2011 Scion xB Release Series 8.0

Not one, not two, but eight special limited edition models later and here’s the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show with Scion’s newest xB called the Release Series 8.0. We don’t know what it is about the xB that simply fascinates Scion, but we’re starting to take bets to see how many more special editions Toyota’s child is going to roll out.

Until the day when Scion stops creating these silly little editions, we’ll just have to bite the bullet and keep on providing information about them. The xB RS 8.0 comes fitted with a four-piece body kit designed by Kenstyle that includes an aggressive front and rear lower lips, and side skirts. The exterior will be painted in Voodoo Blue, a color that is not currently available on any other Scion model.

The interior will be freshened up with seats and door panel trim that have been covered in an exclusive black fabric with blue accents. The floor mats also feature the same color blue in the form of the "xB RS 8.0" logo.

So basically, what you are looking at is the Release Series 7.0 minus the TRD sport muffler and leather-wrapped RAZO GT Formula Spec shift knob. Oh, and you get that "nifty" blue color instead of the purple given to last year’s model.

The Scion xB Release Series 8.0 is limited to 2000 units and goes on sale later this month. Prices will begin at $18,405 for a manual transmission and $19,355 for an automatic transmission, which is slightly lower than the Series 7.0. For an extra $320 customers will also get a color-matched rear spoiler.

Press release

Scion announced today that it will be displaying its latest limited-production vehicle, the 2011 xB Release Series 8.0 (xB RS 8.0), in the Scion booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov. 17-28, 2010. The xB RS 8.0 will begin arriving in dealerships later this month.

The xB RS 8.0 comes fitted with a four-piece body kit designed by Kenstyle, including aggressive front and rear lower lips and side skirts. The xB comes painted in a vibrant color called Voodoo Blue, which is not currently available on any other Scion model. A color-keyed rear spoiler will be available as an option. 

Scion xB Release Series 8.0

One of the most unique elements of the xB RS 8.0 is its sunroof, which features power tilt and slide function not currently available on regular xB models. The interior includes seats and door-panel trim covered in an exclusive black fabric with blue color-tuned highlights to complement the exterior. This Release Series comes equipped with unique floor mats embroidered in blue with the "xB RS 8.0" logo. 

Only 2,000 units of the xB RS 8.0 will be built, and each vehicle comes with a unique, individually numbered Release Series badge illuminated in blue. The xB RS 8.0 will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $18,405 with a manual transmission, and $19,355 with an automatic transmission. A limited supply of the available color-matched rear spoiler will be available to xB RS 8.0 owners with a MSRP of $320, not including installation.

Scion xB Release Series 8.0

The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $720 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.


5 comments:

Scion xB look so plain though the color painted Voodoo Blue give life to the car. Not so impressive at all.

It’s kinda weird concept, I remember the car face of Mr. Bean itself that makes me fun with this show off car.

he station on that things radio is 96.3. Funny, because here in Dallas that’s a country station.

Why does Scion keep doing release series for their cars? One reason I think could be to help resale, on KBB there’s an option for "Special Edition" to be checked off, but how much does that add?

What gets me the most is that the seats are so damn uncomfortable. I drove my boss to the airport and back one day.

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