With its limited number of models, a new car from Scion is a rare thing, so the company filled the information gap at the Detroit auto show with a special trim level for the xB. Dubbed Release Series (or RS) 6.0, this xB comes in a unique shade of red covering every exterior body panel and component, except the grille, which gets its own special black treatment. As with the standard model, the xB RS 6.0 is powered by an economical 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.
The interior sees more custom treatment, with colored lights designed to match the look of the car, illuminated door sill panels that read RS 6.0, and special seat fabric. The xB RS 6.0 gets a Pioneer AVN GPS head unit standard, which has support for video, iPod, USB, and SD cards. This AVN has voice command and Bluetooth built-in. Extra modules from Pioneer can be fitted to add HD-Radio and satellite radio.
Scion is only building 2,500 of the xB RS 6.0 vehicles, and each will have a unique number plate. Trying to sell an xB as a collector's item is a little questionable, but the car still represents an excellent value, with the RS 6.0 costing only $1,743 over the base xB, which is about the cost of the head unit alone.