> All-new Aygo becomes a crossover
> Powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine
> Strong customisation options
> Class-leading interior space
> Pricing TBC
Over the years the little Toyota Aygo has become a staple on UK roads. The pint-sized city car is ideal for our congested streets and plenty economical, however, what customers want has evolved over time. Meet the new Aygo X, a baby crossover with plenty of personality.
It’s a pretty distinctive thing to look at, don’t you think? It retains those handy compact proportions ideal for city life but sits 55mm higher than the outgoing model. Its stout and chunky appearance is certainly characterful and bolstered by contrasting cladding.
The cars range of colours are all two-tone with each being inspired by spices. If you want to make your Aygo X a bit more unique, there are also unique coloured accents that can be optioned.
You can also have your Aygo X with a retractable canvas roof to let the sunshine in on warmer days.
The interior of this little Toyota is just as interesting as its exterior. Body-coloured elements run along its doors and around sculpted air vents to brighten the environment. Further colourful details can be optioned to make this space a bit more your own, but every car comes standard with a rather funky dashboard design that’s full of expressive shapes.
This new Aygo X comes with a 9.0-inch infotainment system that can pair with a smartphone app to give you various bits of data on the go. Higher trim levels offer cloud-based navigation, over-the-air software updates, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Aygo X might be a small car, but Toyota boasts that it features class-leading interior space. Its wheelbase has grown by just 90mm, but better interior packaging has allowed for increased passenger legroom. In fact, occupants also sit a little further apart than before thanks to added shoulder room.
Something else that is impressive from a packaging perspective is the 231-litres of cargo capacity in its boot. That’s 60-litres more than before and a figure that puts it near the top of the tree in terms of practicality amongst rivals.
Life is easy with the Aygo X in terms of engines because there’s only one option. Toyota’s turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder lives under that compact bonnet, however, a power figure has yet to be released. Surprised it’s not a hybrid? Well, the Japanese firm has engineered this car to emit just 107g/km CO2 and return 60mpg, making a complicated drivetrain unnecessary.
The little petrol engine can be had with a manual gearbox or optional S-CVT that claims to be the most responsive in the A-segment.
Toyota has yet to reveal any official pricing for the Aygo X at this point in time, but we will keep this page updated when more information is available.
The all-new Toyota Aygo X will hit UK roads in 2022 with preorders beginning shortly.