Toyota has launched an upgraded Aygo city automobile that offers some-more energy and softened refinement, with a £435 cost boost over a pre-facelift model.
Starting during £9695 for a entry-level VVTi X in three-door form – a usually Aygo trim to get a three-door chronicle – and £9995 for five-door cars, a Aygo tops out during £13,675 for top-spec X-cite trim with X-shift semi-automatic gearbox for a moment. Range-topping X-clusiv models arrive after in a year, with keyless entrance and other tech tweaks. The best-selling trim will be £11,375 X-play, a second trim adult from base-spec.
The Aygo is an critical automobile for Toyota in a UK – of 101,692 sum sales in 2017, 22% (22,264) were Aygos – a second-best seller in a range, behind a Yaris. 40% of Toyota’s scrappage intrigue exchange resulted in a squeeze of an Aygo.
Launched in open during a Geneva engine show and due on UK roads this summer, a Hyundai i10 rival, that has been on sale given 2014, now produces 71bhp and 69lb ft from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine – a 2bhp benefit and an unvaried torque output.
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The tiny boost enables a 0-62mph time of 13.8sec and a tip speed of 100mph, improvements of 0.4sec and 1mph respectively.
There are also improvements to fuel economy, lifting a Aygo’s 68.9mpg total figure to 72.4mpg. Toyota says there are has also been a reduction to a car’s 95g/km CO2 output, nonetheless it is nonetheless to finalise a accurate figure.
A new fuel injector system, aloft application ratio and revoke attrition engine components are labelled as a pivotal facilities enabling a improvements. The Aygo also now has a cooled gas recirculation complement to urge potency and a some-more effective balancer missile to revoke vibration.
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Alongside a powertrain improvements, Toyota’s engineers have tweaked a Aygo’s cessation and steering settings to whet a responses. Although accurate sum are now unconfirmed, it suggests a steering shelve might be somewhat faster.
In addition, a 2018 automobile has thicker soundproofing that Toyota says enables a noted rebate in noise, quivering and rudeness during all engine speeds.
Minor changes have also been done to a Aygo’s styling, with a particular X-shaped nose now colour-coded with a rest of a body. There are new LED lights, too.
Buyers get a choice of some-more colours and circle designs, while inside there’s a higher-definition instrument cluster screen and new interior trim options. UK specifications for these will be reliable closer to a car’s on-sale date, that will expected be in June.
The Aygo is one of Toyota’s best-selling cars in Europe, with 85,000 examples carrying found homes in a past 4 years. It represents 6.6% of a A-segment market, that also facilities the likes of the Volkswagen Up and Peugeot 108.
First deliveries arrive in a summer, a few weeks after sales start on 1 July.
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