Scion Brings Standard Touchscreen to All Models, Bumps up Prices

Scion Brings Standard Touchscreen to All Models, Bumps up Prices

Scion has announced that every single one of its 2014 vehicles will be outfitted with a touchscreen audio system, along with pricing for its full 2014 model lineup which has increased slightly across the board. 

The new standard audio system uses a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen and features bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone calls and music streaming. Buyers can also now opt for the $1,198 Scion BeSpoke Premium Audio system which includes GPS navigation services, social media app integration, internet radio and smartphone-compatible access to 30,00 radio stations along with a group of 17 Scion signature stations.

The first crop of vehicles to receive the new standard system will be 2013 Scion xBs built after August, 2013. Pricing for the 2013 xB starts at $16,970 for a base model with a manual transmission and moves up to $17,920 for an automatic-equipped car.  That is a $170 increase over the previous model year.

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The 2014 Scion FR-S gets a little more than just the standard system, gaining new sport-knee cushions located on the doors and sides of the center console to save passengers knees from knocking into hard plastic. Pricing for the small sports car starts at $24,700, while the addition of an automatic transmission bumps the price to $25,800, representing a price increase of $200 compared to last year.

In addition to the new audio system, the 2014 Scion xD is also gaining two new two-tone color options: black sand pearl/ magnetic gray metallic and classic silver metallic/ sparkling sea metallic. Pricing for the xD kicks off at $15,920, while an automatic transmission will boost the price to $16,720. Either of the two-tone paint options will bump the price up by $500. This is about a $150 increase over the previous model.

Lastly, the small Scion iQ is getting a new special ‘Monogram’ edition that adds a two-tone paint combo, color-keyed exterior mirrors and spoiler along with alloy wheels and floor mats with the iQ logo stitched in. Only 150 iQ Monograms will be produced and each will sell for $16,520.

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