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.