's reportedly in development.

WHISPERS: Toyota Planning New 250-hp Scion tC [Edmunds]

Toyota to Launch 16 New Models in 30 Months [internal]