2012 Scion xB Release Series 9.0 pricing announced

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 29, 2011

Scion will only produce 1,500 units of the 2012 xB Release Series 9.0. This limited edition model has an MSRP of $18,110 for the manual version and $19,060 for the one that has an automatic transmission. A delivery, processing and handling fee of $730 hasn’t been included yet in these prices.

This vehicle will surely attract plenty of attention with its Hot Lava paint. Its exterior has a unique honeycomb patterned lower grille that smartly displays the Scion brand name.

It’s easy to spot this vehicle in a parking lot as the front and rear Scion badges illuminate when the driver remotely locks or unlocks the doors. The xB RS 9.0 comes with an exclusive perforated synthetic suede front and rear seat covers that have an embossed Scion logo and Hot Lava color-tuned highlights.

The xB gets an individually numbered illuminated badge. Starting on October 3, Zeus, the creator of the High Voltage Scion tC RS 7.0, will be seen in a 30-second broadcast spot to introduce the xB RS 9.0 & xD RS 4.0.

Scion will offer additional support through print, online & out-of-home in early October. P.S. Also check the 2012 Scion xD Release Series 4.0!

It was during the early part of 2003 that the Scion xB was first unveiled for the 2004 model year. Its boxy shape later became a recognizable feature for Scion. Much like the previous versions, the 2008 xB comes with a style that focuses on its uniqueness. While remaining to be aggressive, this new model makes use of the same design elements that were first seen in the t2B concept vehicle when it was unveiled during the New York International Auto Show in 2005.

Examples of styling cues include the elongated headlamps that cover the vehicle’s flanks. That the flat and wide paneling has a soft angle between them is another interesting feature. Other examples are the rectangular grille, the inset taillights, high beltline, and the lone backup light on the left bumper at the rear. Its fenders meanwhile are now more pronounced. There is also the tinted windows in the rear and side mirrors integrated to which are the turn signals.

Since a number of its customers love to drive, Scion made sure to increase the overall size and thus give it a driving experience that is more exciting. To be able to do this, engineers at Scion increased the length of its wheelbase by 4 inches with the total length by 1 foot.

While the width was increased as well, by 3 inches, the overall height became lower by at least 1 inch, allowing for a more comfortable ride. Scion Vice-President Mark Templin shared that no other company in the auto industry has this strong connection to the owners and the best example of this is clearly the 2008 xB.

While the company has long said that it will be adding a box to its lineup, he continued, owners preferred a bigger box. The company listened to all this and thus came out with the better, and clearly bigger, xB, VP Templin said.

Press Release

Scion Announces Pricing for 2012 xD and xB Release Series Models

Scion today debuted for the first time its 2012 xD Release Series 4.0 (xD RS 4.0) and xB Release Series 9.0 (xB RS 9.0) models at the 2011 State Fair of Texas. The two limited production Scions will begin arriving at dealer showrooms in October. Scion is also pleased to announce that all 2012 Scion models will come standard with a new Pioneer™ audio system that features Bluetooth® hands-free, Bluetooth® streaming audio and HD Radio™ technology. Both models will be on display in the Scion booth at the State Fair of Texas until October 23.

2012 xD Release Series 4.0
The 2012 xD Release Series 4.0 (xD RS 4.0) comes exclusively in a premium Blizzard Pearl exterior paint and is upgraded with 16-inch alloy wheels that are finished in a smoked platinum color.

The xD’s Blizzard Pearl paint makes its way into the interior with color-tuned trim pieces on the center console, steering wheel and door panels. The seats are wrapped in a distinctively patterned soft-touch material and feature white stitching. Finally, the xD will include carpeted floor and cargo mats featuring the Release Series logo and white stitching around the border. Each xD RS 4.0 features an individually numbered badge.

Scion will only build 800 units of the xD RS 4.0. The limited edition model will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $16,250 and $17,050 when equipped with a manual and automatic transmission respectively. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $730.

2012 xB Release Series 9.0
The 2012 xB Release Series 9.0 comes painted exclusively in Hot Lava, making sure it attracts attention wherever it goes. The xB’s hot exterior is paired with a unique honeycomb patterned lower grille that cleverly incorporates the brand name “SCION” into the mix. Upon remotely locking or unlocking the doors, the front and rear Scion badges illuminate, allowing this Release Series to be spotted easier in a parking lot at night.

The xB RS 9.0 features exclusive perforated synthetic suede front and rear seat covers that feature an embossed Scion logo and Hot Lava color-tuned highlights. The xB wears an illuminated badge that is individually numbered.

Scion will only build 1,500 units of the xB RS 9.0. The limited edition model will carry a MSRP of $18,110 and $19,060 when equipped with a manual and automatic transmission respectively. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $730.

Beginning on October 3, Zeus - our favorite God-of-the-Gods & creator of the High Voltage Scion tC RS 7.0 - returns to work twice as hard to introduce the xB RS 9.0 & xD RS 4.0 from the comfort of his ‘cradle’ in a :30 broadcast spot. Additional support by way of print, online & out-of-home also begins in early October. See the :30 spot at: http://www.scion.com/releaseseries.com.

The xD and xB Release Series models will come standard with an all-new AM/FM/CD/HD/USB 160-watt maximum output Pioneer™ audio system. New standard features for 2012 include HD Radio™ technology and Bluetooth® connectivity that allows both hands-free phone connection as well as streaming audio capability.

Both models come with the Scion Service Boost, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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