The new Toyota Aygo will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 6th March 2018. So what kind of changes can we expect to see? The current Aygo has been a successful model for Toyota since it’s 2014 launch, becoming an instantly recognisable model with it’s trademark frontal ‘X’ design and wide range of customisation options. Aygo has become one of Toyota’s most successful models in terms of sales and attracting buyers new to the Toyota brand.
The Aygo Design
The front ‘X’ on the new Aygo has been transformed from a two-dimensional graphic into a more powerful, three-dimensional architectural element. The distinctive new look includes redesigned headlight units with integral daytime running lights, giving the car a much more striking appearance.The lower section of the ‘X’ frames the front grille, communicating a stable stance and agile performance. Black, gloss black or silver ornamentation beneath the lights accentuates the car’s width.
New LED light guides at the rear give the Aygo a sophisticated look and help make the car instantly recognisable. The lighting signature created the perception of a compact cabin above a wider, lower bumper area, emphasising vehicle width and stability.
Driving the New Aygo
Performance and driving dynamics have been improved for more agile performance around town, while maintaining Aygo’s class-leading fuel economy. Measures have also been taken to reduce noise and vibration levels experienced inside the cabin.
Toyota’s award winning 998cc three-cylinder, 12-value DOHC engine now meets Euro 6.2 emissions standards. Revisions have achieved an ideal balance of power and furl efficiency, with better torque delivery at lower engine speed, giving it a better driving experience.
You will also notice new colour variations and wheel designs available for the new Aygo, so there’s even more scope for personalisation and expression. Inside, the combimeter has been upgraded with graphics that have a more three-dimensional look and a new illumination colour. Most grades have new seat fabrics and a more premium colour scheme in Quartz Grey and Piano Black has been introduced (UK colours are to be confirmed).
- New dual furl injector system
- Higher compression ratio
- New low-friction components
- Cooled exhaust gas recirculation system
- Improved balancer shaft
Fuel consumption has improved from 68.9 to 72.4mpg (reduced C02 emissions) Output is slightly higher (+2bhp/2kW) 71bhp (53kW) at 6,000rpm, with 93Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. Acceleration from rest to 62mph can be
accomplished in 13.8 seconds, and top speed is 100mph.
Aygo model grades and equipment features for the UK market will be announced nearer the car’s on-sale date later this year.