Toyota’s second-generation Aygo city automobile has been given a mid-life facelift. It’s a Japanese firm’s take on a Volkswagen up!, Skoda Citigo and Hyundai i10, yet is usually now receiving a initial turn of estimable revisions given going on sale in 2014.
Though a A-segment represents a cheapest and many permitted approach into new automobile ownership, it’s a delayed inciter in a UK. Superminis are some-more popular, and a approach people are shopping cars means a monthly payments on select tiny cars and SUVs are some-more receptive than ever.
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To symbol a mid-point of a Aygo’s lifespan, an outmost redesign is a many estimable change. Toyota’s possess patron feedback reveals that a approach a city automobile looks is a biggest reason because buyers are drawn into showrooms, and a new ‘3D’ expansion of a Aygo’s particular pattern denunciation intends to keep it that way. All models come with LED daytime using lights and LED taillights, and there’s a new preference of amalgamate wheels and colourful paint schemes to select from.
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In contrast, really small changes inside. The tweaks are singular to some new chair fabrics and a somewhat redesigned instrument cluster, and a sincerely sharp new seven-inch infotainment complement with smartphone app formation on high-grade x-cite and x-clusiv cars. As such, a Aygo’s interior still feels complicated and musty in appearance. It’s good built, too, yet relies on inexpensive feeling materials.
It’s still not a practicality champ, either. Space for a motorist and front newcomer is some-more than adequate, yet a back dais stays close compared to a space in a Hyundai i10. A 168-litre foot means a Aygo lags behind a Volkswagen Group’s city automobile contingent for bucket space, with a up!, Citigo and SEAT Mii all braggadocio 251-litre capacities.
Though this feels really many like a design-led facelift, a rested Aygo does exaggerate some amiable changes underneath a skin. It retains a 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, updated to approve with Euro 6.2 emissions standards. Toyota has also eked out a small additional energy from a unit, now adult to 71bhp with 93Nm of torque, while a balancer missile has been combined to revoke vibrations.
Around city a light controls and decent low speed float work in a Aygo’s favour, yet a steering could be a small sharper. The miss of torque means that outward a city it needs copiousness of support to get adult to speed, however. Despite a further of additional sound deadening a 3 cylinder thrum still seeps into a cabin, and there are really A-segment cars improved matched to rebellious large roads – generally those with turbo torque and some-more power.
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Equipment is one of a Aygo’s clever points though. All yet a really simple ‘x’ indication come good stocked, with energy tractable exhilarated mirrors and a seven-inch multimedia touchscreen. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation are accessible high adult a range, while involuntary atmosphere conditioning facilities on x-press versions and up. The entirely integrated infotainment complement gives it an corner on a Volkswagen in this regard, given that a German benchmark isn’t accessible with a correct touchscreen setup.
There is no disguising a fact that a Aygo doesn’t exaggerate any genuine list cost advantage over rivals like a up!, though, and notwithstanding some tantalizing 0 per cent monthly financial deals, a VW will sojourn within distinguished stretch for many buyers. No play deposition contributions meant that we could be in a operation commanding Skoda Citigo SE L for about a same as a mid-range Aygo x-press.