2008 Scion xB Release Series 5.0

Customization is big with Scion owners, but the Japanese automaker has announced that it's pre-customized 2008 Scion xB Release Series 5.0 will hit showrooms this February.

Featuring Gold Rush Mica paint (similar to that seen on the 2007 Chicago Auto Show xB show car), the xB R.S. 5.0 will incorporate a KenStyle body kit, Release Series wheel covers, and a moonroof -- available for the first time on an xB. The interior trim features Gold Rush Mica accents to match the exterior, while individually numbered badges designate each xB R.S. 5.0 as the genuine article.

Scion will sell 2,500 examples of the xB Release Series 5.0 and will fetch a $2,470 premium over the xB's current MSRP of $15,650 with manual transmission or $16,600 with automatic. An optional color matched spoiler adds an additional $320 to the package price, while the destination charge of $620 is not included in the MSRP.