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Chicago Auto Show: 2008 Scion xD - Official Press Release & Images

There goes the xA, here comes the xD. Scion’s new compact hatch is based on the Yaris platform and it’s offered with a 1.8 L four-cylinder engine with dual Variable Valve Timing putting out 128 horsepower that combines with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission. As with the xB, Scion released pics of a customized xD. PS: Is it me or is the xD’s rear end styling quite reminiscent of the Dodge Caliber? -Continued: Click “Read More…” below to see the press release and a high-res image gallery

Scion Stages World Premier Of All-New 2008 xD At 2007 Chicago Auto Show

February 8, 2007 – Chicago - Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. , Inc., revealed the all-new 2008 xD five-door subcompact at a press conference today at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.

"The xD is a smart new take at the 5-door city subcompact, with fashion and aptitude to fit its efficiency and application," stated Mark Templin, Scion vice president. "The xD's competitive styling is wrapped in a small, agile bundle, while its indoors gives astonishing information and a spacious cabin."

New Scion Style

The xD's futuristic outside characterizes it as a Scion with its simple surfaces and sharp strains that waft from the front to rear. Its city character is communicated by way of its extensive stance, thick muscular body, accentuated wheel flares and large tires. Other styling cues that set the xD apart consist of a protracted and slim lower back window, and the Scion circle of relatives tendencies?Horizontal headlamps, an included square lower and top grille, and turn indicators built into the aspect mirrors.

Good Handling

Engineers designed the xD with a brief, huge frame in thoughts for higher handling and comfort. In addition, the xD features an L-arm kind MacPherson strut within the front and torsion beam suspension within the rear for extended stability and a pleasing ride.

The xD's effective stance sits on sixteen-inch steel wheels and 195/60 R16 tires. Customers may be able to pick from 3 all-new fashionable wheel covers so that it will additionally be shared with the all-new xB. The xD functions the front ventilated disc and rear drum brakes.

Clean and Modern Interior

Designers centered on a clean, cushty and futuristic interior fashion. The easy dash functions an device panel positioned without delay in the front of the driver whilst the middle cluster?Virtual clock and HVAC and audio controls?Flows down the center. The xD's specific, radar-like speedometer and tachometer were consolidated into one circular gauge centered on the device panel. Indicator lamps, LCD gas gauge and odometer flank the centralized gauge.

The xD capabilities the front bucket seats and 60/40 fold flat rear seats for a level cargo area. The rear seats were designed for comfort and application as they can slide forward and back up to 6 inches for additional leg room and load place. In addition, they could recline ten ranges and be adjusted into five specific positions.

Storage and cargo area is aplenty in the xD. Up the front, the xD has a storage tray placed below the steerage wheel, a small field in the the front of the middle console for containing transportable music gamers or cellular phones, an higher and lower glove box, and driving force's aspect change box. A hidden garage space is positioned under the rear cargo region.

Upgraded Audio System

The xD's standard a hundred and sixty-watt most output Pioneer audio machine is focused on youth way of life because it functions iPod connectivity and a mini-jack port positioned under the HVAC controls for easy get admission to. This standard head unit integrates track, artist and album statistics from the iPod into a one-line show on the head unit's display screen. Connectivity is performed by means of simply plugging the iPod into a port thru a connector cable, imparting first rate sound fine through the auto's stereo system and steady strength to the iPod. Music is managed through the top unit and the steering wheel audio control buttons. The mini-jack port allows customers to listen to their transportable music series via the xD's Pioneer speakers.

Since many Scion customers upload in-vehicle leisure structures to their automobile, the xD will come wellknown with rear head unit outputs allowing for the addition of external amps to reinforce electricity to the front and rear speakers, and subwoofers. All head unit features stay unchanged if this feature is used.

The xD's non-obligatory top class audio machine adds one more feature to the same old head unit, the capacity to down load "skins" to play at the LCD faceplate. Customers can download pix, four-2d videos and 8-second films from Pioneer's website. In addition, Pioneer software lets in clients to burn their own pix and films onto a CD and upload them onto the to be had head unit.

Both the standard and top class head gadgets retain key Scion audio gadget functions together with Scion Sound Processing (SSP) where listeners can choose from three pre-set equalizer settings, satellite radio compatibility, a person-customizable welcome display screen, MP3 and WMA functionality, Automatic Sound Leveling (ASL) and Sound Retouch Technology (SRT), which affords clearer CD sound fine. Both systems may also function six speakers: two tweeters and audio system in every door panel.

Driving Performance

The xD is powered through the energetic 1.8 L four-cylinder engine with twin Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that puts out 128 horsepower. Customers have the choice of a five-pace guide transmission or a four-speed computerized transmission. This 2ZR-FE engine features a roller rocker device and mild weight piston for higher gas economic system and a piston cooling oil jet for better efficiency.

Standard Features

The xD comes mono spec like several Scion automobiles. Customers want to select outdoors color and transmission type, while the handiest manufacturing facility alternative is Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRAC). The xD comes with generous and upscale wellknown features which include electricity steerage, windows, door locks and mirrors; faraway keyless entry; air con; 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA); driving force and front passenger twin level airbags; front seat-established facet airbags; the front and rear facet curtain airbags; first-aid package; a tire pressure monitor machine and tilt steerage wheel with audio controls.

All Scion models come with complimentary factory-recommended maintenance services at the first 5,000 mile and 10,000 mile intervals, to be performed by an authorized Scion or Toyota dealership.

Color Palette

The xD can have incredible darkish charcoal interior material and could be available in six exterior colorations, Super White, Silver Streak Mica, Black Sand Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic and Nautical Blue Metallic.


All Scion models characteristic a 36-month/36,000 mile primary new-car limited

guarantee that applies to all additives aside from everyday wear and preservation gadgets.

Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage dilemma.



  • Overall length: 154.7
  • Overall width: 67.9
  • Overall height: 60.0
  • Wheelbase: 96.9


  • Type: 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve EFI with VVT-i
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.17 x 3.48 inches
  • Displacement: 1,798 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Horsepower: 128 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 125 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm


  • Wheel Size: 16 x 6 inches
  • Tire Size: 195/60 R16

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