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2011 Scion xB facelift presents itself

In the midst of bad press for both Lexus and Toyota models, the Japanese company decided that it should further promote its untarnished Scion brand more, and has just presented the 2011 xB facelift model.

The popular boxy car has received new looks and interior options in order to further attract the young crowd. First off, the design has been improved, specifically at the front, where the headlamps have been slightly restyled, and a honeycomb grille was added. Larger outer vents in the bumper were also fitted, for better cooling. In the back, the biggest change focuses on the rear backup lamp, which was integrated in the tailights. Potential customers now have two more colors to choose from, Army Rock (whatever that is) and Elusive Blue.

On the inside, clients will find redesigned front seats, for better comfort, as well as a new center console with more storage spaces. A sliding armrest and a new, fully-adjustable steering wheel were also added to the 2011 xB.

Cost-conscious customers will be happy to hear that the new xB starts from $16,000 for the manual while automatic versions will begin at $16,950, both having a minor increase in price ($150) over the outgoing 2010 model.

Until you can rush out to dealerships at the beginning of April to check out the 2011 Scion xB, you can take a look in the photo gallery below for some high-res shots.

Photo Gallery: 2011 Scion xB facelift

Source: Scion