The quirky box from Scion will end this year, but not before one last very limited special edition rolls out to just 686 lucky xB fans. Scion, along with 686 Technical Apparel announced today their collaboration on the Scion xB 686 Parklan Edition as a final commemorative of the short but full life of the xB iconic box.
The Scion xB Parklan Edition will be available to order starting September 28, and with only 686 available, they will go fast. The uniquely styled xB will be priced very nicely at $19,685 with processing and handling of $795. A wise xB fan would make a call right now to their local Scion dealer to reserve theirs.
The 2015 xB 686 Parklan Edition incorporates the spirit of the fashion, design and technical expertise of the snowboard outdoor apparel group starting with an exterior in Cocoa Bean Metallic paint accented with red lines in the front, rear and on the side mirrors. It follows inside with seating that uses the quilted patterning and modern cubist camo style reflecting 686’s design influence. Other 686 inspired elements include Gloss Black 16-inch alloy wheels featuring the 686 stamped logo tie in with the black-out badges, side mirrors, rear license plate garnish and door handles.
For added functionality when snowboarding on the slopes, there is an incognito driver’s side zippered storage pocket and zippered seat back pockets. Each xB 686 Parklan Edition also comes with all-weather floor and cargo mats. For those wanting to carry a gang of boarders along, there is a custom INNO Cargo Box and Roof Rack system available.
Scion and 686 first worked together in 2011 with a Numeric xB show car designed with snowboarders in mind. That relationship has continued through the years, culminating in this special edition model.
“The xB has been part of Scion from the very beginning and we wanted to give it a meaningful send-off,” said Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland. “What better way to do that than to partner with 686, which caters to people who live their lives to the fullest? Whether it’s used on the streets or the slopes, this xB will become a classic.”
“Before we designed this car, we took an xB on a three-week road trip from California to Boston and we captured the action in our movie, 686 Seconds,” said Brent Sandor, 686 Director of Marketing. “By taking the car from the city to the mountains and back again, we learned the xB can handle adverse conditions inside and out. With a cargo box on top and all-weather floor and cargo mats on the inside, it was the perfect inspiration for our special edition collaboration.”