The new Toyota Aygo city car has been revealed today at the Geneva motor show ahead of launching in the UK this summer.
Toyota wants the new Aygo to builds on the qualities that made the original such a success throughout its lifetime, keeping the car compact, nimble and reliable, with genuinely low running costs.
The latter are supported by revision to its award-winning three-cylinder 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine to secure class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
Full details of the UK model range and prices will be announced nearer the on-sale date this summer.
One of new Aygo’s defining qualities is a wealth of affordable customisation options that will allow customers to create a car that’s truly individual.
On the outside the X-shaped front grille, rear bumper insert, enhanced front bumper and alloy wheels can all be specified to suit, while in the cabin the instrument panel, centre console, air vents, shift knob and gear lever surround can easily be changed, even after years of ownership.
To make life simple, customers can also choose from a range of exterior and interior styling packs if they prefer, rather than selecting piece-by-piece customisation.
New Aygo will be available with Toyota’s new x-touch multimedia system, operated using a fully integrated seven-inch touchscreen. It’s the first system in its segment to come with a rear view camera as standard.
It uses a five-function main menu, giving easy control of audio, phone (including sending and receipt of texts), connectivity, vehicle and journey information functions. Customers will also be able to access a wide choice of navigation and social media applications.
There 1.0-litre three cylinder engine has more power and torque: 68bhp at 6,000rpm and 95Nm at 4,300rpm.
Extensive work has been done to improve aerodynamics, resulting in an improved drag coefficient – down from Cd 0.30 to 0.29.
Together these changes reduce combined cycle fuel consumption from 64.2 to 68.8mpg and bring CO2 emissions down to 95g/km, below the 100g/km threshold for annual road tax (VED) exemption.
New Aygo will be offered with a five-speed manual transmission or optional new x-shift, a much-improved automated manual transmission that can be used in fully automatic mode, or with manual gear selection using paddle shifts or the shift lever itself.
When equipped with x-shift, new Aygo returns 67.3mpg combined cycle fuel consumption and 97g/km CO2 emissions.