First generation xB vs. first generation bB
Only the first generation models for both the xB and bB are related. Second generation models are based upon different platforms.
To create the first generation xB, the bB was modified from right- to left-hand drive, the front passenger area was also changed significantly with the bB's front bench seat replaced with bucket seats and the column-mounted shifter changed to a floor-mounted shifter.
The available drivetrains also differed. The bB was available with either the 1.3 L I4 2NZ-FE engine or the 1.5 L 1NZ-FE, mated exclusively to a 4-speed automatic transmission with available all wheel drive. The xB was only available with the 1NZ-FE that produced 108hp (81kW) and 105lb·ft (142N·m) in US spec, but offered both a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. All-wheel drive was not offered on the xB.
The Toyota bB was not equipped with a spare tire. On the Scion xB, a compact spare tire was stored under the left side of a raised rear cargo floor. Since the spare tire raised the cargo floor by several inches, a storage bin was added to the right of the spare tire to reclaim some of the lost storage space. A jack was stored under the driver's seat of the xB.
The Toyota bB had a pull-out storage tray under the passenger seat that the xB lacks.
The bB began production in 1999, five years before the introduction of the xB, which was first sold for the 2004 model year. Sales of the bB ended in 2005, one year before the first generation xB ended.
It is a 1:18 Ridemakerz model based on Scion xB. The body was available in Cannonball Black, Comet Blue and Wasabi Green.
The 7:8 full-sized concept and the toy were unveiled in 2007 SEMA show.
Toyota unveiled the second-generation xB at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Manufactured for Toyota by Kanto Auto Works, Ltd., the new xB is more rounded in shape and larger than its predecessor. It is styled as a 5-door version of the t2B concept unveiled at the 2006 New York Auto Show. The 2008 xB is 2.8-inch (71mm) wider and 12-inch (300mm) longer (including 4-inch (100mm) longer wheel to wheel) than the first-generation xB. The second-generation xB is powered by a 2.4L engine shared with the tC and the Toyota Camry, which adds about 50% more power, but at 22mpg-US (11L/100km; 26mpg-imp) City / 28mpg-US (8.4L/100km; 34mpg-imp) Hwy also has a higher fuel consumption than the previous model's 1.5l engine (26mpg-US (9.0L/100km; 31mpg-imp) City / 31mpg-US (7.6L/100km; 37mpg-imp) Hwy using the new 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy standard). Similar to the 2006 model, the xB includes standard features like VSC and ABS. Six airbags come standard, as well as cruise control.