• Oct 8, 2010
2011 Scion xD Release Series 3.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery

In an effort to keep its aging xD hatchback a little fresher, Scion has created the limited-edition xD Release Series 3.0 for the 2011 model year. Only 1,500 examples of the RS 3.0 will be built with pricing set at $17,625 (including the $720 destination charge) for cars equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. Opting for the four-speed automatic will set you back an additional $800.

The new brown paint color – xPRESSO – isn't available on any other model in the Scion lineup, and the diminutive xD wears it quite well. From there, Scion adds a four-piece body kit encompassing chunky front and rear lower lips, side skirts and B-pillar appliques finished in a carbon fiber material. Because of the limited production, Scion has also added an individually numbered stainless steel badge, telling owners which of the 1,500 cars they have.

With hot new B-segment offerings like the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 on the market, Scion's attempt to jazz up the xD is a necessary move, but with a fully loaded price of $18,425, it may prove to be a rather tough sell. Cars will hit dealerships later this month, and you can read the full details in Scion's official press blast after the jump.

[Source: Scion]
Show full PR text
Scion Announces Pricing for 2011 xD Release Series 3.0

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2010 – Scion announced pricing today for its first limited-production vehicle of the 2011 model year, the xD Release Series 3.0 (xD RS 3.0). This exclusive five-door urban subcompact will begin arriving in dealerships this month.

The xD RS 3.0 comes fitted with a four-piece body kit including front and rear lower lips along with side skirts. The body kit adds assertive styling and is exclusive to the xD RS 3.0. The xD comes painted in a distinctive color appropriately named xPRESSO, which is not currently offered on any other Scion model.

To complete the stylish exterior, the xD RS 3.0 is equipped with B-pillar appliqués that are constructed from genuine carbon fiber material and feature the xD RS logo.

Only 1,500 units of the xD RS 3.0 will be built, and each vehicle comes with a unique, individually numbered stainless-steel badge. The xD RS 3.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $16,905 with a manual transmission, and $17,705 with an automatic transmission.

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.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugly color, ugly car. Scion was a good idea at first (hated the cars but a good idea); Toyota killed it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $2000 extra takes you from dork to super dork. Toyota couldn't find it in their hearts to ditch the hub caps for the extra 2k?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jeeezzz.. Scion. At least release some decent CG images of the car.. Not sure which agency/render house has done this, but looks like piece of #$%^ CG work.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The new Scion xD 3.0 Edition. Now the color of your xD can match what
      it really is. A turd.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I recently purchased the special edition TERD (NOT)! I'm so glad I did. The fuel milage I'm getting is 36 mpg. Not only is it sporty looking but very comfotable to drive as well as being a passenger. The subcompact size also has its advantage in that it provided me the ability to react quickly to a near crash that I was able too maneuver around. All negative comments about this vehicle are posted by non-Scion xd special edition owners. With that being said, I can only ascertain that the basis of thier comments are derived from a mixture of being quick to judge & ill-educated about this ride. The metallic brown paint is beautiful. Pardon me for being presumptious but I suspect if you were to give this vehicle a test drive you would concur. Until then here's to hoping that ignorance is bliss.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      $2000 for brown paint, a body kit, carbon b-pillar appliques, and an RS badge.

      OK, full disclosure, I currently own a Scion and even I think this is dumb. I think the color is different and decent enough - but I don't think the $2k price tag is even close to warranted in this RS.

        • 4 Years Ago
        ...At least when software goes from 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0 it gets better...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ssssshhhh no one tell Alex Nunez!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think Scion is really that popular with the late 20s/30-something crowd, which is half of the Fiesta's demographic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, look at that little bugger!
        • 4 Years Ago
        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? They don't actually make the cars better, so maybe it's to make them feel more exclusive to the younger demographic they're aiming at? I don't really understand it..
        • 4 Years Ago
        Brown is a great color for a Rolling Turd.
    • Load More Comments