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New Toyota Aygo with added X-ness

By Charl Bosch - Oct 6, 2015
New Toyota Aygo with added X-ness

Unveiled in Europe early last year, Toyota South Africa has announced pricing details of its radical second generation Aygo city car.

Previewed at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Pretoria last month, the newcomer rides on a revised version of its predecessor’s B-Zero platform shared with the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108, and is also the first model to feature’s Toyota’s x-motif styling language inside and out.

These include an x-shaped grille, air intake slats, front and rear bumpers and gloss black single piece tailgate. Additional styling touches comprise of a double bubble roof, boomerang shaped taillights and gloss black or silver finish on the roof and around the grille.

Measuring 25 mm longer in length and standing five millimetres closer to the ground than before, the Aygo’s x-motifs continues inside with a completely redesigned interior highlighted by a touch-screen infotainment system - incorporating USB and Bluetooth connectivity - new instrument cluster and bucket-shaped front seats. Complete final spec is yet to be announced.

Unlike its predecessor, the Aygo will only be offered with five doors and in three models, all powered by the same 1.0-litre three cylinder engine that produces 51 kW and 95 N.m of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox sends power to the front wheels with fuel consumption being rated at 4.4 L/100 km and emissions at 95 g/km.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty is standard with a service plan being optional.



1.0R138 900
1.0 x-play BlackR139 900
1.0 x-play SilverR139 000