2005 Scion xA | Conceptcarz.com

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The Scion xA is one of three vehicles that usher in a new name and fresh concept, as well as a dynamic approach to designing, developing and marketing an entry level sedan to meet the demands of a unique new-car buyer.

‘Scion’s success lies in its appeal to the buyer who seeks a vehicle that is personal, functional, and affordable,’ said Jim Farley, vice president, Scion. ‘The xA owner can customize their vehicle to suit their individual tastes through an array of port- and dealer-installed accessories that are covered by Scion’s factory warranty.’

Muscular Exterior Design

The xA is a muscular subcompact five-door that features an athletic stance, sculpted wheel arches and tightly connected visual cues that flow dramatically from front to rear.

The xA’s wide front grille enhances its horizontal, muscular stance, while rocker panel extensions visually draw the vehicle closer to the ground. In the rear, the xA’s wide fifth door hatch allows easy access to a spacious cargo area. The aggressive exterior design of the xA is further accented by a choice of three wheel-cover designs (five-spoke, six-spoke, or six-spoke twist), multi-reflector halogen headlamps, intermittent front wipers, a rear wiper, and a chrome exhaust tip.

Personal exterior customization of the xA is possible wîth several available exterior appearance accessories that include:

· Alloy wheels

· Wheel locks

· Rear bumper appliqué

· Rear spoiler

· Fog lamps

· Carbon fiber trim pieces

· Front end mask

· Tail lamp garnish

· Mudguards

· Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Sport Parts

Multi-Functional Interior

The xA’s interior is as functional as it is eye-catching wîth seating for five and ample cargo room. There are numerous storage bins including an illuminated translucent storage compartment in the center cluster and hidden under-floor storage in the cargo area, which gives owners maximum flexibility for carrying large and small items. The xA also features a standard cargo area cover to ensure that personal items are stored safely out of sight.

The xA interior is visually appealing, wîth metal-tone instrument panel trim and matching ventilation controls on the center console, stylized black-on-white gauges and textured treatments on the doors, dashboard and seats. The xA features a center-mounted instrument cluster, high on the dash, enabling the driver to retrieve information more quickly and easily.

Seating comfort is addressed wîth front sport bucket seats that provide firm support. The rear seats are 60/40 split-folding to help maximize cargo capability.

Extensive use of light-weight sound absorption materials made of 100 percent recyclable thermo-plasticity-resin throughout the cabin contributes to a reduction in NVH.

Mono-Spec Packaging

The Scion xA is well-equipped wîth a wide array of standard convenience features. Since music plays a key role wîth Scion’s target audience, all Scions are equipped wîth a new 160-watt, six-speaker AM/FM/CD Pioneer sound system that is XM satellite radio ready and features Scion Sound Processing (SSP) wîth three pre-set equalizer settings and MP3-media compatibility.

The Scion Pioneer audio system now comes wîth a user-customizable welcome screen similar to the feature found on cell phones, and Sound Retouch digital equalization for clearer MP3-CD sound. With SSP Scion drivers can choose between three settings – SSP Neutral setting keeps the music in the background, SSP Hear enhances the sounds wîth crisp highs and lows, and SSP Feel has a sound curve that lets passengers not only hear the music, but feel it.

Additional standard features on xA include:

· Air conditioning

· Power windows wîth one-touch auto down on driver’s side window

· Power door locks

· Power outside mirrors

· Rear window defogger

· Digital clock

· Tilt §teering wheel

· Cargo area cover

· Tachometer and trip meter

· Driver’s sun visor wîth mirror

· Front sport bucket seats wîth fabric upholstery

· Cargo area under-floor storage

· 60/40 split-folding rear seat

An array of interior accessories are available for personal customization. An available six-disc CD changer features audio display illumination that changes among 10 colors at the touch of a button. The most demanding audiophiles may even choose an available subwoofer.

Creative possibilities for the xA extend beyond audio wîth available interior accessories that include:

· Leather-wrapped §teering wheel in choice of red or gray

· Cup holder illumination

· Cargo net

· Door sill enhancements

· Auxiliary interior lighting

· Shift knob in choice of four colors (manual transmission only)

· Sport pedals

· Carpeted floor mats wîth cargo mat

· Scion security wîth remote keyless entry

Únder The Hood

The xA is powered by a capable 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, and equipped wîth variable valve timing wîth intelligence (VVT-i) that produces 108 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 105 lb-ft. of torque at 4,200 RPM. Fuel economy is exceptional wîth EPA city/ highway mileage estimates of 32/37 for manual transmission models and 31/38 for automatic transmission models. The xA is environmentally responsible wîth an EPA certification as a low emission vehicle (LEV).

Performance enhancement can be achieved through dealer installation of an available cold air intake by AEM.

The engine is linked to a compact and lightweight five-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) A four-speed electronically- controlled automatic transmission is also available.

The xA chassis features MacPherson struts wîth coil springs in the front, and torsion beams in the rear. The §teering rack is mounted to a subframe for additional noise and vibration control. To enhance handling characteristics, the rear suspension features toe-correcting geometry.

Steering is rack-and-pinion, and brakes are front ventilated discs wîth rear drums. For a more aggressive feel, a Hotchkis front strut tower brace is also available as an accessory.

Advanced Safety

The xA body structure was developed to help provide exceptional occupant safety. The front side member, dash cross member, instrument panel support bar and pillar brace form a trapezoidal structure that helps absorb impact energy from a front-end collision. Additional steel reinforcements around the door openings help provide additional side-impact protection.

All xAs will be equipped wîth standard Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). While ABS helps to prevent the wheels from locking during severe braking conditions, EBD detects the differences in front- and rear-wheel speeds and dispenses the proper braking force to all four wheels. Additional standard safety features include driver and passenger front airbags, head restraints and three-point seatbelts in all five seating positions.

Side and curtain air bags are available as a factory option.

Affordable Pricing

The long list of standard equipment and high level of quality will be matched wîth affordable pricing, making the xA a great value. The xA carries a base MSRP of $12,530 for models equipped wîth the five-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) An xA equipped wîth an automatic transmission has an MSRP of $13,380. Also, every Scion vehicle comes wîth three complimentary oil changes, to be performed by an authorized Scion or Toyota dealership.

Limited Warranty

The xA features a 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty that applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion wîth no mileage limitation. All Scion dealer- and port-installed accessories are also covered by the new-vehicle warranty.

Scion dealers have complete details on the limited warranty.


Colors available for the xA include Polar White, Phantom Gray Pearl, Silver Streak Mica, Black Sand Pearl, Black Cherry Pearl, and Indigo Ink Pearl. Exterior colors are tastefully coordinated wîth a high-quality dark charcoal fabric interior.

Source – Scion Media

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