2016 Scion xB Rumors — What To Expect?
The expected 2016 Scion xB release in 2015 may be a surprise for some. The third generation of the xB comes redesigned in order to use its popularity to increase sales and resurrect the Scion brand. Since this Toyota’s sub-brand won’t see better days if they don’t release several vehicles which will be attractive enough to increase the sales, they decided to go with the most loved and respected model. The redesigned 2016 Scion xB will be, according to some reports, available in 2015. Since the new xB is still in the development phase, we have to wait for more reliable information, but at this point, we can already name some features and specs the 2016 xB is expected to have. Of course, the Scion xB is such a popular hatchback, so there are numerous rumors and speculations, which aren’t exactly an adored source of information, but maybe some of those could be true.
2016 Scion xB Exterior Redesign
Reportedly, the 2016 Scion xB will be 168 inches long, 69 inches wide and 63 inches high. It will have 102-inches long wheelbase. As expected, the 2016 xB comes with redesigned exterior. Actually, that can be rather called a refresh than a redesign. With new LED headlights and reshaped front bumper, the facelifted xB will look smarter and sleeker. Also, the rear-end changes will bring a refreshment. It isn’t clear whether they will replace the complete exhaust system or exhaust tips only, but the 2016 Scion xB will have new chrome exhaust tips, which will contribute to the overall improved exterior. It’s been rumored that the new appearance comes with some new body colors, so the style and feel of the third-generation xB will hopefully be able to win the audience like the previous generations.
2016 Scion xB Interior
As for the interior, the 2016 Scion xB probably won’t disappoint. Stylish and chic as always, the cabin of the new xB will bring more comfort and enhanced driving pleasure. With a 6.1-inch touchscreen located at the center stack, the infotainment system will have a lot of useful apps and great iPod and USB connectivity. Of course, there are systems such as climate control, remote keyless entry, power door locks etc. Electronic brake-force distribution, ABS, stability and traction control will blend safety with enjoyment of driving.
2016 Scion xB Engine, Transmission and Drive
The 2016 Scion xB will probably be powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four DOHC engine, with variable valve timing. This engine can deliver 158 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. It will, almost certainly, be mated with 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. As for the drive, the 2016 xB will probably have front-wheel drive.
2016 Scion xB Release Date and Price
The exact release date of this hatchback isn’t known, but we can say that it will probably be available by the fall 2015. Some sources mention that there’s a possibility of delaying the release , but having in mind that they don’t have time to waste, the 2016 Scion xB will probably be on time. As for the price, estimations are that the base model will cost around $18,000.