We did like the Peugeot 108 and the Citroen C1, which means that we will also love the 2014 Toyota Aygo that was introduced today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show! Comparing it with the outgoing model, the 2014 Aygo is 25 mm longer to 3,455 mm, while the height was reduced by 5 mm to 1,460 mm. Both front and rear tracks have been widened by 8 mm.
The front end of the car shows the X-graphic, that spreads outwards across the surface of the bodywork and takes in all the vehicle’s main external features, including upper and lower grilles, headlamps, foglamps, and even mirrors and side glazing. The rear end of the new Aygo shows a similar design theme to the front, featuring a tailgate and lower bumper that form break lines in the car’s surface.
The lamp clusters are set within the hexagonal tailgate, while the upper bumper section widens into pronounced wheel arches. Inside, the shape of the centre console is now trapezoidal and sets the theme for the new Aygo. Moreover, the console supports a wide dashboard with a matt, anti-glare finish, set between slim A-pillars.
Although the vehicle features the same wheelbase as its predecessor, the cabin is longer by 9 mm, while wider armrests improve comfort. Moreover, there more room for the luggage as the new Aygo offers an extra 29 liters of space. On of the big qualities of the new Aygo is that it can be customized, allowing 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. Toyota will offer on the new Aygo its new x-touch multimedia system that operates.
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. 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.
Under the hood, there is the award-winning three-cylinder 1.0-liter enfine that was re-engineered to run with a higher, 11.5:1 compression ratio, and has an improved combustion chamber design for better efficiency. The engine delivers 68 bhp (51 kW) and 95 Nm of torque.
Extensive work has been done to improve aerodynamics, resulting in an improved drag coefficient – down from Cd 0.30 to 0.29. As a result, fuel consumption is 68.8 mpg UK or 4.1 liters / 100 km and CO2 emissions are just 95 g/km. Toyota offers a five-speed manual transmission as standard, while the x-shift, a much-improved automated manual transmission is optional. [source: Toyota]