Scion announces limited edition xB Release Series (RS) 6.0

Article by Christian A., on January 6, 2009

The xB Release Series 6.0, or simply xB RS 6.0, which is Scion's first limited-production vehicle for this year and comes with Absolutely Red pain finish, will reach dealerships by February, but prior to that it will be displayed at the NAIAS from January 11-25 in Detroit for the press and the public.

Highlights of the car include the following: a special front grill with bespoke black finish and Release Series wheel covers, a color-coded rear spoiler option, a touch screen Pioneer Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) overhead unit complete with flash memory, voice recognition, MSN Direct, Bluetooth interface, USB, SD card, and iPod connectivity.

The overhead AVN unit also functions as a satellite radio and HD Radio-ready and can play DVDs and iPod videos when parked. Car owners can customize the 32k colors of the 5.8-inch hi-res WVGA LCD touch-screen display.

Further features of the vehicle include illuminated door sills, highlighted interior trim and color-tuned seat fabric, rear cargo cover, and unique numbered badging rounds off this special car.

A limited number of 2,500 units will be built with an MSRP of $1,743 above the price of the xB. The base MSRP for the regular xB with a manual gearbox is $15,750, while one with an automatic gearbox will fetch an MSRP of $16,700 and an Absolutely Red spoiler with an MSRP of $320 (excluding installation) is also available.

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Scion Announces Pricing for xB Release Series 6.0

Scion announced today that its first limited-production vehicle for 2009, the xB Release Series 6.0 (xB R.S. 6.0), will be available at dealer showrooms in February.

A 2009 xB RS 6.0 will be on display in the Scion booth at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11-25 for media and public days.

The 2009 xB Release Series 6.0 comes exclusively in Absolutely Red exterior paint. A unique front grille with custom black finish and Release Series wheel covers distinguish this limited production xB. A color-keyed rear spoiler will be available as an option.

Inside, the xB features a touch screen Pioneer Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) headunit with flash memory, voice recognition, MSN Direct, and Bluetooth(R). For media player flexibility, the AVN unit comes with USB, SD card, and iPod connectivity. The Pioneer AVN headunit is also satellite radio and HD Radio(R) ready and will play DVDs and iPod videos when the vehicle is in park. In addition, users can select from over 32,000 colors to customize the 5.8-inch high-resolution WVGA LCD touch-panel display.

Absolutely Red makes its mark inside the xB as well with color-tuned four-in-one interior lights, RS 6.0 illuminated door sills, and accented interior trim and color-tuned seat fabric. The xB RS 6.0 will also be equipped with a rear cargo cover. Individually numbered badging completes the uniqueness of this vehicle.

Only 2,500 units of the xB RS 6.0 will be built. The xB RS 6.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,743 over the base price of the xB. The base MSRP for the standard xB with a manual transmission is $15,750, while the standard xB with an automatic transmission model carries a MSRP of $16,700. The available Absolutely Red spoiler has a MSRP of $320, not including installation.

The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $670 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

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