Due out in 2022, the Aygo X (pronounced “cross”) was designed in Europe specifically for European markets and unlike the previous generation, which was part of a joint project with Peugeot and Citroen, is “100% Toyota”.
Aygo X design
Closely resembling the Aygo X Prologue concept revealed earlier this year, the new five-door model develops on the previous generation of Aygo with a taller, SUV-inspired design.
The familiar X-shaped design of the Aygo’s front and rear panels remains but the new model is chunkier and more aggressive, with echoes of the larger Yaris, with which it shares a platform.
Black body cladding runs around the wheel arches, bumpers and sills and extends up the rear three-quarter panel to give the car the more rugged crossover looks its designers wanted. LEDs front and rear give the car a sharp light signature.
At 3.7m long, the Aygo X is still a compact city car but is 24cm longer than the previous model and sits 5cm taller on standard 18-inch wheels.
Revealing the car, Andrea Carlucci, vice president of product at Toyota Europe was clear that the Aygo X is a crossover, but one designed for urban drivers who want a tall driving position but small footprint.
The Aygo X is also 12.5cm wider than before and offers enlarged passenger and luggage space, with the boot extended by 60 litres to 231 litres.
Interior design has been kept fairly simple but oversized air vents, instrument cowl and touchscreen surround bring a touch of character to the enlarged cabin.
Aygo X engine and performance
As with previous models, the Aygo X will come with just one engine.
A 1.-0-litre three-cylinder petrol will be paired with either a five-speed manual or CVT auto gearbox, offering 69bhp and 69lb ft. Zero to 62mph will take around 15.5 seconds and the manual version will offer 60mpg and emissions of 107g/km, while the CVT will achieve 57.6mpg and 110g/km.
Aygo X price, specification and technology
Toyota will release full prices and specifications closer to the Aygo X’s launch in 2022 but has confirmed a number of key features for the new model.
All cars will come with a minimum of 18-inch wheels, full LED lighting and will feature a nine-inch touchscreen housing Toyota’s Smart Connect media and navigation system and offering wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
A 300W JBL stereo, set up specifically for the Aygo X also features and a folding fabric roof will be among the optional extras.
As standard the Aygo X will feature Toyota Safety Sense, bringing large car features such as lane traced assist, adaptive cruise control and emergency steering assist to the city car segment. Advanced collision mitigation including pedestrian and cyclist detection is also standard.
Four colours will be offered, each inspired by a spice - Chilli red, Ginger beige, Juniper blue and Cardamom green.
In the first six months a “Limited” edition will be on sale featuring the Cardamom paint, contrast black roof, matte black alloys and matte Mandarina orange accents inside and out.