Toyota’s other subsidiary, Scion, debuts its new 2011 Scion xB urban utility vehicle that will arrive at dealerships later this month. The enhancements to the 2011 xB come with a $150 price increase over the 2010 model resulting with MSRPs of $16,000 and $16,950 for manual and automatic transmission models, respectively.
The restyled Scion xB urban utility vehicle gets a new smooth, aerodynamic front bumper with honeycomb pattern and improved headlamp design. The new front bumper features enlarged outer vents to give a sporty stance of the Scion xB. On the rear, a new bumper shape with new tail light to compliment it.
Inside the 2011 Scion xB urban utility vehicle, driver- and front-passenger seats are redesigned to include larger bolsters for greater comfort and stability. The 2011 xB will be available in seven exterior colors including the all-new Army Rock Metallic and Elusive Blue Metallic. The xB’s roomy interior offers utility with 21.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats, versatile 60/40 split fold flat rear seats for additional space and a flat cargo floor.
The 2011 Scion xB features a 2.4-liter dual overhead-cam four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), produces 158 horsepower and is rated California Level II Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV-II). The xB has estimated EPA fuel economy ratings of 22 city/28 highway for both the five-speed manual transmission and the four-speed automatic with sequential shifting.
The 2011 Scion xB features 16-inch steel wheels and customers have the choice between three standard wheel covers which are shared with the xD. The xB stops with 10.83-inch ventilated discs in the front and 10.98-inch disc brakes in the rear and has a front MacPherson strut and rear torsion beam suspension.