Facing the attractive growth of the high-rise segment, the A-class urban car has now become a modest-sized crossover.
As a commercial version of the Aygo X Prologue concept that was launched earlier this year, Toyota’s new model debuted as expected. While still in the A-segment by definition in the European market, the Aygo X is significantly larger than its predecessor.
With an overall length of 3,700 mm, the Aygo X is 235 mm longer than the previous generation, and the wheelbase has increased by 90 mm, making the space for passengers in the rear seat much more comfortable. But Aygo X retains the style of two rear glasses that open out instead of sliding up and down as usual.
The Aygo X is also 125 mm wider and 65 mm taller than the old model, at 1,740 mm wide and 1,525 mm tall. Ground clearance increased by 11 mm. Compared to Hyundai i10, Aygo X is 100 mm shorter, 60 mm wider and almost the same height.
But because it is still larger than the previous generation, the Aygo X also has more storage space, with a capacity increase of 60 liters, at 231 liters, and will become 829 liters if the rear seats are folded.
The A-class urban car has 17 or 18-inch wheels. The car uses Toyota’s GA-B platform and continues with a fabric roof that can be rolled up to become a convertible. And despite the increase in size, the turning radius of the Aygo X is still only 4.7 m, suitable for commuting in crowded urban areas.
The interior style of the Aygo X is also different, with a 9-inch infotainment screen with orange trim tucked into the dashboard instead of the now-popular separate style. The cabin also has decorative lights and wireless charging, although this is only a low-end product of Toyota in the European market, not to mention LED headlights and support for software upgrades via OTA. A range of safety technologies include adaptive cruise control, nighttime pedestrian warning, lane-keeping assist, and cyclist warning.
Toyota kept the maximum simplicity in the engine when there was only one option. The Aygo X uses a one-liter gasoline engine, producing 72 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 93 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. The 3-cylinder engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission. The tiny crossover has a top speed of 158 km/h with a manual transmission and 151 km/h with a CVT transmission.
Depending on the version and equipment, the Aygo X weighs 940-1,015 kg. Fuel consumption on the mixed road is only 4.7 liters / 100 km and CO2 emissions are 107 g / km.
Toyota Aygo X is produced at the factory in the Czech Republic. The car will go on sale in Europe in 2022. Price has not been announced. The current generation costs $18,900 in the UK.
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