• Dec 1, 2009
Scion xB Release Series 7.0 - Click above for high-res image gallery

As we've come to expect, Toyota will roll out a special edition Scion model at the upcoming LA Auto Show. As has typically been the case with these special editions, the xB Release Series 7.0 will sport a standard body kit and an unmistakable color palette inside and out.

For numero 007, Toyota has chosen a four-piece DAMD body kit that includes front and rear lower lips plus a set of side skirts. It's certainly not the best looking body kit available, but the real kicker is the color. The hue is called Murasaki, which means "purple" in Japanese. Yep, purple.

Inside, black fabric seats will be highlighted with more matching purple insets and a leather-wrapped RAZO GT Formula Spec shift knob. Suspension bits are upgraded with TRD lowering springs and a new exhaust system features a sportier sound and twin center-mounted tail pipes. For what it's worth, there's an optional rear spoiler but no alloy wheels.

Those with a hankering for a Grimace-inducing-and-recalling Scion will be able to get one of the 2,000 planned models for $18,320 with a manual transmission or $19,270 with an automatic (plus a $670 shipping and handling fee) starting this month. See the high-res gallery below and hit the jump for the press release.



[Source: Scion]

PRESS RELEASE

Scion Announces Pricing for xB Release Series 7.0, Will Debut at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show


TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2009 -- Scion announced today that it will be displaying its latest limited-production vehicle, the 2010 xB Release Series 7.0 (xB RS 7.0) in the Scion booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Dec. 2-13, 2009. The xB RS 7.0 will begin arriving in dealerships in December 2009.

The xB RS 7.0 comes fitted with a four-piece DAMD body kit including front and rear lower lips along with side skirts. The xB comes exclusively painted in a distinctive color appropriately named Murasaki, which means "purple" in Japanese.

One of the most distinctive features of the xB RS 7.0 is the TRD sport muffler that exits out the center of DAMD rear lip. The exhaust system features twin double-walled tips and is specifically designed in conjunction with the DAMD rear lip to give the xB a sporty appearance and a sound that can only be found on this particular Release Series. To complete the stylish exterior, the xB RS 7.0 is equipped with TRD lowering springs that bring the ride height down over an inch and offer sporty handling. A color-keyed rear spoiler will be available as an option.

The interior of the xB RS 7.0 features exclusive black fabric seats with color-tuned highlights that complement the car's exterior. The sides of the driver and front passenger lower seat cushions are embroidered with the "RS" logo. The driver is also treated to a leather-wrapped RAZO GT Formula Spec shift knob that delivers a sporty feel.

Only 2,000 units of the xB RS 7.0 will be built, and each vehicle comes with a unique, individually numbered stainless-steel badge. The xB RS 7.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $18,320 with a manual transmission, and $19,270 with an automatic transmission. A limited supply of the available color-matched rear spoiler will be available to xB RS 7.0 owners and carries 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.

On December 2, visit the Release Series Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/scionreleaseseries and play the Murasaki racing game
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      • 5 Years Ago
      the really funny thing is that there are still new xB release series 6.0s sitting on dealer lots...

      the brand is so dead -- which is too bad, it had a lot of potential in the beginning years
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stunningly different from the previous model...
      • 5 Years Ago
      $18k for a car with *HUB CAPS* ?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      the really funny thing is that there are still new xB release series 6.0s sitting on dealer lots...

      the brand is so dead -- which is too bad, it had a lot of potential in the beginning years
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree its sad... I had an xA, it was a great little car... Back when the brand first came out there was little competition for their products... Now they have fallen behind and fallen victim to the same boringness that plagues the rest of Toyota... I know I will probably never set foot on a Toyota dealership again until I am well over 30... I was interested in the IQ but I'm sick of waiting to hear more about it...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love how they designed the alloy wheels to impressively mimic $10 Pep Boys wheel covers, and that they're included in the $18k price. Win!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good, and certainly stands out. They don't come standard with alloys because there are several options that buyers can choose from.

      I just hope they make the next xB smaller.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They've done this for years, hater.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is just a gimmick to let people know that the xB still exists, fanboy. There's no reason they need to add a sport appearance package to a 4pot 5door hatch- or wagon what ever the EPA says
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, another day of successful pissing-off of the haters!
      • 5 Years Ago
      ha ha ha ha love the hub caps.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the body style and the color, but for the price the spoiler should have been included.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing makes your Scion to stand out of the crowd better than ugly paint, ugly glued-on body kit and steel wheels with hubcaps. Yay, special. Where is my wallet, because Scion has me convinced now. The previous six special editions just did not do it for me, but this one is a winnah! NOT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      You Americans like this deformity?
      It's a box on wheels............
      • 5 Years Ago
      And, like every other Scion ever built, there's a greater chance that a 44 year old mom will be driving it than her 24 year old kids.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Geez, these Moms really get around, they seem to be the ones driving all those Off Roader SUVs as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh thank god they released this today... Otherwise it would have been a slow news day. This car just reminds me how worthless the Scion experiment was, oh and that I hated Barney as a kid.
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