Toyota South Africa, which refreshed its Aygo last year, has made further tweaks to its compact city car for 2019. Herewith the consolidated specifications and prices of the updated range.
The Toyota Aygo – now in its 2nd generation, was launched back in 2015. However, in 2018 it underwent some design tweaks and received more features. The aesthetic updates incorporate larger projector-type headlamps with LED daytime running lights, as well as new-look tail lamps.
The cabin features 1-piece moulded bucket seats with multi-tone fabric, a combination of black and dark grey dashboard plastics (with a smattering of exterior-colour-coded panels), as well as a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel and gear lever.
The 2018 Toyota Aygo comes with a slick infotainment system which features USB, Aux and Bluetooth.
Although the Aygo is a budget-oriented offering, all versions have a touchscreen audio system with USB and auxiliary audio inputs and Bluetooth connectivity, a trip computer, electric windows (front), remote central locking, power-adjustable side mirrors, air-con and a 12V power socket.
In terms of safety systems, the diminutive Toyota comes with ABS with brake assist, plus (since 2018) vehicle stability control and hill-assist control. There is a total of 4 airbags (dual front and side), ISOfix child-seat mounts and 3-point seatbelts with force limiters and pre-tensioners.
Although the Aygo's cabin is less than luxurious, the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob add an upmarket feel.
Compared with the 2015-spec cars, the engine now offers 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.
The 5-door range begins with the simply-named Aygo entry-level derivative, followed by the dual-tone X-Play Black, while the previously offered X-Play Silver has been replaced by a new X-Clusiv derivative, which is available exclusively in Black with silver-coloured exterior accents (fog lamps are standard). The interior features a combination of Quartz Grey and Piano Black interior trims, while the door handles have a chrome-plated look.
The X-Play X-Cite represents the most affordable source of open-topped motoring in the SA new vehicle market...
Flagship X-Cite versions feature power-retractable canvas sunroofs and 15-inch alloy wheels, whereas the lesser models ride on 14-inch wheels. Whereas the X-Cite Black features a more traditional black folding roof, Toyota now also offers buyers the option of a vibrant orange-hued canvas top, which can be paired with any of the 6 exterior colours (White, Silver, Ash Grey, Cherry Red, Caribbean Blue or Black) at no extra cost.
Toyota Aygo Price in South Africa
All Aygo models come standard with a 3-year/100 000 kilometre warranty. A range of service plans is available for purchase from Toyota dealer.
Aygo R171 900
Aygo X-Play Black R174 200
Aygo X-Clusiv R174 800
Aygo X-Cite (Black roof) R198 900
Aygo X-Cite (Orange roof) R198 900