Scion xA

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Scion xA
2004 Scion xA -- NHTSA.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Also called Toyota ist(Japan)
Toyota xA (Middle East)
Production 2004–2006
Assembly Toyota City, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Layout FF layout
Platform NCP61
Related Toyota bB
Toyota Platz
Toyota Vitz
Powertrain
Engine 1.5L 103 hp (77 kW) I4 1NZ-FE
Transmission 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 93.3 in (2,370 mm)
Length 154.1 in (3,914 mm)
Width 66.7 in (1,694 mm)
Height 60.2 in (1,529 mm)
Curb weight 2,341 lb (1,062 kg)
Chronology
Successor Scion xD

Scion xA is a five-door hatchback subcompact marketed in the US from 2004-2006 — as an export model of the Japanese Domestic Market Toyota ist. Based on the first generation Toyota Vitz hatchback, the xA shared a platform with the Toyota Platz sedan.

The xA received a minor facelift for the 2006 model year, before importation ended in December 2006. The xA's successor, the xD was delivered to US dealerships beginning in August 2007 as a 2008 model.

Technical data[edit]

  • Engine:
    • 1.5 L DOHC I4 engine.
    • 108 hp (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm (revised to 103 SAE net horsepower in 2006)
    • 105 ft·lbf (142 Nm) of torque @ 4200 rpm (revised to 101 lb·ft (137 N·m) in 2006)
  • Platform: NCP61
  • Cargo volume: 11.7 ft³ (331 L)
  • EPA fuel economy ratings:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy ratings
Year Automatic Transmission Manual Transmission
mpg US mpg IMP L/100 km mpg US mpg IMP L/100 km
2004 32/38 38/46 7.4/6.2 32/38 38/46 7.4/6.2
2005/2006 31/38 37/46 7.6/6.2 32/37 38/44 7.4/6.4
  • 2008 EPA revised fuel economy ratings for the 2004 model are 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp)/ 34 mpg-US (6.9 L/100 km; 41 mpg-imp) for both manual and automatic transmission. For the 2005 and 2006 models, fuel economy is estimated at 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp)/34 mpg-US (6.9 L/100 km; 41 mpg-imp) for vehicles with a manual transmission and 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp)/35 mpg-US (6.7 L/100 km; 42 mpg-imp) for those with an automatic transmission.[1]
  • Drag Coefficient: 0.31
  • 0-60 mph: 8.8 seconds[2]
  • 1/4 mile: 16.7 seconds at 81.3 miles per hour (130.8 km/h)[2]
  • Top Speed: Limited to 110 mph[3]
2006 Scion xA

Some of the revisions for 2006 include modified bumpers and side skirts, as well as turn signal indicators on the side mirrors and audio controls located on the steering wheel. The xA was also the first production vehicle to offer an optional iPod input with head unit display, as well as a more refined, user-friendly head unit and more exterior colors.

Release series[edit]

Beginning in late spring 2004 with the launch of the 2004 Scion xB RS 1.0 (Release Series 1.0) Scion decided to create limited edition vehicles pre-packaged with exclusive accessories in limited quantities. Limited Edition vehicles from a marketing standpoint were used to create a buzz for the brandname, with their exterior colors tending to be loud or bright hues (i.e. orange, yellow, red, blue, green). Because of the growing popularity of the Scion product line and the scarce production runs (most dealers only got 2-3 of each RS model), these limited edition vehicles quickly sell out. Preordering is available at each dealership on a first-come, first-served basis. To the customer's benefit, Scion's "Pure Price" MSRP binds dealerships against market-demand vehicle mark-up. Naturally, resale values of Release Series vehicles command a premium because of their packaged options and scarcity.

2005

  • xA RS 1.0: Available only in Absolutely Red, standard equipment included a sports grille and color-keyed rear spoiler, power Webasto factory moonroof, 5 spoke alloy wheels, color-keyed ground effects and vehicle stability control (VSC). Only 1,550 units were produced. definitely the rarest and least seen of any xA these days.[4]

2005

  • xA RS 2.0 only available in Spectra Blue Mica with 1,700 units produced[5]

2006

  • xA RS 3.0 only available in Stingray Metallic light blue with 2,100 units produced[6]

US sales[edit]

Calendar Year Sales
2002[7] N/A
2003[7] 3,962
2004[8] 24,184
2005[8] 28,033
2006[9] 22,905
2007[10] 5,345
2008[11] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fuel Economy". Fueleconomy.gov. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Road Test: 2004 Kia Rio vs. 2004 Chevrolet Aveo vs. 2004 Scion xA". Motor Trend. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  3. ^ Aaron Robinson (2003-06-01). "2004 Scion xA and xB". caranddriver.com. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  4. ^ "2005 Scion xA Review". JB car pages. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  5. ^ Keegan, Walter J (2005-12-18). "Scion xA Release Series 2.0". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  6. ^ "Scion announces pricing for RS 3.0". Theautochannel.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  7. ^ a b "Toyota Announces Best Sales Year in Its 46-Year History, Breaks Sales Record for Eighth Year in a Row". Theautochannel.com. 2004-11-17. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  8. ^ a b "Toyota Reports 2005 and December Sales". Theautochannel.com. 2006-01-04. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  9. ^ "Toyota Reports August 2007 Sales". Theautochannel.com. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  10. ^ "Toyota Reports March 2008 Sales". Theautochannel.com. 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  11. ^ "Toyota Reports September 2009 Sales". Theautochannel.com. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 

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