Toyota's Scion brand has released its first special edition of the 2011 model year into the wild--and it's safe to say if you like teensy hatchbacks and the color brown, you're in luck.
The new xD Release Series 3.0 may sound as if it needs an engineer to write a bug ticket, but it's the long-ish name attached to the special version of the 2011 xD. This version gets body add-ons front and rear, and side skirts to match. The color? It's "xPRESSO," which violates all sorts of capitalization and spelling rules, all by itself. It's also unique to this model. Carbon-fiber stickers on the B-pillars finish off the cosmetics.
Pricing starts from $17,625 including destination charges, for a manual-shifted version. With the automatic, the price rises to $18,425.
The current Scion xD scores a rating of 7 out of 10 from TheCarConnection's editors. It rates most highly with an 8 for available features--Scion dealers let customers have free rein to tweak their cars--and lowest for comfort and utility, with a score of 6 reflecting its small, inexpensively finished interior.
For more information, specifications, pricing, photos and related news, head over to TheCarConnection's 2011 Scion xD page.