|Scion Launches All-New 2008 xB At 2007 Chicago Auto Show
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., unveiled the all-new 2008 xB urban utility vehicle at a press conference today at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The xB was first introduced in early 2003 for the 2004 model year and its boxy shape became iconic to the Scion brand.
'No one in the automotive industry is as hard-wire-connected to its owners as is Scion, and the 2008 xB is a perfect example,' said Mark Templin, Scion vice president. 'We've stated in the past that we'll probably always have a box in the Scion lineup, but our owners told us they wanted a bigger box. They talk, we listen and we responded with a bigger and better xB.'
Distinct Scion Style
Like the previous generation xB, the all-new 2008 model was styled with distinctiveness in mind. This aggressive new compact applies design elements from the t2B concept vehicle that was shown at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. These exterior styling cues include the soft angles between its wide and flat paneling, high beltline, elongated headlamps that wrap around the side of the vehicle, inset taillights, rectangular grille, pronounced fenders, and single rear backup light on the left bumper. The xB also features tinted rear windows, and turn signals integrated into the side mirrors.
Larger Chassis for a mooth Ride
Scion customers love to drive, so with that in mind, the overall size was enlarged, helping to create a more exciting driving experience. Engineers increased the wheelbase by four inches, the overall length by a foot, the overall width by almost three inches and decreased overall height more than an inch to give the xB a more comfortable ride.
The xB also receives 16-inch steel wheels, an inch larger than the previous generation. Customers will be able to choose from three all-new standard wheel covers which, will also be shared with the all-new xD. The xB also stops with larger brakes thanks to the 10.83-inch ventilated discs in the front and 10.98-inch disc brakes in the rear which are more than two inches bigger than the previous generation.
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Engine Configuration I
Displacement 2362.00 cc | 144.1 cu in. | 2.4 L.
Valves 16 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Horsepower 158.00 BHP (116.3 KW) @ 6000.00 RPM
Torque 162.00 Ft-Lbs (219.7 NM) @ 4000.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 19.1 LB / HP
HP / Liter 65.8 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Petrol
Fuel Feed Fuel Injected
1st Gear 3.538
2nd Gear 2.045
3rd Gear 1.333
4th Gear 0.972
5th Gear 0.731
Final Drive 4.235
with sequential shifting
Final Drive 2.740
Cargo Volume 21.70 cu. ft.
Passenger Volume 100.801 cu. ft.
Interior Volume 122.501 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity 14.0 Gal
Seating Capacity 5
Length 167.301 in | 4249.4 mm.
Width 69.301 in | 1760.2 mm.
Height 62.601 in | 1590.1 mm.
Wheelbase 102.401 in | 2601 mm.
Front Track 60.001 in | 1524 mm.
Rear Track 59.801 in | 1518.9 mm.
Ground Clearance 5.101 in | 129.6 mm.
Front Headroom 40.001 in | 1016 mm.
Rear Headroom 41.201 in | 1046.5 mm.
Front Legroom 40.701 in | 1033.8 mm.
Rear Legroom 38.001 in | 965.2 mm.
Front Hip Room 52.71 in | 1338.8 mm.
Rear Hip Room 46.71 in | 1186.4 mm.
Front Shoulder Room 55.801 in | 1417.3 mm.
Rear Shoulder Room 54.701 in | 1389.4 mm.
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