2012 Toyota Aygo


Toyota Aygo is the Japanese version of the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 we showed you earlier. It is also the worst of the three, t least styling-wise.

It features a new, stronger Toyota design execution, a revised interior with new colour schemes, enhanced infotainment connectivity, improvements to ride comfort and cabin quietness, and the addition of paddle shift control to MultiMode transmission versions. But that stronger design comes down to just a revised front bumper and some new LEDs, and that’s it.

A new, ECO version of the Toyota Aygo is available, offering improved fuel efficiency and generating CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km by using the same 1.o liter 3-cylinder engine as the others, with 68 hp and over 60 mpg fuel economy. The Aygo is also the only one with four doors.

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Toyota Aygo details in the press release below:

MORE DYNAMIC EXTERIOR DESIGN

The new Toyota Aygo offers A-segment customers the ideal combination of interior roominess and driving enjoyment in the most compact possible package.

At 3,430 mm, the new Aygo is just 15 mm longer than its predecessor. Yet short front and rear overhangs, a long, 2,340 mm wheelbase and a broad overall width of 1,615 mm create a surprisingly spacious, practical interior, whilst giving the Aygo the stable stance, agile handling and small, 4.73 m turning circle essential to urban manoeuvrability.

While maintaining the friendliness and sense of fun inherent in the current model’s styling, the new Toyota Aygo features a stronger, more dynamic front design. It combines improved aerodynamics and engine cooling with Toyota’s new, Under Priority frontal design language.

The distinctive new face of the next generation Toyota family, Under Priority places the design emphasis on an enlarged lower grille to focus attention on the bottom half of the car for a distinctive, more assertive appearance.

Housing this large, trapezoidal, radiator air intake, the front bumper has been widened and the new, integral foglamps positioned at the bumper extremities, giving the new Aygo a wide stance and a strong road presence.

Set within the lower extremities of the grille, optional LED daytime running lamps complete the new, Under Priority frontal signature of the new Aygo.

The new front bumper design also enhances the aerodynamic performance of the new Aygo. The position of the integral front spoiler has been moved forwards by 70 mm and all openings, as well as the front wheel arch periphery, have been shaped to smooth the flow of air into and around the front of the vehicle, improving fuel efficiency.

Above a more slender form of the familiar, friendly upper grille, a new bonnet design has been shaped to create greater volume in the middle section, strengthening the new Toyota Aygo’s road presence.

Privacy glass is available for the rear glazing of both 3- and 5-door versions of the new Aygo, and a new 14″ steel wheel cap design is available in addition to the existing 14″ 5- and 6-spoke alloys. A choice of eight exterior colours includes two new to the Aygo model range; Vibrant Metallic Orange and Bronze Mica.

UPGRADED SENSORIAL QUALITY

Combining a sense of fun with more mature finishes of a higher perceived quality, both upper and lower sections of the dashboard are now finished in Dark Grey, bringing a greater feeling of integration to the new Toyota Aygo interior.

A newly designed steering wheel is finished in leather and is now available with manual paddle shift controls for the optional MultiMode Transmission (MMT). Both MMT and new manual gear knobs are also available in leather.

The trim rings of the speedometer, tachometer and air vents are now available in a choice of Grey, Orange or Black, and the front door speaker features a new grille with a choice of Silver or Orange trim ring.

New Aygo is available with a choice of two audio systems. A 35 Watt AM/FM/CD system features a choice of two or four speakers and an AM/FM/CD unit which incorporates Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone connectivity, a multi-language display and a USB port for the connection of portable music players such as the iPod.

Further improving the practicality and convenience of the new Aygo, the opening angle of the rear parcel shelf has been increased to improve access to the loadspace.

A special, Vibrant Metallic Orange launch edition of the new Toyota Aygo features body-coloured trim rings for the speedometer, air vents and for both the optional tachometer and door speakers.

IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND RIDE COMFORT

Due to price sensitivity and low average mileage, petrol currently dominates the A-segment, accounting for 85% of the sales mix.

The new Aygo is equipped with Toyota’s remarkable, 3-cylinder, 1.0 litre VVT-i petrol engine. Combining light weight and compact design with the power and torque delivery essential to urban driving, the Euro V compliant engine returns highly competitive fuel consumption figures and generates low, tax-efficient CO2 emissions.

A marvel of miniaturisation, the all-aluminium, 3-cylinder, 1.0 litre petrol unit led the trend for powertrain downsizing. To this day, it remains a reference for compact, efficient engineering. At only 67 kg it is one of the lightest units in its class and has won successive Engine of the Year awards in the sub-1.0 litre category.

Toyota engineers have worked continuously to improve the performance and fuel efficiency of the engine, whilst lowering emissions with every successive upgrade. This latest version of the 998 cc unit benefits from a revised combustion chamber shape which increases the compression ratio from 10.5 to 11.0:1, improving combustion efficiency. Iridium-tipped spark plugs have also been adopted for their greater durability.

Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the 3-cylinder VVT-i engine generates 50 kW/ 68 DIN hp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 93 Nm at 3,600 rpm. Fuel consumption has been lowered to 4.4 l/100 km, and CO2 emissions are just 102 g/km.

A new, ECO version of the Aygo is available for the first time. It is equipped with a longer 3rd gear ratio and fitted with low RRC (Rolling Resistance Coefficient) tyres, which reduce rolling resistance by 14%. This improves fuel efficiency without impairing ride comfort, manoeuvrability or braking performance. Fuel consumption is reduced to 4.3 l/100 km and CO2 is lowered to just 99gr/km.

 

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