Scion announces iQ Monogram series and refreshed line-up image

The dedicated U.S. automaker with Japanese roots has announced a series of changes to its 2014 line-up, with the headlight being the touchscreen audio system that now comes as standard equipment across its entire lineup.

Scion also announces new features and manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2014 FR-S and xD, 2013 xB and the limited-production 2014 iQ Monogram Series.

All 2014 Scion models will come standard with the Scion Display Audio System featuring a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen, AM/FM/CD/HD Radio technology, hands-free phone capability, music streaming via Bluetooth and AUX/USB port with iPod connectivity. In addition, all 2013 xB models that begin production in August or after will also come standard with the new audio system. Besides the standard audio system, all customers can upgrade to the BeSpoke Premium Audio system – for $1,198 – that adds GPS navigation and internet access via a smartphone data connection.

“A standard touchscreen audio system across the entire Scion lineup stays true to the brand’s innovative nature and responsiveness to the desires of its youthful drivers,” Scion Vice President Doug Murtha said.

2014 xD models will be available in two new two-tone color options, Black Sand Pearl/ Magnetic Gray Metallic and Classic Silver Metallic/ Sparkling Sea Metallic – available for $500 above MSRP, which will be $16,720 for the automatic transmission model and $15,920 for the manual transmission.

The Scion FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car is almost unchanged, save for the new sport knee cushions that are located on the door panels and the sides of the center console. The MSRP for the Scion FR-S will be $25,800 for the six-speed automatic transmission model and $24,700 for the six-speed manual transmission.

The iQ gains the new limited Monogram Series (150 units, MSRP of $16,520 ) which will feature the two-tone paint combination of Black Currant Metallic/Classic Silver Metallic, color-keyed exterior mirrors and spoiler, along with a premium alloy wheel package and floor mats emblazoned with the iQ logo.