The 2017 Scion xB is a five-door compact hatchback manufactured by Toyota especially for American markets, fulfilling the needs of youth. Young people are always starved for something new! Something exclusive!
Something which is not regular or every day, for them Toyota has another budget friendly car with an outstanding fuel economy. The earlier, 2015 model year one was not providing All-Wheel drive option which is said to be the biggest drawback in the segment. Though it is considered as a hatchback technically, it’s the fusion of both, hatchback and SUV.
There was no 2016 year model for Scion xB and was replaced by Toyota Auris-based Scion iM. By that time production of some other vehicles was also discontinued.
2017 Scion xB – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The 2017 Scio xB is wider than any other car in the segment. A box-like shape is unique in the hatchback lineup. It is even lower than before giving it a square-like an appearance on the road. Not much has been changed in headlights and taillights. Bumpers! Again, are new along with small chromium grilles. Wider tires and body kit is optional, assembled only on prior orders.
Inside room is very spacious and extravagant with nicely décor ambiance. Dashboard fits the necessary switches in an organized manner. Not sure whether the steering wheel of 2017 Scion xB is going to hold all the driver-centric features or not because it was difficult to deduce minor detailing from snapshots. Updated navigation system and better infotainment system with premium quality speakers are latest add-ons.
The system is enabled with Bluetooth connectivity, phone synchronization, and smart calling and USB port as well. The camera on its back has got a facelift too; its resolution has been enhanced for clear and accurate visibility. Seats can be adjusted electronically with a single push. The cargo area on the rear side is little tight because of the cozy and comfortable back seat.
Engine and Performance of Upcoming 2017 Scion xB:
This beast is powered by 2.4 liters in-line four cylinder engine producing 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque and it is equipped with five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission; the four speeds one is optional. The best part of the car is its fuel economy; the latest version is going to witness much-improved figures like 23 mpg in city and 30 on highways.
2017 Scion xB – Competition, Price, and Expected Release Date
The competition level for 2017 Scion xB is stiff amongst Kia Soul and Honda Fit. And with the introduction of All-Wheel drive mode, the vehicle is also into the segment of Hyundai Tucson, Chevrolet Trax, and Honda HR-V.
The 2017 Scion xB is likely to hit the roads in last quarter of 2016 or beginning of 2017. Since there is no official gazette, it is hard to say anything about its release date or month or its price. But as per reports and detailed analysis by the expert team, it is clear that the cars equivalent to Scion xB 2017 on features and powertrain should not cost less than $19,000.