Toyota South Africa has refreshed its Aygo compact city car for 2018. We have the specifications and price for the newcomer.
The compact Toyota Aygo is now in its second generation and was launched back in 2015. However, 2018 has seen it undergo some design tweaks and receive more spec. At first glance, you'll see the new larger projecter headlamps which feature LED daytime running lights.
There are elements of sportiness to the 2018 Toyota Aygo thanks to the upswept rear window line and sloping roofline and new-look tail lamps. Inside, there are one-piece moulded bucket seats with multi-tone fabric, visible exterior-colour panels and orange-hued illumination. There's also a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear lever.
In terms of specification, Toyota has given it a commendable level of features in the 2018 Aygo. There's a touchscreen audio system with USB, aux input and Bluetooth connectivity, satellite controls on the steering wheels and a trip computer. There's also electric windows, remote central locking, power-adjustable side mirrors, air-conditioning and a 12-Volt power socket.
The 2018 Toyota Aygo comes with a slick infotainment system which features USB, Aux and Bluetooth.
Safety systems have been increased and the vehicle is now equipped with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Assist Control (HAC), as well as the standard ABS and Brake Assist functionality. There are front and side airbags, ISOFIX child mounts and three-point seatbelts with force limiter and pretensioners.
The engine has been tweaked and now has a tiny bit more power, 2 kW more in fact. For the record, the engine is a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated 3-cylinder petrol engine, but it now pushes out 53 kW and 93 Nm. Despite the tiny increase in power, fuel economy has decreased and now sits at 4.3 L/100 km. Toyota claims that the noise, vibration and harshness have also been reduced, resulting in a quieter drive.
From launch, there are three different versions of Toyota Aygo. The standard Aygo is aimed the more budget-sensitive customers, while the X-Play models have a bi-tone design. The flagship X-Cite features a power-retractable black canvas sunroof, turning it into a semi-convertible. Toyota calls this roof mechanism a "Funroof", which shows you where this car is positioned. The X-Cite gains 15-inch alloy wheels, whereas the lesser models ride on 14-inch units.
Toyota Aygo Price in South Africa
All Aygo models come standard with a 3-year/100 000 kilometre warranty. A range of different service plan options are available for purchase from your Toyota dealer.
Aygo R166 800
Aygo X-Play Black R169 100
Aygo X-Play Silver R169 100
Aygo X-Cite R193 100