The Toyota Aygo received a new facelift for the 2012 model year and we can now say that the small car follows Toyota’s new design language. The first visual impact with the car shows a wider front bumper, with integrated foglights and a large trapezoidal air intake as well as a new set of optional LED daytime running lights. The upper front grille is now more slender, while the new bonnet design contributes to the car’s overall presence.
The interior has also been improved and now features a new dark gray finish for the upper and lower dashboard sections, as well as a new-design steering wheel that comes with a leather trim plus paddle controls on the steering column for the model that features the Multimode automated manual transmission. Moreover, the speedometer, tachometer and air vents are finished in grey, orange or black, with the front door speaker surrounds coloured silver or orange.
The 2012 Toyota Aygo features two audio systems: a 35W AM/FM/CD package with two or four speakers, or a new unit that comes with Bluetooth, a multi-language display and a USB port for connecting portable music players such as iPods. Under the hood, we find the three-cylinder 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine delivering 67bhp (50kW) at 6,000rpm and 93Nm of torque at 3,600rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed transmission and delivers a combined cycle fuel consumption of 65.7mpg and 99 g/km CO2 emissions. The model fitted with the Multimode automatic transmission, we have 104 g/km CO2 emissions and a fuel consumption of 63.8 mpg.