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Click above for a high-res gallery of the Scion xD Release Series 1.0.

Scion seems to release more limited-edition models than we have fingers and toes to count, and it's continuing that tradition this June with the xD Release Series 1.0.

Scion's attempt to differentiate the xD RS 1.0 from its staid siblings includes a Hot Lava paint job, a DAMD four-piece body kit and a rear spoiler. The magma-themed exterior works its way inside with color-matching trim and seat inserts, while a RAZO shift knob, TRD lowering springs and model-specific wheel covers (wheel covers, really?) round out the poser package.

Scion is limiting production of the xD RS 1.0 to 2,000 units with an MSRP set at $1,999 over the standard xD's $14,550 base price (not including the $640 destination charge).



PRESS RELEASE

Scion Announces Pricing For Limited Edition xD Release Series 1.0

May 16, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Scion announced today that the third limited-production Scion for 2008, the xD Release Series 1.0 (xD RS 1.0), will be available at dealer showrooms beginning in June.

The 2008 xD RS 1.0 features Hot Lava exterior paint. This first limited edition xD will turn heads with a DAMD body kit, rear spoiler, Release Series wheel covers and TRD lowering springs. Inside, the xD RS 1.0 will feature Hot Lava accented seats and interior trim, and a RAZO Release Series shift knob. Like all Release Series vehicles, an individually numbered badge completes the uniqueness of this vehicle.

Only 2,000 units of the xD RS 1.0 will be built. The xD RS 1.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,999 over the base price of the xD. The manual transmission xD carries a base MSRP of $14,550, while the MSRP for the automatic transmission model is $15,350.

The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $620 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fees for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      They are just dressing up a 16k car to sell to the kids who lack the funds to drop 18k on a car followed by 10k in wheels, oversized exhaust and body kits alone only to have a mismatched stupid looking car in many cases. Not a bad idea at all. Most of us have no interest, but I always liked the Scion line for some reason.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Re: plastic wheel covers, others have it correct. Scion installs plain wheel covers as they know the vast majority of buyers prefer to install custom wheels instead of sticking with the OE wheel. The wheel covers help reduce the overall cost of the car (who doesn't want that?) while giving buyers exactly what they want.

      Looks like the car comes with a pretty basic Pioneer stereo system, another area where most buyer want to design and install their own custom equipment.

      Scion did the same thing with the tC a couple years ago; car was offered with plain steel wheels and a basic stereo, with the understanding almost every buyer was going to install custom wheels and electronics anyway. Buyers got a cheaper car and didn't have to try to dispose of the factory equipment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, it is a cohesive styling touch to the car with the magma red and matching interior trimming but maybe $1,499, but definitely not $1,999.

      As for the wheel covers, I see it as a two-way street. I can see why people would say it's "bogus" and I totally agree, it is "limited". But in the past I have wished for an option for covered wheels to save some money to spend on after market wheels.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Might want to check those prices.

      http://www.scion.com/#xD
      • 7 Years Ago
      hmm..

      yawn

      anyone agree???

      at least it's a stick..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, thats cool. It's probably just a more sporty version of the Yaris.
        • 7 Years Ago
        If by "more sporty" you mean "not at all related to" then you're close. The xD does have the dual VVTi 1.8L not the Single VVTi 1.5L from the Yaris. It seems like a decent value, much better than its boxed sibling that is too big for being a fun little box...
        • 7 Years Ago
        i meant, a yaris just more power and more accessories.
      • 7 Years Ago
      scion are for ricers
        • 7 Years Ago
        ...says the person with the AE86 avatar.
        • 7 Years Ago
        as apposed to the millions of honda ricers out there? And lets not even get started on the neons.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wheel covers?! C'mon Scion/Toyota, that is bogus.

      I just had to second the poster's indignation.
        seanhandy07
        • 7 Years Ago
        yes wheel covers cause generic rims are for posers. REAL car enthusiasts dont settle for crapper dealer rims that are gay
        • 7 Years Ago
        I personally love the way GM does it with the new Malibu, they pretty much put fake alloy/aluminum wheels on the base model (shaped steel rims with silver covers, genius.)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why not? I would love it if I had the option of getting wheel covers with any trim level on any vehicle purchase, that gives me the benefit of saving some money to spend on new wheels.
      seanhandy07
      • 7 Years Ago
      plus with a lower drop that kit will look sick
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where's the RWD option Toyota? Huh?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Been corrected. Thanks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Autoblog can never get the prices right on the Scion Release Series cars.

      manual MSRP $14,550 + RS 1.0 $1,999 + $620 delivery = $17,169

      auto MSRP $15,350 + RS 1.0 $1,999 + $620 delivery = $17,969
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