The Scion xB targeted the growing Gen Y market with innovative styling that elicited emotion and demanded to be noticed. Beyond its aggressive styling, the xB was a versatile subcompact with impressive performance, a vast amount of interior space and enormous potential for personal customization by the consumer.
The exterior look of Scion xB was cutting edge with a box shape and sharp edges. It hunkered down low over its wheels and rose tall and wide with flat panels and 90-degree angles. This achieved maximum space from minimal exterior dimensions.
The xB was powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and equipped with variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i), producing 108 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 105 lb-ft. of torque at 4,200 RPM. Weighing in at just around 2,400 pounds, the xB had an excellent power-to-weight ratio, providing energetic shift response.
Like all Scion products, the xB was mono-spec, making ordering simple. Thanks to its long list of standard equipment, the only decisions the xB buyer needed to make were transmission, color, and accessories.
For 2006, all Scions received a redesigned Pioneer AM/FM/CD audio head unit. Scion also offered music lovers a new, optional Apple iPod compatible audio upgrade from Pioneer that integrated the world's most popular digital music player with the car's sound system, offering music navigation, power and display.
Source: Scion press