Scion proudly announces that it has partnered with snowboard technical apparel manufacturer 686 to come up with its latest offering, the 2015 xB 686 Parklan Edition. This offering is anticipated to excite customers as this is Scion’s first attempt to take the road less travelled.
Going to where the street meets the mountain, the xB 686 Parklan comes at a time when its iconic xB is expected to finish with its run. The company and 686 had previously worked back in 2011 with the Numeric xB.
The Numeric xB was a show car that was designed based on snowboarders. This partnership has continued and is capped with the xB 686 Parklan. On its exterior, the xB 686 Parklan is painted with Cocoa Bean Metallic and highlighted with red lines on its front portion, rear part, and side mirrors.
This enables it to capture the trademark that the 686 brand is known for. The 16-inch alloy wheels are in gloss black and they also have the 686 logo stamped to them. This feature ties in well with the other parts like the side mirrors, door handles, rear license plate garnish, and black-out badges.
The interior meanwhile has seats that have quilted patterning plus they’re styled in the modern cubist camo that truly reflects the design influence of the 686.
Adding to its functionality especially on the slopes, the 2015 xB 686 Parklan has a zippered storage pocket that is secretly placed on the driver’s side as well as seat back pockets that are zippered too.
All versions of the xB 686 Parklan will include all-weather cargo mats and floor mats. Furthermore, it also has a roof Rack system and a customized INNO Cargo Box. Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland shares that since the xB has been with Scion since the very beginning, the company wanted to give it a very meaningful send-off.
Indeed, the xB will be a classic regardless if it is used on the sloped or the streets, Gilleland concludes. Brent Sandor, who is Director of Marketing for 686, reveals that prior to designing the 2015 xB 686, they had to take the xB on an actual road trip.
This was a three-week journey to Boston that started in California and the company managed to capture the xB in action for its 686 Seconds movie. Sandor relates that by driving the xB from the streets to the mountains and then back to the city, 686 was able to learn that the xB could in fact handle adverse conditions both on the inside and out.
This truly served as the inspiration for the 2015 xB 686, especially with the cargo box on top and the all-weather cargo and floor mats inside.
The 2015 xB 686 is now available for customers who want to drive a vehicle that uniquely combines both function and fashion. The 2015 xB 686 has a price of $19,685, which excludes a $795 fee for delivery, processing and handling.