The Scion xB faces an uncertain future, but that hasn't stopped the company from introducing a minor facelift for the aging hatchback.
Modestly revised, the updated model has a new front bumper with gloss black accents and integrated LED lighting units. There's also a gloss black rear diffuser and two new exterior colors: Absolutely Red and Nautical Blue Metallic.
Interior changes include revised upholstery, new chrome / light bronze metallic accents and an optional "BeSpoke" audio system.
Power is provided by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 158 bhp (118 kW) and 162 lb-ft (219 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic.
The 2013 Scion xB will go on sale in the United States early next year and pricing starts at $16,800.
The 2013 Scion xB receives numerous enhancements to both its exterior and interior, adding even more style to its already iconic look. The xB’s exterior is altered with a new front bumper, featuring a glossy black lower grille and integrated LED accent lighting. The rear bumper has a black diffuser that adds a sportier appearance. Changes to the xB’s interior include light bronze metallic accents on panels, chrome accents on the air-conditioner register and new seat fabric. The 2013 xB is now available with BeSpoke Premium Audio. Two new colors, Absolutely Red and Nautical Blue Metallic will be available for the 2013 model, replacing Stingray Metallic and Elusive Blue Metallic.
The MSRP for the Scion xB price will be $17,750 for the automatic transmission model and $16,800 for the manual, an increase of $500, or 2.9 percent and 3.1 percent respectively. The 2013 Scion xB will begin arriving in dealerships early next year.