Making its way towards us for a July 1st launch date is the new Toyota Aygo, as customised as it can be with up to 10 interchangeable exterior and cabin features and three different grades here in the UK - x, x-play and x-pression, along with x-cite and x-clusiv special edition models.
The Toyota Aygo has always been a car for the customer who wants to make a car his (or her) very own when it comes to being distinctive, and the new Aygo from Toyota takes that to the nth degree with a wealth of features inside and out that can be specified in different colours and finishes.
Toyota have even made sure that the whole shebang looks new and ‘hip’ with a new X-shape front end element, and from then on it is up to you. The only difficult decisions that will have to be made will come when deciding exactly which of the interchangeable elements you will want to accept when it comes to your own car to give it your own style.
But the fact that you can customise the new Aygo in so many ways is just one of the attractions to this city car with many specifications that you would expect to find only in bigger cars now here in the Aygo; like the new x-touch multimedia system with MirrorLink function for smart connection of mobile phones, a rear-view camera (a first in class this one!), Smart Entry and push button start.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE?
As we have stated above, Toyota’s new Aygo will be launched in the UK on July 1st in three and five-door bodystyles and three grades (x, x-play and x-pression) with two special editions (x-cite and x-clusiv) in a range of 5 standard colours (White Flash, Silver Splash, Electro Grey, Deep Blue Buzz and Red Pop) with the x-cite only available in Orange Twist and the x-clusiv in Bold Black.
And then the specification fun starts.
The standard Aygo x starts off with 14” wheels, projector headlights with an LED tracer light, LED daytime running lights, 2 speaker audio with Aux and USB connections, Power front windows, wireless door locks, Isofix child seat anchors, ABS and Vehicle Stability ControlHill-start Assist Control, Driver, front passenger and curtain airbags, seat belt warning system and a tyre pressure monitor.
Adding or updating some of these in the Aygo x-play we find 15” wheels, a piano black front x-finish, Body colour matched door handles and mirrors, Leather steering wheel and gear shift trim, 4-speaker audio with Bluetooth, Audio and phone control switches on steering wheel, a tachometer, Air conditioning with clean air filter, Driver’s seat height adjustment and 50:50 seat split folding rear seat capability.
And then top-of-the-shop in the ‘non-special’ Aygo models is the Aygo x-pression which adds and updates 15” silver alloy wheels, a Piano Black rear bumper insert and Piano Black x-tension on the A-pillars, Front Fog Lights, Part-leather sports-style seats, a chrome finish on the internal door handles, Body colour-matched instrument panel, Glossy black centre console, gear shift and air vent surrounds, x-touch* multimedia system with MirrorLink with DAB and a rear-view camera.
When it comes to the two special edition models, the features when it comes to styling and equipment make sure that the word ‘special’ is not an understatement.
The Aygo x-cite, coloured in an exclusive Orange Twist exterior paint finish, has 15-inch gloss black alloys with an orange centre cap to attract the attention of any glancers or starers, Gloss black door handles and mirrors, a Piano black rear bumper insert and Piano black x-tension on the A-pillars, Front Fog Lights, a chrome finish on the internal door handles, a Gloss Black instrument panel and centre console with Orange Twist air vent surrounds, x-touch* multimedia system with MirrorLink and DAB and a rear-view camera.
And the Bold Black painted Aygo x-clusiv sports 15-inch machined finish alloys with large black centre cap and chrome surround, Super Chrome rear bumper insert, front x and A-pillar x-tension, Front Fog Lights, a chrome finish on the internal door handles, a Piano Black instrument panel and centre console, x-touch* multimedia system with MirrorLink and DAB, a rear-view camera and dusk-seeking headlights.
It should be noted that packs are available to upgrade and improve on these standard features in the arena of both equipment and luxury, along with customisation packs that are key to the whole character and ethos of the new Toyota Aygo.
*x-touch: a “user-friendly combination of the latest on-board multimedia technology and smartphone connectivity” that makes use of a 7” full colour touchscreen integrated into the instrument panel with a simple five-icon menu that makes it easy to navigate through such items as the Audio Source menu with AM/FM/DAB radio, Bluetooth music streaming, Aux and USB connection and the new MirrorLink that replicates a compatible smartphone screen when connected and activated.
Full details of Nationwide Vehicle Contracts Toyota Aygo availability will be available here very soon.
A late starter on the road (passing his test at the age of 31) Kevin drives. He gets into the car, starts it, and drives. No matter what car, it is being on the road that matters, and enjoying the feeling of being there. A passionate writer about many subjects, and author of an as-yet unpublished book based on his misspent youth in a pop band in the 80's, he works as a freelance copywriter in the North-West of England.
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