2008 Scion xB Preview
A foot longer, wider, and more sinister?
The new xB made its world debut at the 2007 Chicago auto show at McCormick Place.
In April, Scion says, the more "sinister" second-gen xB will go on sale. The new
The new vehicle is a foot longer, with a wheelbase four inches longer than before and an overall width three inches greater. Sixteen-inch wheels and a lower ride height have created better ride comfort, according to the Toyota brand's official release.
Scion's outfitted the new xB with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine from the tC worth an extra 55 horsepower, now at 158 hp total. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed sequential automatic.
The cabin gains some flexibility - the front passenger seat now reclines fully, and the second-row seats have trays underneath for secure storage for laptops, cameras, and the like.
Standard features include six airbags and a 160-watt audio system with iPod connectivity built in. Power windows/locks/mirrors, keyless
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