Scion xD Release Series 3.0 Priced from $16,905

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Scion xD Release Series 3.0 Priced from $16,905

Scion‘s xD RS 3.0 is yet another special edition that lacks any real substance, but evidently that’s not stopping the folks at Scion from releasing it to the public. Much like the Ford Mustang and Porsche 911 variants that have been flooding the marketplace, the highlight here seems to be a cool paintjob and carbon-fiber trim for the B-pillars. Hooray.

For the privilege of owning such a rareified beast, the xD will set you back $16,905 with a manual transmission, and $17,705 with an automatic transmission. We can barely contain our excitement.

Check out the official press release after the jump:

PRESS RELEASE

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.

  • ToyotaReference.com

    You have to remember that the Scion brand is built around personalization and the idea is that most cars are modified by their owners after they are purchased. So although these Release Series Scions seem ho-hum, they are greeted enthusiastically by the tuner crowd because now the new owners can skip a couple thousand dollars in repainting costs, slap on some new wheels and other accessories and have a very unique vehicle.