Toyota has announced pricing for the 2010 xB and to the joy of its fans, and consternation of the emerging “boxy” car maket, the newest ”urban utility vehicle” from Scion will maintain last years pricing. But wait, there’s more!
With what is surely a move to persuade potential Kia Soul and Nissan Cube buyers to stick with the xB, Scion is offering the 2010 model for around $15,750 with a five-speed manual gearbox and $16,700 with a four-speed automatic with sequential shifting. In comparison, the Kia Soul, which starts at $13,700 for a base manual transmission model and $15,900 with a four-speed automatic transmission, and the Nissan Cube, with a price of $13,990 for the manual model and $15,690 with a continuously variable automatic are still cheaper. However, the 2010 xB comes with a few standard incentives for new buyers including a Pioneer audio system, power windows/mirrors/door locks with remote, power steering, cruise control, air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with electronic brake assist, front seat-mounted side air bags, roof-mounted side-curtain air bags for both rows and a tilt steering wheel with built-in audio controls. An optional Alpine stereo with navigation and backup camera is extra.
Also new is the exterior color “Sizzling Crimson Mica,” which replaces “Blackberry Crush Metallic.” Both of which sould like mixed drinks from Shenanigans.