Toyota promises that upgraded products for Scion are on the way, with the possibility of a redesigned xB coming soon. In the meantime, fans of the boxy hatchback have to make due with the new Release Series 10.0 special edition that is debuting at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The latest limited model puts an emphasis on technology with a wireless charging mat, backup camera, projected logos and a few interior changes.

All the Series 10.0 editions come in Electric Quartz, a pearlescent white color with green highlights, and their steel wheels are covered in Tungsten Gray caps. The exterior's jade color scheme flows inside with the accent stitching on the seats and door panels. This xB is equipped with three projectors – one in the rear bumper displays the company's logo on the ground, and two inside put "xB RS 10.0" on the driver's side and the car's build number on the passenger side. (That's kind of cool, honestly.) Smaller upgrades include piano black trim around the console, illuminated door sills and lit cup holders.

The Release 10.0 edition doesn't see any mechanical changes and uses the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 158 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque as all other xBs, mated solely to a four-speed automatic transmission. Scion plans to build 1,500 Series 10.0 models with pricing starting at $20,420, plus a $755 destination charge. Sales begin this summer. Scroll down for the full details in the release.
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Scion xB Release Series 10.0 Infused With Techie Style

April 10, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 10, 2014) – 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 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.


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      GOSCH
      • 8 Months Ago
      I can understand why Kia Soul is outselling than this. This looks just miserable.
        Muttons
        • 8 Months Ago
        @GOSCH
        It's outclassed by the KIA in virtually every aspect.
      robert
      • 8 Months Ago
      The color might be nice in person. Projector's? Plastic hubcaps? 4 speed auto? Kinda dumb.
      3ry3ry
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'm ready for a new one. The whole scion line up is getting a bit old which is a real shame because when all these vehicles came out they were redefining segments and were a go to vehicle for many people but now scion is becoming more and more of an afterthought and their pure price strategy blows. You would expect for 20K you would atleast get some alloy wheels
      Slideways
      • 8 Months Ago
      Half the Scion lineup is moulding and it's a shame. They used to offer a better package in terms of value than their Toyota counterparts like the Yaris, Corolla and the Matrix. Also it had a small dash of flair and funkiness to it too. I wonder if Toyota is going to develop or kill these models off.
      Hoale
      • 8 Months Ago
      for another $2,000 you can get the stick on chrome vents, fake bullet hole stickers and a can of flat black spray paint
      AntBee
      • 8 Months Ago
      Again, with the hubcaps, Scion? A special edition is supposed to be just that, special. Hubcaps are not special. A four-speed automatic is not special. 2.4 litre engine with 158hp, nowhere near special. I do like the pool lights, that's special, a charging mat, not so much. Get with the times, Toyota/Scion or get out of the game!
        superchan7
        • 8 Months Ago
        @AntBee
        Toyota has been neglecting a very good platform. If you can tolerate the penalty box interior, this is a CR-V for $10k less. Spend $3k on an interior upgrade and taller gearing, blow away the competition at the $20-21k price point.
      EvilTollMan
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'm sure people will be rushing into the Scion dealerships lining up for this version.
      superchan7
      • 8 Months Ago
      The xB only has cargo space going for it. Everything else is outdated; the powertrain can't keep up in power or MPG, the interior is a lesson in austerity, the style is OK if a bit stale at 6 years old. I have to say, Scion still offers options a la carte, which is unique these days. But the non-negotiable price also means that better cars can be had if you're a good negotiator. I got a very well-optioned Fiat 500L for not much more than this xB RS that doesn't even have alloy wheels. A much more upscale driving experience with just a few cu. ft. less total cargo room. I even rolled in an extended warranty to take care of potential reliability issues.
        bonehead
        • 8 Months Ago
        @superchan7
        I agree with most of what you say but hte xB does have more going for it than that. It has amazing reliability, and a very cheap price. And at a torquey 158hp its not terrible. There are many cars in the class with way less power. But im really wanting to see an update. Keep it the same size, give it more power and better mileage and make it handle well by reducing weight. Its really a great car that just needed updating in about 2010
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 8 Months Ago
      I have an '08 release 5.0 and love it. So do my dogs and my son. Very comfy and roomy. That said why no manual transmission anymore, mine has one. Just like all good furniture should have a marble top, all good vehicles should have an optional manual tranny. No chance of me trading mine in then. Say, why no five or six speed automatic?
      Jarod Forney
      • 8 Months Ago
      I remember when the XB/Toyota BB, used to be cool.... Then the Soul came along, now the XB just seems like it's trying to hard to be "hip" ,scion, knowing them. They probably think the words hip and happening are still in style...it shows in the ads they produce. Way behind the times, the XB needs a MAJOR do over from the chassis up.
      Jay
      • 8 Months Ago
      Why do they keep producing this car?
      Terry Actill
      • 8 Months Ago
      Pizza delivery guys rejoice.
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