2009 LA Auto Show: 2010 Scion xB Release Series
By KBB.com Editors on December 3, 2009 9:17 AMScion pulled the wraps off its latest iteration of limited edition models at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show and introduced the 2010 xB Release Series 7.0. Finished in a suitably vibrant color called "Murasaki" -- Japanese for purple -- the baddest box of the year comes fitted with a four-piece DAMD body kit that includes a more aggressively contoured front fascia, sculpted side sills and an edgier rear cap accented by a center-exit exhaust port in its lower lip. Upstream of that aperture lurks a TRD-spec sport muffler. It terminates in a pair of double-walled outlets which add a bit more visual attitude to what Scion says is a unique aural experience. Complementing the mix is a set of TRD springs that knock an additional inch off of the xB's ride height and put more precision in its handling. Inside, the xB RS 7.0 sports unique black fabric seats with purple contrast highlights and an "RS" logo embroidered the sides of their lower cushions as well a leather-wrapped RAZO GT Formula Spec shift knob. Each of the 2,000 xB RS 7.0s Scion plans to spin out also gets its own stainless steel number badge. The first of these distinctive xB Release Series 7.0s is due to arrive in Scion dealers this month. Versions fitted with the standard five-speed manual transmission sticker at $18,990 and those with the optional four-speed autoshifter command $19,940. Both can also be fitted with a color-keyed rear spoiler for an extra $320.