Toyota Aygo X-Play Black
Toyota AYGO PLAYS THE WILD CARD WITH A RED-HOT NEW CONTENDER AND A FRESH FACE
Hot off the press: Regroomed, the popular Toyota Aygo supermini boasts improved looks and kit as well as a new line-up for 2012. Having broken cover at the Brussels motor show at the beginning of the year, the new range is now available in South Africa.
As well as adopting the new smiling face of Toyota’s latest generation of small cars, Toyota Aygo has a new flagship model – the special edition Inferno now leads the revitalised line-up.
Wild on design
Aygo has a striking front-end treatment that follows Toyota’s new design language, echoing some of the features that characterise new Yaris. There is a greater emphasis on the lower section of the car, to express a more planted, purposeful stance, evident in the wider front bumper, and a large trapezoidal air intake.
The upper front grille has been rendered more slender and now has the characteristic Toyota ‘smile’. Completing the makeover is a new bonnet design which adds to Toyota Aygo’s overall road presence. The re-style has added increased Aygo’s length by 15mm; other dimensions – including the car’s tight 4.73m turning circle – remain unchanged, making Aygo as well-suited to zipping around town as ever.
Worthy of mention is the fact that the design changes are not just about looking good: the new bumper is more aerodynamically efficient while the larger intake improves engine cooling performance.
Just in case you’re wondering why this release is peppered with references to “fresh”, “wild” and “hot”, the explanation is simple. It refers to the three model grades available on the Aygo, with the Inferno Special Edition being the hot new leader of the pack.
Sure to set the motoring world on fire, the focus for this five-door model is on the sporty details:
- Exclusive burnt orange metallic paintwork with matching side protection mouldings and interior trim
- Alcantara seats
- Front fog lamps
- Leather steering and gearshift knob
The other four models in the Toyota Aygo range are available in three- and five-door variants and as before, are badged Fresh and Wild, denoting entry-level and mid-spec trim grades (see price list below for specific model breakdown). The good news is that all models now come with a radio/CD player as standard, while all but the entry-level model are now also equipped with a tachometer.