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Detroit Auto Show Preview: Scion xB R.S. 6.0

Limited Edition "Release Series" will be on display at NAIAS

 |  Jan 08 2009, 5:36 PM

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Scion will have on display a limited edition version of its popular xB at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Called the xB Release Series (R.S.) 6.0, just 2,500 of these vehicle will be sold and all of them with a bespoke paint color called Absolutely Red.

The xB R.S. 6.0 will also receive other exterior treatments including a custom black grille and R.S. wheel covers. (A paint-matched rear spoiler will also be optional).

Inside, the Absolutely Red color seeps through with red-detailed fabric seats as well as red lights in the foot-wells and red illuminated door sills that feature the “Release Series 6.0” logo.

The limited edition xB will also get a Pioneed headunit with a 5.8-inch LCD screen that can play DVDs when the car is in park. The headunit has a flash memory, voice recognition, MSN Direct and Bluetooth functionality, as well as iPod connectivity and slots for SD cards and USB sticks.

The Scion xB R.S. 6.0 retails for 1,743 over a standard xB, making it $17,493 for a manual version and $18,443 for an automatic.

Scion xB Release Series 6.0:

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Official release after the jump:

Scion Announces Pricing for xB Release Series 6.0 – To Be Displayed at the 2009 North American International Auto Show

2009 Scion xB RS 6.0
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2009 — Scion announced today that its first limited-production vehicle for 2009, the xB Release Series 6.0 (xB R.S. 6.0), will be available at dealer showrooms in February.

A 2009 xB RS 6.0 will be on display in the Scion booth at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11-25 for media and public days.

The 2009 xB Release Series 6.0 comes exclusively in Absolutely Red exterior paint. A unique front grille with custom black finish and Release Series wheel covers distinguish this limited production xB. A color-keyed rear spoiler will be available as an option.

Inside, the xB features a touch screen Pioneer Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) headunit with flash memory, voice recognition, MSN Direct, and Bluetooth. For media player flexibility, the AVN unit comes with USB, SD card, and iPod connectivity. The Pioneer AVN headunit is also satellite radio and HD Radio ready and will play DVDs and iPod videos when the vehicle is in park. In addition, users can select from over 32,000 colors to customize the 5.8-inch high-resolution WVGA LCD touch-panel display.

Absolutely Red makes its mark inside the xB as well with color-tuned four-in-one interior lights, RS 6.0 illuminated door sills, and accented interior trim and color-tuned seat fabric. The xB RS 6.0 will also be equipped with a rear cargo cover. Individually numbered badging completes the uniqueness of this vehicle.

Only 2,500 units of the xB RS 6.0 will be built. The xB RS 6.0 model will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,743 over the base price of the xB. The base MSRP for the standard xB with a manual transmission is $15,750, while the standard xB with an automatic transmission model carries a MSRP of $16,700. The available Absolutely Red spoiler has 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.

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