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TOYOTA AYGO HATCHBACK

1.0 VVT-i X-Clusiv 5dr

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The improved Toyota Aygo is asserting itself in the rejuvenated city car sector. Jonathan Crouch reports

Background

So, what makes a car feel 'fun'? Sprightly handling? Cheeky looks? Clever marketing? And can an urban runabout really qualify for purchase on those grounds? With this model, the second generation Toyota Aygo, we're told that it can. You might think you know this car but if you haven't tried this MK2 version, launched here in the Summer of 2014, then you probably don't. Yes, it shares many of its mechanicals with the original design. No, it's not the same. Let's start with the fundamental thing that hasn't changed. As before, this design has been produced as part of a joint Toyota/PSA Group venture that's also brought us French alternatives sharing most of this car's important bits - namely Peugeot's 108 and Citroen's C1. That was also the case with the first generation Aygo, but that car didn't make much attempt to differentiate itself. This one's very different. It's not only the look that's unique but also the very specific way you can personalise it to suit almost any kind of taste or preference.

Driving Experience

The engine is still the same 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol unit but Toyota claims to have given it better torque delivery at low speeds - and its output is slightly up to 71bhp. Cabin refinement has been improved too. Acceleration from rest to 62mph can be accomplished in 13.8 seconds, and top speed is 100mph. Otherwise, it's as you were. This car is supposed to be 'fun to drive'. But just how much 'fun' is it really possible to have in a car with just 71 braked horses beneath its bonnet? Actually, a surprising amount. For a start, the 998cc petrol unit sounds playful, its normally aspirated note filling the cabin with a characterful three cylinder thrum. True, the long first and second gear ratios mean you'll have to rev it quite hard for meaningful progress but there's plenty of performance for town trips. You can get a self-shifting 'x-shift' gearbox as an option (we hesitate to call it an 'automatic'). Actually, it's what the engineers call an 'automated manual' gearbox that can be used in fully automatic mode, or with manual gear selection using paddle shifts or the shift lever itself. Could you comfortably venture further afield in this car? Potentially yes. Both wind and road noise have been more effectively suppressed at typical A-road speeds to make that more possible and you certainly notice the difference on the motorway. There doesn't though, seem to have been much effort put into isolating the engine note. If anything, that's been emphasised as Toyota believes it contributes to this car's whole 'fun' ethos.

Design and Build

This revised Aygo now has a fresher look, with its frontal "X" motif now transformed from a two-dimensional graphic into a more powerful, three-dimensional architectural element. The lower section of the X frames the front grille, while black, gloss black or silver ornamentation beneath the lights aims to accentuate the car's width. This update also includes redesigned headlight units with integral daytime running lights and there are now LED light guides at the rear and revised tail lamp clusters. Inside, there are updated instrument graphics and fresh fabrics. As before, the cabin features a trapezoidal-shaped centre console, with this design theme reflected in details such as the air vents, door trims and gear shift surround. The console supports a wide dashboard with a matt, anti-glare finish, set between slim A-pillars. The instrumentation features a meter made of up concentric rings which are permanently lit. It incorporates an easy-to-read central multi-information display. The very compact five-door bodystyle limits rear seat accommodation, but it's fine by class standards. The boot's still pretty small though, 186-litres in size.

Market and Model

Prices range from just under £10,000 to around £15,000 and there's a £500 premium if you want to go from the three-door to the five-door bodystyle. The revised trim range starts at 'x', then rises through 'x-play' and 'x-press' to 'x-plore', 'x-cite' and 'x-clusiv'. Avoid entry-level trim and, for £375 more, you'll be offered the option of adding in the 'Toyota Safety Sense' package of active safety features, including a Pre-Collision System, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Alert. Dealers expect the 'x-press' and 'x-plore' variants to be especially popular, these derivatives making good use of this second generaion Aygo model's scope for personalisation. The 'x-press' sports a bright red front bumper, with further red trim on the roof, the side sills and the rear diffuser. The reason that variants like this are so easy for Toyota to create is that this MK2 model Aygo has been designed to feature clip-on interior and exterior panels that can be swapped at will. Inside, the instrument panel, centre console, air vent, shift knob and gear lever surround all feature sections that can easily be changed. To try to keep things easier for the customer and to offer better value, Toyota has also created a range of exterior and interior styling packs, rather than forcing people to select piece-by-piece customisation. If you haven't yet tried this current generation model, you'll also be impressed by Toyota's x-touch multimedia system - a fully integrated seven-inch touch screen that features on most models. It incorporates a rear view camera as standard and uses a five-function main menu, giving easy control of audio, phone, connectivity, vehicle and journey information functions. Customers will also be able to access a wide choice of navigation and social media applications. You'll need to make sure your smartphone has a generous data plan if you're going to get the best of it.

Cost of Ownership

Toyota's award-winning 998cc three-cylinder, 12-valve DOHC engine now meets Euro 6.2 emissions standards. Revisions have achieved a better balance of power and fuel efficiency, thanks to a new dual fuel injector system, a higher compression ratio, new low-friction components and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system. You'll be expecting very low running costs here - and by and large, you'll get them. Expect 72.4mpg on the combined cycle. Couple that economy with a 35-litre fuel tank and you have a vehicle with a range of over 530 miles, which given typically small citycar annual mileages will probably mean you won't get on first name terms with the staff at your local filling station. CO2 emissions meanwhile, are rated at well under 100g/km. What else? Well there's no diesel option of course. I say 'of course' because the figures show that 90% of citycar buyers historically haven't wanted to pay the premium for fuelling from the black pump and there seems no prospect of that attitude changing very soon. And residual values? Well, they may not be quite as strong as those commanded by a Volkswagen up! but once you've had a chat with your friendly Toyota dealer, you'll probably end up paying less for an Aygo, which will sort that out anyway. And depreciation on this car has traditionally been slightly less than is the case with its Peugeot and Citroen design stablemates. Insurance is rated at group 3E.

Summary

At first glance, it would be entirely understandable if you felt that this Aygo's approach prioritised style over substance. The wheelbase is still the same as the first generation model launched more than a decade back, you still find a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine beneath the bonnet and the basic handling dynamics are little changed. Even the interior accommodation is much the same. Despite all of that though, there's no doubt that the updates that have created this improved second generation Aygo really bring it into contention in this segment. The cabin now feels more modern, the clever x-touch infotainment system is a must-have and it's hard to think of a bolder, more progressive-looking citycar for sale at any price. In short, this once conservative model now has real presence and desirability. From being forgettable, this car is now genuinely likeable - and there's a world of difference between those two attributes. You could imagine caring about this Toyota - feeling a genuine sense of pride in ownership. If that was Toyota's aim, then the mission's been accomplished.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency68.90mpg
Emissions
Emissions114.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed99mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 7" touch screen
  • Bluetooth system
  • DCM - Data Communication modules
  • Digital clock
  • Electric power steering
  • Fuel indicator with low level warning
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lights on warning
  • Rear view camera
  • Smartphone integration powered by pioneer compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Speed limiter
  • Tachometer

Entertainment

  • 4 speakers
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • DAB Digital radio
  • iPod connection
  • MP3 connection
  • Multimedia System
  • Stereo radio
  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • 2 speed wipers/variable intermittent/mist function
  • Auto headlight levelling
  • Automatic headlights
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric headlamp adjustment
  • Green tinted glass
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights
  • Manually dimming rear view mirror
  • Metallic Bi-tone paint
  • Projector headlamps
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear window demister
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof mounted aerial

Interior Features

  • 12V Accessory socket
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Air recirculation system
  • Auto air conditioning
  • Centre console storage
  • Chrome insert to gearknob
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cloth/leather upholstery
  • Driver and passenger sunvisors
  • Driver's seat height adjuster
  • Driver/passenger seat recline/slide adjust
  • Driver/passenger vanity mirrors with covers
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Front cupholder
  • Front map reading lights
  • Glovebox
  • Height adjustable front head restraints
  • Isofix system on outer rear seats
  • Leather gear knob
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear cupholders
  • Rear headrests
  • Steering wheel mounted radio/phone controls
  • Stepless tilt adjustable steering column
  • Storage bins on all doors
  • Storage pockets in centre console
  • Tonneau cover

Safety

  • ABS
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Emergency brake assist
  • ESP
  • Fasten seatbelt reminder
  • Force limiting rear seatbelts
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
  • Hill start assist
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure warning

Security

  • Engine immobiliser
  • Keyless smart entry with push button start
  • Lockable fuel cap
  • Remote central locking

Technical

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Trim

  • Air vent surround in gloss black

Wheels

  • 15" 10 double spoke black machined alloy wheels
  • Space saver spare wheel

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.155
  • CO2 (g/km)
    93
  • HC
    0.026
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    69
  • NOx
    0.022
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    114
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    120
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    114
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    127
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    136
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    127
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    98
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    102
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    98
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    134
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    136
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    134
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    104
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    106
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    104

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    998
  • Compression Ratio
    11.8:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    71
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    84
  • Engine Code
    1KR-FE
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    68.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    78.5
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    57.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    4.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    65.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    65.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    61.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    72
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    VVT-i
  • Coin Series
    X-Clusiv
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    6A
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    13.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    72
  • Engine Power - KW
    53
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    69
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    9.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    93
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4400
  • Top Speed
    99

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    Yes
  • Tyre Size Front
    165/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear
    165/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare
    SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style
    10 DOUBLE SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1460
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3465
  • Wheelbase
    2340
  • Width
    1615
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1240
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    168
  • Max. Loading Weight
    400
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    840
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.8
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Julie Judge

"Excellent Service I would definitely recommend. Scott and Holly have been outstanding. Thank you so much I love my new car!!."

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