2012 Scion xD Release Series 4.0, xB Release Series 9.0 hit dealers next month

Scion has unveiled the 2012 xD Release Series 4.0 (xD RS 4.0) and xB Release Series 9.0 (xB RS 9.0) models. The two limited-production models will be headed to dealerships next month.

The 2012 xD Release Series 4.0 (xD RS 4.0) is available exclusively in a premium Blizzard Pearl exterior paint and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels that are finished in a smoked platinum color. The interior gets color-tuned trim pieces on the center console, steering wheel and door panels. The seats are also wrapped in a distinctively patterned soft-touch material and get white stitching. Of course you get some special floor mates and cargo mats with the RS logo and an individually numbered badge. Prices for the 2012 xD RS 4.0 start at $16,250 with a manual and $17,050 with an automatic.

The 2012 xB Release Series 9.0 comes exclusively in a Hot Lava exterior with a honeycomb patterned lower grille that cleverly incorporates the ‘SCION’ name. A cool feature is the illumination of the Scion badges on the front and back upon remotely locking or unlocking the doors. Inside, the xB RS 9.0 gets perforated synthetic suede front and rear seat covers that feature the Scion logo and Hot Lava color-tuned highlights.

Scion will only build 1,500 units of the xB RS 9.0 with prices starting at $18,110 for the manual and $19,060 for the automatic.

Separately, Scion said that all 2012 Scion models will come standard with a new Pioneer audio system that features Bluetooth hands-free, Bluetooth streaming audio and HD Radio technology.

– By: Omar Rana