Scion has announced the started price for its two limited edition special Scions, the 2012 xB RS 9.0 and xD RS 4.0. The cars were introduced at the end of September, and will be hitting dealer showrooms this month. Both models come with a $730 destination charge.
2012 Scion xB RS 9.0
The base of the xB RS 9.0 will start at $18,840 and come with a five-speed manual transmission. For the uplevel four-speed automatic version, the starting price will be $19,790. It wears an individually numbered badge, and only 1,500 units will be built
The xB RS 9.0 will turn heads with its distinctive Hot Lava exterior paint and honeycomb patterned lower grille featuring the word Scion. The color theme is carried into the interior with Hot Lava color-tuned highlights, and passengers can relax in the perforated synthetic suede interior. The front and rear badges will illuminate when the driver users the remote key to lock or unlock the vehicle.
2012 Scion xD RS 4.0
Starting at $16,980, the base model of xD RS 4.0 has a five-speed manual transmission. The four-speed automatic xD RS 4.0 will start at #17,780. Only 800 units will be produced, and like the xB RS 4.0, all will come with individually numbered badge.
If the Hot Lava paint on the xB RS 9.0 is too much for you, cool down with the Blizzard pearl exterior of the xD RS 4.0. Similar colored paint carries the theme into the cabin with color-turned trim pieces on the console, steering wheel and door panels, and the seats use a patterned, soft-touch material with white stitching.
Both models come with a Pioneer audio system, Bluetooth Hands-free, Bluetooth streaming audio and HD Radio.
Last week, Scion aired a distinct commercial campaign featuring the head of the Greek mythological pantheon: Zeus. Going in a different direction that the traditional “dark/urban feel” of Scion advertising, the commercial marks Scions attempt at light-hearted humor.