At the New York International Auto Show last week, Scion has unwrapped publicly its freshened, robust urban utility vehicle 2011 Scion xB. Designed with unmistakably aggressive styling and boxy shape, the 2011 xB is aimed at the younger generation.

For model year 2011, the bold city ride renders newly shaped front slim-line upper grille and large mouth-like lower opening. Its rectangular body ensures a surprising amount of interior space and flexibility. On the inside, the youth vehicle boasts new, lighter gray fabric seats, new center console with adjustable armrest, and revised steering wheel with telescoping feature.

The Scion xB is also a proud carrier of the "Top Safety Pick" award, which is the highest safety designation of the IIHS. To qualify for the prestige award, the ride must earn the highest rating of "good" in the IIHS' front, side, rollover, and rear impact tests and be equipped with electronic stability control.

The 2011 xB's power comes from a 158-horsepower, 2.5-litres four-cylinder engine, which is available with five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

Already at the brand's dealerships, the ride gets price tagged at $16,150 for the manual transmission equipped model and $16,950 for the automatic one.

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