Unlike its predecessor, the 2008 Scion xB comes equipped with a 2.4L VVT-i engine that generates 158hp — 55hp increase — mated to a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed sequential automatic. More pictures after the jump.

The xB’s standard 160-watt maximum output Pioneer audio system features iPod connectivity and a mini-jack port. This standard head unit integrates track, artist and album information from the iPod into a one-line display on the head unit’s screen. Connectivity is achieved by simply plugging the iPod into a port via a connector cable, providing outstanding sound quality through the car’s stereo system and constant power to the iPod

[via LeftlaneNews]