New for 2010-Scion

Jeff Youngs | Dec 31, 2009

Critical Knowledge

2010 Scion xB Release Series 7.0
2010 tC: With the exception of one new exterior color for 2010, the tC is essentially the same car it was in 2005 when it debuted.

2010 xB: A new limited-edition model called the Release Series 7.0 makes its debut while the rest of the lineup receives only minor changes. These include improvements to the audio system and a new exterior color.

2010 xD: Standard vehicle stability control and a newly standard 160-watt audio system with iPod connectivity round out the changes for 2010.

2010 Scion tC

According to the automaker, "tC" stands for "Touring Coupe." The compact 2-door is often considered to be parent company Toyota's replacement for the Toyota Celica, a long-lived model that was discontinued the same year of the tC's arrival. With the exception of one new exterior color, the Scion tC is a carryover for 2010.
  • Carryover for 2010, its sixth year on the market
  • New exterior color: Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Essentially the same car that debuted in 2005, the tC is overdue for replacement

2010 Scion xB

The boxy, 5-door, compact, Scion xB station wagon was last redesigned in 2008. For 2010, it only receives minor changes. All models are fitted with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine sending power to the front wheels. New for 2010, Scion is introducing a limited-edition model, and updating the infotainment options across the model range.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • Standard Pioneer audio system
  • New iPod/USB connectivity
  • New, available Alpine premium audio system with optional 4.3-inch touch-screen monitor, HD radio and plug-in navigation system
  • New exterior color: Sizzling Crimson Mica
  • New Limited Edition xB Release Series 7.0 model with 4-piece DAMD body kit, exclusive purple paint, sport muffler, lowered suspension and unique interior appointments

2010 Scion xD

Replacing the discontinued Scion xA, the Scion xD is the automaker's entry-level subcompact hatchback. Sharing its platform with the Toyota Yaris, all xD models have a 1.8-liter engine and front-wheel-drive powertrain. Scion made minor improvements to the xD in 2010. All models receive standard stability control, and the standard audio package has been upgraded with iPod and external subwoofer capabilities.
  • Minor enhancements for 2010
  • Standard stability control
  • Standard 160-watt audio system with AM/FM/CD/USB capabilities and electroluminescent screen, iPod connectivity and subwoofer output
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