(TORONTO, ON – December 12, 2014) The Scion xB is the iconic urban utility vehicle that’s big on style, space, and driving fun. With a blend of clean lines, sharp angles and a roomy interior, it also fits a surprising amount of friends and gear. This car offers drivers an experience that’s about more than just getting there.
“Scion is all about making bold statements, and every 2015 Scion xB is ready for Canadian drivers to turn into their own expression of style,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Scion in Canada. “Generously equipped with standard features and equipment, the Scion xB combines versatility and attitude in a winning formula.”
While the xB’s looks make a strong statement, they aren’t its only selling feature. A 2.4L 4-cylinder engine delivers a peak 158 HP for lively acceleration, with a sequential multiport electronic fuel injection. Pair this engine with a choice of two transmissions – a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic with gate-type shifter and transmission cooler. Both deliver a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 9.8L/100KM*, ensuring you’ll spend less time at the pumps and more time on the road.
Highly-responsive electric power steering, MacPherson Strut Front and Torsion Beam Rear suspension systems along with front ventilated disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes work together to create an agile ride that’s comfortable on the open road. For even greater driving fun, customize the xB with TRD Accessories – including lowering springs, upgraded shocks, sway bars, the TRD Big Brake Kit, and more.
Integrated and active safety features are standard in the xB. Designed to both protect its occupants and prevent accidents, Scion’s Star Safety System™ includes features such as Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Traction Control, Smart Stop Technology and Brake Assist.
The Scion xB offers a surprisingly spacious and functional interior with plenty of standard comfort, convenience and style, including:
New for 2015, every Scion xB is standard equipped with a backup camera with in-dash display, making it even easier to score that tight parking spot;
A six-speaker, audio system with: 6.1” touch-screen display; integrated Bluetooth capability; AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA capability; auxiliary input jack and USB input for portable audio devices; and multi-function steering wheel audio controls;
Air conditioning with cabin air filter and rear seat heater ducts;
Room for five in premium cloth-covered adjustable front seats and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat;
Power door locks with keyless entry;
A three-spoke steering wheel on a tilting/telescoping steering column;
A 12-volt accessory power outlet;
Dual power adjustable, heated exterior mirrors with integrated signal lamps;
Make the Scion xB yours, by choosing from a selection of factory personalization parts and accessories, including many high performance parts from Toyota Racing Development. Drivers may also choose to upgrade to the Premium Display Audio System with Navigation, add the Bongiovi Acoustics digital signal processing system, or treat themselves to leather seat surfaces with dual-setting heated front seats. Or there’s the option of enhancing the engine immobilizer with a security system featuring a glass breakage sensor.
The 2015 Scion xB is on sale now at Scion Dealers across Canada, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $19,310 for manual transmission models and $20,330 for those equipped with the automatic transmission.
* Fuel efficiency ratings are based on the new 5-cycle testing procedures (Natural Resources Canada)
About Scion Canada
Scion is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Scion tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S vehicles through a sales and service network of 90 dealerships across Canada. All Scions come fully loaded with many standard features including Scion’s Star Safety System. Backed by Toyota, Scion is built by passion and dedicated to quality, style and performance. Find out what moves you at www.scion.ca or www.facebook.com/scioncanada.