You gotta hand it to those party-rockin’ hamsters. The Kia Soul is officially the only cube car to make it to 2016. The 2014 model year was the last time the Nissan Cube was around, and today’s announcement from Scion makes it official: The xB is getting the ax — but not before the compact hatchback gets its swan song with a final special edition.
With sales having sunk to a fraction of what they were at the xB’s peak nearly a decade ago, Toyota pulling the plug is no surprise. In April, Doug Murtha, Scion’s group vice president, told Cars.com that the once-brand-defining box car had “run its course.”
But the hatchback will enjoy one last hurrah with the limited 2015 xB 686 Parklan Edition. Only 686 will be produced and it will cost $20,480, including a destination charge. Well in line with the xB’s historical association with extreme-sports culture, which previously included a skateboarding-themed version named for legendary thrasher Tony Hawk’s son Riley, this final edition was produced in cooperation with 686, a snowboard technical apparel brand.