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Well, I'm holding the announcement in my hand. It says that this info will be public on the 5th (tomorrow) and I'm not going to be the guy that posts it before then.

They did on the other site though:
xB price leak on SL

I'll edit this if I can tomorrow to display the full announcement if you guys want. Otherwise, someone else can post over what was done on the other site if they feel it is necessary (and correct).

Please note that these announced prices usually don't include the destination charge which is probably going to be between $500 and $600.

-Alex
 

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It didn't go up as much as I thought it would. That is assuming that the info on the othe site is accurate.
 

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ok....well...what about those of us who have been banned? :(
 

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Here you go......

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Scion xB Price Announcement

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., is excited to announce pricing for the all-new next generation xB urban utility vehicle. It will be arriving at dealerships in early May 2007.

Iconic Style
The all-new 2008 xB will uphold the Scion icon status of the previous generation. It separates itself from the crowd by incorporating distinctive design elements from the t2B concept vehicle. Exterior styling cues include a wide stance, high beltline, elongated headlamps that wrap around the side of the vehicle, inset taillights, rectangular grille, pronounced fenders, and a single rear backup light on the left bumper. The xB also features halogen headlamps with a projector low-beam lamp, tinted rear windows, and turn signals integrated into the side mirrors.

Bigger Box
The xB’s driving experience is enhanced by an overall size increase. At the request of current xB owners, the next generation xB dimensions grow significantly in comparison to the current model. The wheelbase increases four inches, overall length increases by a foot, and overall width by almost three inches. Standard 16-inch wheels are one inch larger than its predecessor, and are offered with a choice of three wheel covers. The xB also receives 4-wheel disc brakes, upgrading the rear brakes from drum to disc. A MacPherson strut front and rear torsion beam suspension produces a sporty, yet smooth, comfortable ride.

Performance Boost
xB owners asked for a more powerful engine. Scion responded with an all-new xB equipped with a 2.4 L dual overhead-cam four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i). The engine churns out 158 horsepower, 55 more than the previous generation. It is available with a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed sequential shift automatic, a first for automatic four-speeds in the Scion or Toyota line-up.

Creature Comforts
The xB interior was designed to create a lounge-like feel with a focus on utility, storage, and seating flexibility. The versatile interior provides 21.7 cubic feet of cargo area behind the rear seats. The 60/40 split rear seats fold flat, providing a spacious and flat cargo floor to accommodate larger loads with ease. To further increase cargo space or to take a break and relax, the front seats have the capability to fully recline. A captain’s chair style armrest and seat height adjustment are added to the driver’s seat for increased comfort.

Cruise control and steering wheel audio controls become standard for the 2008 model year xB. A deep orange illuminated circular 4-dial combination meter includes an LCD speedometer with odometer and trip information. An LCD drive monitor positioned to the left of the speedometer displays outside temperature, driving time, cruising range, average fuel consumption, average vehicle speed, and current fuel consumption. It can be switched to display either a clock or the drive monitor at the push of a button. When the ignition is turned on, the drive monitor and speedometer together display the welcome message “SCION xB”. In addition, the heating and cooling system performance has been increased by 10% over the previous generation model, resulting in enhanced cooling performance in the summer heat. The center and side registers now have improved capabilities to direct airflow, yet are much quieter.

The xB’s standard 160-watt Pioneer AM/FM/CD audio system is upgraded with direct iPod connectivity and a mini-jack port. iPod song navigation and selection can be controlled from either the controls on the head unit or the steering wheel. While the iPod is connected, the track, artist, and album information is displayed in one-line on the audio screen. xB’s optional premium audio system has the added ability to download images, four-second video clips, and eight-second movies onto the head unit. Both audio systems retain key Scion audio system features such as Scion Sound Processing (SSP) where listeners can choose from three pre-set equalizer settings, satellite radio compatibility, MP3 and WMA capability, Automatic Sound Leveling (ASL) and Sound Retouch Technology (SRT), which provides clearer CD sound quality. Both systems feature six speakers, which consists of one tweeter and two speakers in each door panel. An ultra-premium Scion Navigation System (SNS) is also available, taking in-car infotainment to the next level.

xB buyers will discover abundant interior storage in some unconventional locations. A center console box with a front compartment keeps essential items close at hand. The front driver has an easily accessible convenience tray and front door storage, along with a glove box. A fixed storage tray is located under the rear seat to hide away items like umbrellas, magazines, cameras, laptops, cell phone chargers, and CDs. In addition, the cargo area has a practical under floor storage area. Spilled beverages are a thing of the past with double cup-holders integrated in both the front and rear consoles, and bottle holders on the front and rear door pockets.

Standard Safety
xB offers a broad array of standard safety features, including:
4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)1 with Traction Control (TRAC) and Brake Assist (BA)
Driver and front passenger dual stage airbags (SRS)
Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
Front and rear side curtain airbags
3-point front seatbelts with force limiters and pretensioners
3-point rear seatbelts with Auto/Emergency Locking Retractors (ALR/ELR)
Direct tire pressure monitor system
Side impact door beams

Customization
The xB is engineered with special accommodations for customization. Most Scion customers add accessories to personalize their vehicles specifically to their tastes. In order to accommodate customers’ needs, holes have been placed on the bumpers and body side to facilitate the addition of aftermarket exterior body enhancements. Sheet metal access holes also exist in the inner side of the rear luggage door to allow for easier rear spoiler installation. In addition, the rear bumper is shaped so no notching is needed when adding an exhaust diffuser. Pre-wires for the front fog light kit allow for a quicker installation with less disassembly, resulting in a higher quality installation. The premium audio unit now comes with standard rear RCA jack outputs for those owners wishing to take their sound system to the next level. They will no longer need to replace the factory audio unit in order to add external amps to enhance the output of their audio/video systems.

1 with VSC OFF switch

Accessories
TMS Corporate Accessories Department, TRD, and Optomize will offer a broad array of accessories that will exceed all Scion /Toyota accessory offerings to date and allow customers to create a vehicle that is both unique and personal.
Coming from CAD will be over 40 accessories, with over 30 available at launch and the remaining scheduled to be available within a few weeks of launch. There are several all-new and exciting genuine accessories such as the Scion Navigation System (SNS), the illuminated door sill plates and DVD headrest monitors which are certain to satisfy Scion owners’ desires for cutting edge electronic products.

TRD will offer 17 performance related accessories, including such items as a cold air intake, quick shift kit, suspension package and an exciting new 19-inch alloy wheel and tire package. For the real performance enthusiast a supercharger is in the works. It is expected to boost vehicle performance by more than 20%.

Optomize is poised and ready to fill in where CAD and TRD leave off. We have secured exclusive rights to market and distribute the exciting new body kit by FiveAxis. It will be the only xB body kit on the market at launch. This kit is styled after the FiveAxis xB show car that was on display at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. In addition to the body kit, Optomize will expand its line up to include more under hood and exterior/interior dress up parts, Scion Release Series accessories and Tuner wear.

Pricing
xB is positioned to attract a youthful buyer that demands a high level of standard equipment and outstanding quality at an affordable price. Considering the increased size, enhanced engine performance, and generous list of standard features, the 2008 xB price is an outstanding value:

MODEL BODY STYLE TRANSMISSION MSRP
6202 5 Dr. Hatchback 4AT w/sequential $16,600
6203 5 Dr. Hatchback 5MT $15,650

xB is mono-spec with no factory options, however customers can personalize their xB with their choice of audio, wheel cover design, and a sizeable list of available genuine Scion accessories. Additional accessories are available through Scion Optomize and TRD.
 

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this is my favorite part:

"At the request of current xB owners, the next generation xB dimensions grow significantly in comparison to the current model."

They obviously have not seen this site have they....


Oh, and thanks for posting that up stan!
 

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Just remember, Scotty, that every time they asked a question about the nextgen xB it was phrased "What should we change?"

They asked both those who bought the xB Classic but disliked some of the things about it, and those who didn't buy it.

What they got was a master list of changes to be made to the xB classic, but mostly from those who didn't like the original design.

(1) Make it longer, lower, wider
(2) Give it more power/bigger engine
(3) Cruise control
(4) Make it less boxy
(5) Side air bags

were the top five

Also making a lot of apperaances were those folks wanting a nav system, projector lights, 5 lug nuts, better interior lighting, more storage space, more hauling space, etc.

Scion did the absolute best it could meeting those sincere requests within the price-point budget they had set. They did an excellent job! Really!

Thing is, the suggestions they used came from those that didn't like things about the classic box, that felt the Japanese City Car design was massively lacking.

They really did design an excellent product at an amazing price.

It's just no longer "The Box." (And it shouldn't be called an xB, but that's a dead issue.)

The xB2 will be another winner for Scion and Toyota. It's the tC wagon. The tC for folks with families.

Scion hit the mark they aimed for nearly perfectly. They listened. They just didn't hear anyone say "don't make massive changes to the box, just bring it up to date" (especially safety).

The new prices are great.
 

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^^Once again Tomas has it.

3 biggest ******* I hear about the xB every damn day:
1) Cruise
2) Power
3) "What? How can it have no side airbags??? Would anybody drive a car without side airbags?????"


Yeah, I'm not down with the side airbag, can you tell.

In any case, the car is hot, the price is hot IMO and I'm going to sell the hell out of them.

-Alex
 

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After seeing it in person and terst driving one, I would have to agree with you. You still get a lot of car for the price!
 

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Pfft, some of us like the bB/xB 1st gen platform.

Of course we always want more power, but who is satisfied w/ the power any car has out of the factory?

Well, unless of course it not a Ferrari, and so on and so forth.
 

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1. Cruise, no problem, I got it aftermarket 2. Side airbags, I've never had em on any of my previous vehicles so...why all of the sudden would it be the deciding factor? 3. Power, i think it is fine for the size and weight of the vehicle. Bigger and more power=less gas mileage and that is what most other cars are. I'm waitin to see what the projected gas mileage is going to be
 

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The price should be way lower for how ugly they are!!

I'll keep my real xB till it's dead then off to a new brand, I wouldn't drive any of the new Scions.
 

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i asked one of the workers at the event. didn't even know clubxb existed. say whaaa?? so we had to enlighten him. new xb is okay. it was fun to drive and run cones over with. but the complimentary smoke machine is a nono!!!
 

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I think that we should intercept all shipments and tag them with the t2b or xb2. So our reputation of the real boxes will not be tarnished. (big dolla idea for some ebayer out there)
 

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i asked one of the workers at the event. didn't even know clubxb existed. say whaaa?? so we had to enlighten him. new xb is okay. it was fun to drive and run cones over with. but the complimentary smoke machine is a nono!!!
Our event isn't for another month :( ...can't wait though...

whats this smoke machine you speak of? also how was the "show" and were there any good giveaways?
 

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That is actually a very good value on the price. I still like my original xbox, but perhaps in a few years when I have a bigger family (a couple kids) then I would consider getting one. Being just a couple (with a dog) we have no need for that yet. Heck, I may even keep my original xbox also for commuting without the family. I don't need a large vehicle for just me. I wonder why other people don't think that way...(gigatic full size gas guzzling SUV for one person as a commuter vehicle)...
 

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That is actually a very good value on the price. I still like my original xbox, but perhaps in a few years when I have a bigger family (a couple kids) then I would consider getting one. Being just a couple (with a dog) we have no need for that yet. Heck, I may even keep my original xbox also for commuting without the family. I don't need a large vehicle for just me. I wonder why other people don't think that way...(gigatic full size gas guzzling SUV for one person as a commuter vehicle)...
The real xB is big enough for a family. I put the wife and two kids plus me in there and do Costco trips. But throw in two dogs (not allowed in my car) and the wife’s SUV comes in handy.

I totally agree about the commuter vehicle comment you said^^^
It makes no sense at all to me.
 

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My wife and I are looking into buying another car. I trying to get her so think about this one but she has her mind sent on the other box car that is out. I don't even want to they it's name.
 

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Sometimes (rarely) a full sized SUV makes sense as a single person commuter, depending on the need for the vehicle on-the-job...

I used to drive a series of full sized SUVs (Land Cruisers, Jeeps, and a lone Ford Explorer) to/from work, but I also used them to go into the field for my engineering jobs - often times mine was the only vehicle able to reach a new site before access was built to it.

SUVs aren't all bad, and just a driver in one is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it is the only answer to a transportation need.

Sadly, most SUVs in the US have never even been off road, and are just a massive 'mothership' for mom, her 2.3 kids and the dog driving on city streets. :(

http://www.suvcitythefilm.com/Pages/watchfilm3.html
 

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I have a quad cab 4-wheel drive. I only use it when it snows or i need to haul things (less than 5% of my driving). Rest of the time, xb all the way. I'm flabbergasted that even though gas has gone from about $1.49 gallon couple years ago to $3.49 gallon now (in california), Nobody wants to give up comuting daily in there suburbons and hummers (and 9 out of 10 times, driving solo). So...we are all going to pay, gas will just keep going up and up, cause its supply and demand. It's just really sad that so much is being wasted and i wonder how expensive it's going to get before EVERYBODY gets it and changes their ways.
 
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