Toyota announces pricing for Aygo X compact crossover
Toyota has confirmed its Aygo X ("cross") compact crossover will be priced from £14,795, when it goes on sale in December.
The newcomer is set to arrive in UK dealerships by Spring 2022, when the first customer deliveries will take place.
It follows hot on the heels of the Yaris Cross, which was launched earlier this year, and is set to be built on the same Toyota Global New Architecture (TNGA) GA-B platform.
The Aygo X is powered by a one-litre, three-cylinder engine with 71PS. It is expected to offer fuel consumption of 60mpg and 109g/km of CO2 emissions.
At 3,700mm long, Aygo X is 235mm longer than its city car predecessor and 72mm shorter than the Yaris hatchback.
Designed for the narrowest city streets, Aygo X has a small turning radius of 4.7m, one of the tightest in the segment.
There is also 125mm more load space length and a smart space design behind the rear seats, increasing cargo capacity by more than 60 litres to 231 litres. Furthermore, vehicle height has been increased by 50mm to 1,525mm.
The line-up will feature three Aygo X versions – Pure, Edge and Exclusive – plus a special Limited Edition model.
The Aygo X Pure, the entry point to the range, comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, air conditioning, multimedia system with seven-inch touchscreen plus Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, power front windows and leather steering wheel trim.
The Toyota Safety Sense features include a Pre-Collision System with added range and functionality to detect more potential accident risks, including pedestrians, cyclists (in daytime driving) and hazards when making a turn at an intersection. It also provides full-range Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist, Lane Trace Assist and Automatic High Beam.
The Edge grade (from £16,495) adds 18-inch alloys, automatic air conditioning, automatic wipers, rear privacy glass, front fog lights and an eight-inch multimedia display. It also gains extra exterior styling details and a bi-tone/metallic paint finish that extends the contrast black finish from the roof to cover the hatch and rear quarters. Owners will also be able to specify Aygo X’s large, power-operated canvas roof and a parking pack with front and rear intelligent clearance sonars with automatic braking function.
Top of the core range is the Exclusive model (from £17,715). This comes with combination cloth and synthetic leather upholstery, a wireless phone charger, LED headlights, smart entry and start and the intelligent clearance sonars with auto brake. It also adopts the new Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system with nine-inch High Definition display, giving access to cloud-based navigation, up-to-the-moment road event information, access to useful connected services and over-the-air updates for no-fuss software updates and fixes. Options for the Aygo X Exclusive are the canvas roof and a five-speaker JBL sound system with 300W amplifier.
The Limited Edition (from £19,640) has 18-inch matt black alloys, Mandarina orange highlights on the wheels, sills and front and rear bumpers, special interior design features and the retracting canvas roof. The front seats are heated and have part-leather upholstery.
Toyota’s unveiling of the new Aygo X model followed that of the production-ready version of its first dedicated fully electric model – the bZ4x.
Due to arrive in the UK in 2022, the new EV model is the first of a new range of electric Toyotas to be launched under the car maker's 'Beyond Zero' bZ sub-brand and sits on a platform, co-developed with Subaru.
Toyota says the car will provide a range of 280 miles from its 71.4kWh battery and be able to charge to 80% in half an hour using a 150kW charger. A roof-mounted solar panel will provide additional charge to the battery.
There will be a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive with power outputs of 204PS and 217PS, respectively.