The Scion xB still looks like a shoebox, but give credit to Scion for not giving up on this model when so many others would have. On the contrary, Scion’s actually continuing to build up the xB with debut of the Release Series 10.0, a specially designed xB that comes with a whole new list of modern technologies.
Limited to just 1,500 units — like the FR-S Release Series 1.0 — the xB Release Series 10.0 doesn’t completely change the vehicle’s outward appearance, but it does have a host of modifications that at least makes it look a little more presentable. That’s probably the only recourse Scion has in differentiating the xB Release Series 10.0 from the standard version, so it set out to do just that, dressing up the model with am Electric Quartz paint that it describes as a mixture of pearl white with subtle green highlights.
That’s just the beginning of a range of new bits for the xB Release Series 10.0. But the best part is that the model is expected to hit dealerships this summer at a price of $20,420, excluding the $755 in delivery, processing and handling fees. Not too bad for a relatively exclusive xB.
Before that, though, the Scion xB Release Series 10.0 made a quick stop at the 2014 New York Auto Show for its official debut.
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Scion xB Release Series 10.0 in detail
Apart from the rather eye-catching paint of the xB Release Series 10.0, the exterior also comes with one of three unique logo projections — that’s right, this model has built-in projectors. One of said logos is a green Scion badge that projects onto the ground, just under the rear bumper. Other than this awesome projector add-on, the only other change is that sharp-looking paint.
The interior, though, is an entirely different animal. This is where Scion really went to work, adding custom-colored seats and door inserts with accent stitching, and two more green projections, including the “xB RS 10.0” on the driver’s side floor and the sequential number of the specific vehicle projected onto the passenger side floor.
Rounding out the interior additions are illuminated "Scion" badges on the door sills, Piano Black interior accents on the center console, steering wheel and vent rings, and Illuminated center console cup holders.
Scion is also no stranger to technology, given it is directly marketed to the younger crowd, there are plenty of standard tech features included with the Release Series 10.0 package. These features include a backup camera, conductive wireless conductive charging (pictured above), and the Scion Display AM/FM/CD/HD Radio Audio System with a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen, hands-free phone capability, music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology and AUX/USB port with iPod connectivity.
Gallery Scion xB Release Series 10
Digital design never drove so well. Scion will debut the xB Release Series 10.0 at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 16, bringing together the inspiration and functionality of modern technology.
“The xB Release Series 10.0 gets a fun, technology influence with wireless charging, a backup camera and an exclusive, modern appearance to inspire drivers,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “A culture of customization and passion already surrounds the xB, and Scion is delivering this unique series to further encourage fans to make these distinctive vehicles their own.”
Just 1,500 limited edition models will feature Electric Quartz paint, a pearl white with subtle green highlights. Green highlighting continues inside the xB with custom colored seats with accent stitching and door inserts. The tech-driven look is carried further with three unique projections: a Scion logo from the rear bumper to the ground, “xB RS 10.0” on the driver’s side interior carpet and the sequential number of the specific vehicle projected onto the passenger side floor.
Enhancing the in-car technology, the xB Release Series 10.0 will come standard with a backup camera and conductive wireless conductive charging. The standard Scion Display Audio System in all 2014 Scion models features a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen, AM/FM/CD/HD Radio™ technology, hands-free phone capability, music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology and AUX/USB port with iPod® connectivity.
Other unique features in the xB Release Series 10.0 include:
- Piano black interior accents on the center console, steering wheel and vent rings
- Illuminated door sills with the Scion name
- Custom floor mats with “xB Release Series 10.0” in white stitching
- Tungsten Gray colored wheel caps
- Illuminated center console cup holders
The xB RS 10.0 model will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,420, available with an automatic transmission only. The price excludes the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $755. The vehicles will be available in dealerships this summer.