Having been in the market for 11 years, Scion has finally decided to refresh their xB model for the model year 2016. Since its inception back in 2013, this SUV earned accolades from fans and critics alike and made a name in the hearts of urban users. The 2016 Scion xB will go through a drastic changes and make way for a new generation of SUV models. The boxy shape of the old vehicle will be done away and would be replaced by an elegant body design. The company would be looking forward to boosting up their sales figures with this upcoming car.
2016 Scion xB Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2016 Scion xB will be based on Toyota Auris hatchback platform and will retain its old dimensions that we saw in the previous model. It measures at 4270 mm in length, 1760 mm in width, and 1610 mm in height. It is likely that the car will be offered in various colour palettes once it releases. Changes are evident when you take a look at the front, as it now sports redesigned front bumpers, a bolder grille and LED lights for better illumination.
This 4 door vehicle undoubtedly does look unorthodox, but that visual itself appeals to those who are fans. Additionally, there will be chrome exhausts and modified rear end to give this car a look that is a cut above the rest in the segment.
There is no official information available about the car’s interior, but the 2016 Scion xB will likely follow trends set by other top brands and equip the vehicle with all the latest gadgets and comfort elements. We are expecting leather seats, more cabin space, enhanced dashboard style and heat controlled steering wheel. There is little to say about technological upgrades, but expect a great audio system, satellite navigation, cruise control and Bluetooth for connectivity. All this will be controlled by a touch responsive LCD screen fitted on its dashboard.
2016 Scion xB Engine Specs
What information we have gathered so far tells us that the 2016 Scion xB will most likely be based on a new engine. Under the hood, the SUV is expected to boast of a 2.4 litre I-4 engine capable of delivering a modest horsepower of 158 and 162 lb-ft of torque. What sets this engine apart from many others is that this unit will have direct injection and valve timing that promises better fuel consumption.
The torque will be powered to the car’s front wheels through manual transmission gears. Additionally, the car will have improved suspension, better on and off-road trekking capabilities and better aerodynamics to make the rides effortless and pleasurable on all road types. Engineers have put a lot of effort in making the car what it is.
2016 Scion xB Release Date and Price
There is no concrete information available yet regarding the release date of 2016 Scion xB, but we expect to hear some news very soon. We can speculate the car to arrive in the market by the end of 2015, bearing a price tag of $18,000 for the base variant.