The all-new Toyota Aygo X is a crossover unique in the A-segment, designed and produced in Europe to meet the demands of urban and suburban life in Europe.
Since the Aygo first arrived in the market in 2005, not only has it been Toyota’s most accessible car in Europe, but it also delighted customers with its youthful and fun character. In order to make the all-new Aygo X the best product offering in the segment, Toyota undertook thorough research into urban driving requirements across the continent by listening to customers’ desire for a stylish, compact, and confident car.
The result is the newest compact car in Toyota’s line-up, built on the successful GA-B platform of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), first introduced with the new Yaris—the current Car of the Year 2021—and more recently with the Yaris Cross Hybrid SUV.
Specially designed for the ‘first-car’ audience segment, whether in the city or on open roads the A-segment car stands out by being compact and agile in order to communicate confidence to the driver. Hoping to revolutionise this segment, Toyota has created a vehicle that not only showcases style but also integrates the best technological advances in a compact package that’s economical to run.
With a one-litre petrol engine, the all-new Aygo X delivers all of this and more, to be everything Irish customers desire from an A-segment car.
Irish customers who are keen to get in early on the Aygo X can register interest today at https://www.toyota.ie/world-of-toyota/AygoX
Michael Gaynor, Marketing Director for Toyota Ireland commented: “We are delighted to reveal the brand new Aygo X to Irish customers today. With its cool looks and ‘style icon’ credentials, we believe it will be of huge appeal to first-time car buyers, offering a unique SUV styling.
“The Aygo has always been a firm favourite in Ireland with its attention-grabbing and compact design. The Aygo X which replaces the outgoing Aygo takes this one step further, combining new levels of style, agility and head-turning, youthful looks. We look forward to seeing the new model nipping around the Irish city streets and country roads when it arrives in Spring 2022. In the meantime, we have opened up a register your interest page on toyota.ie to ensure the early adopters are not disappointed for H1 delivery”.
TOUCH OF SPICE
Starting with the Aygo X prologue concept car which was developed at Toyota European Design and Development (ED2) in Nice, France, Toyota’s designers wanted to bring a sense of daring and spice to compact car buyers in Europe.
Since the Aygo first arrived in the market in 2005, not only has it been Toyota’s most accessible car in Europe, but it also delighted customers with its youthful and fun character. These qualities have attracted many new style-conscious European buyers to Toyota.
More than ever, new Toyota customers are demanding flair, distinctiveness, and the chance to make a personal statement. By building on the A-segment’s leading style icon, ED² set out to design a concept car specifically for them.
Following the successful reveal and positive reception of the eye-catching “Sparkling Chilli Red” Aygo X prologue, the Aygo X project was transferred to Styling at Toyota Motor Europe in Belgium, where the design teams worked closely with product planning and R&D to turn the new A-segment car from concept to reality.
A bold bi-tone execution of the Aygo X, coupled with the new spice colour concept creates a unique graphic profile that grabs the attention by emphasising the new model’s readiness to leap forward into action.
The new wedged roofline also increases the dynamic feeling for a sportier image. In the front, high-tech lamps hug the upper hood to form a wing-like shape, while lower to the ground, the large grille, fog lamps and skid plate all build on the double trapezoid theme that is part of Aygo’s identity, giving it a “ready to go, anywhere” attitude.
The new colour concept is inspired by various spices to develop a unique range of colours for the Aygo X, each capturing the flavours and personalities of the car.
Cardamom conjures an impression of style and elegance, delivering a refined and understated aesthetics with the green’s low saturation effect.
Chilli is a fiery and premium colour that catches the eye of passers-by with a warm and deep colour reflection thanks to the inclusion of a fine sprinkling of blue metallic flakes in the red paint.
Ginger is a sophisticated and enduring beige which hints at a spirit of adventure and warm complexity in its hue.
Juniper is youthful with a touch of masculinity and is a blue created specifically for the model to give it an icy coolness while adding subtle reddish undertones.
Each of these powerful spice colours starkly contrast with the bi-tone black of the roof and rear that makes the Aygo X instantly stand out and be recognised.
This spice theme is not just skin deep. Interior highlights match the exterior spice colours to give a distinctive design to the cockpit, including the dashboard and centre consoles. Closer inspection of the seats will show the “X” symbol discreetly stitched right into the fabric. The Aygo X model name is also subtly echoed in the keen look headlamps to provide a strong and coherent identity.
A spicier Limited edition Aygo X in Cardamom will be available for the first six months of sales, featuring additional matte Mandarina accents in orange throughout the car with accent stripes on the exterior and on the bespoke 18” matte black alloy wheels. The Mandarina theme is also carried through the interior panels and seat fabric design.
COMPACT AND AGILE
In adapting the proven and successful GA-B platform for the Aygo X, the new and unique A-segment contender delivers a unique crossover product, featuring a modified and downsized rear chassis section with reduced front and rear overhangs.
At 3,700mm in length, the new Aygo X is 235mm longer than its predecessor, although the wheelbase is increased by just 90mm. The front overhang is 72mm less than Yaris, while maximum wheel size is increased to 18”.
Designed for the narrowest city streets, the Aygo X also has an exceptionally small turning circle of just 4.7m, one of the tightest in the segment.
Total body width is increased by 125mm to 1,740mm compared to the Aygo. As a result, the front seats are moved 20mm further apart, increasing shoulder space by 45mm. Luggage space is also segment-leading with 125mm more luggage length and smart space design behind the rear seats, increasing cargo capacity by more than 60-litres to 231-litres compared to the previous generation.
Furthermore, the Pagoda roof design maintains compact overall dimensions, while providing comfortable, spacious cabin for driver and passengers. Vehicle height has been increased by 50mm to 1,510mm.
At the wheel, the steering system has been tuned for urban and suburban driving in Europe, with the new S-CVT transmission delivering best-in-class initial response, intuitive gearing and linearity while keeping a strong power-fuel consumption balance.
As a compact high-riding crossover, ground clearance has been increased by 11mm from the previous generation, the Aygo X gives the driver more presence and assurance on the road.
The seating position has been raised by 55mm allowing easy eye contact with other road users, particularly cyclists and pedestrians. Furthermore, the A-pillar angle has been increased by 10% to 24º for improved visibility.
Larger wheels and tyres also work with the proven TNGA suspension which, together with improved roll stiffness and lower roll angles, provide exceptional ride comfort and control.
In addition to the bold design and spice colour concept, the Aygo X also gives a feeling of robust, go-anywhere attitude with its 40% tyre-to-body ratio as befits a crossover model.
Interior noise levels have been reduced through extensive use and optimisation of sound insulating materials to create a quieter cabin where the Articulation Index has improved by 6%, amongst the top performers in the segment.
The Aygo X takes a big step forward in terms of safety, introducing Toyota Safety Sense as standard in all markets for the first time on a compact A-segment model.
The latest Toyota Safety Sense employs a combination of monocular camera sensor and millimetre-wave radar, Pre-Collision System (PCS) with vehicle detection is now operates at higher speeds. Debuting on the Aygo X are day and night Pedestrian Detection, daytime Cyclist Detection, Collision Mitigation Support, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist and Emergency Steering Assist.
The Aygo X features additional passive safety features, such as structural reinforcements for impact absorption to ensure all-round safety.
The Aygo X has been designed to maximise economic performance from the ground up.
For example, the Aygo X has the lowest body-in-white weight of any A- or B-segment car, which helps to deliver excellent fuel economy.
Front bumper and wheel arch mouldings also serve to improve fuel economy by guiding airflow slightly out from the tyres, thereby reducing turbulence around the front and sides of the car. The rear wheel arch mouldings also guide the passing airflow away from the tyres, and direct it to a convergence point at the rear of the car.
The Aygo X is powered by the multiple-award winning 1-litre, 3-cylinder 1KR-FE engine that has been improved to meet European regulations while offering high levels of reliability and performance, with a targeted fuel consumption of only 4.7l/100km and 107 g/km of CO2.
Designed and produced in Europe for European customers, the all-new Aygo X will be setting the style in European cities in 2022.