The Toyota Aygo turns ten years old
Today we have another review for you. You may have noticed that the last vehicle we reviewed was the Toyota Yaris city car which is why now we continue with this pattern by focusing our attention on the Japanese brand once again but this time with the Aygo.
The Toyota Aygo is celebrating ten years on the market this year after the first generation of the vehicle went on sale in 2005. Ten years and two models later, the Aygo is still contending with some of the best and brightest that the market has to offer. Both the Aygo the Yaris offers some great value and when we reviewed the Yaris we took into consideration the all-around range of features to come along with the car and if you thought that was exciting..the Aygo offers even more. The engine range is smaller compared to the Yaris but equipment and technology-wise, the Aygo has more to offer. The car was brought back into play with the second generation model just last year with the big change being the X shaped design at the front end of the car across all ranges. Instantly this caught the attention of drivers all around the world. Added kit and trim levels catch the attention more though.
The trims and equipment to choose from for the new Aygo
So for the Aygo city car, Toyota has added another trim level to the mix meaning it now has five to choose from. Only one engine is on offer across the range however which is the one litre petrol setup. This is standard across all three-door models but if you decide to go for the five-door version you can find an automatic version of the same petrol unit.
Kicking off the range is the entry-level Aygo X model. LED daytime running lights, Hill-start control, tyre pressure monitoring, electric windows, and projector headlights are standard across the range. Opt for the X-Play and you can find Bluetooth, a leather steering wheel, heated door mirrors, and USB connectivity. It is the X-Pression models were we think the car really shines through with a rearview camera, fifteen-inch alloy wheels, fog lights a seven-inch touchscreen, and a DAB digital radio being thrown into the mix. The same features carry over to the X-Cite but bigger changes include a new Orange paint job, Black inserts for the door handles, mirrors and bumpers, and gloss Black finishes inside of the cabin.
The X-Clusiv is the highest trim level you can opt for. Climate control, automatic headlights, chrome inserts into the back bumper, a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen, and a new Black paint design for the bodywork of the car are just some of our personal highlights of the range-topping model.
What competition does the Aygo face and how much does it cost?
In regards to the competition that the entire range faces, rivals are much similar to that of the Yaris with familiar city car names such as the Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa coming into play as well as the Fiat 500. Prices for the range get underway from £7,995. The X-Play is available from £9,795, £10,995 for the mid-range X-Pression,£11,195 for the X-Cite, and your big range-topper comes in at £11,295. So does the car give out good value for money?. Well for the amount of equipment and technology alone, we certainly believe this to be the case yes. The engine makes the car a good runner and reliable also.