2012 Toyota Zelas | new car review

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 by

The Zelas has been a fairly new car in ’s Middle East lineup. It was introduced in 2011 and is sold internationally as the Scion tC. It’s a front-wheel drive two-door based on the Avensis platform. Internationally it made its debut in 2004 and is considered as the replacement for the Toyota Celica that shared a similar layout.

The Toyota Zelas has the same 2.5-litre four cylinder dual VVT-i engine as in the Camry but produces 176bhp @ 6000rpm as compared to the Camry’s 181bhp. Maximum torque is rated at 230Nm at 4100rpm.

In standard trim you get black interiors with a Bluetooth enabled 6CD in-dash changer with eight speakers, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and phone switches, rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels.

On the safety front, the 2012 Toyota Zelas gets front, knee, side and curtain airbags, stability control, abs with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). It also gets automatic day/night rearview mirrors.


Basic level AED 90,000
Top level AED 95,000

2.5L 4-cylinder VVT-i

6-speed automatic

176bhp @ 6000rpm

230Nm @ 4100rpm

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