TORRANCE, Calif., March 3, 2009 – Scion’s Release Series (RS) models have been a lightning rod for buyers that want the style of a custom ride and the peace of mind that all the accessories are up to the brand’s standards in fit and finish. The Release Series are limited-production offerings that have an array of cool custom touches inside and out and are designated by number within the series. For a small bump on the bottom line, Release Series Scions deliver a special one-off color and combinations of interior and exterior treatments.
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.
Approximately 2,500 2009 xB Release Series 6.0 are sprayed exclusively in Absolutely Red and feature a unique front grille with custom black finish. Special Release Series wheel covers differentiate this limited production xB, as does an available color-keyed rear spoiler option.
Inside, the xB RS 6.0 features a touch-screen Pioneer Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) head unit 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 head unit is also satellite radio and HD Radio ready and will play DVDs and iPod videos when the gear selector is in park.
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 is also equipped with a rear cargo cover.
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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Source: Scion Press Release