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Toyota Aygo is a class A urban car positioned as a fashionable vehicle for young people. Produced by the Japanese automaker since 2005 in the Czech town of Kolin. Since its launch, the model has become one of the most popular Toyota compact vans in the European market.
12.07.2001 Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroën made a strategic decision to create a single A-class city car platform to reduce development costs. This project was called B-Zero. On its basis, the French introduced the Peugeot 107 and Citroën C1, and the Japanese introduced the Toyota Aygo. The main differences between the models are in the design of the body, interior and installed additional equipment.
First Generation AB-10
Sales of the Aygo began in July 2005. Initially, the car was available as a three- and five-door hatchback with a catchy rear design. Buyers had a choice between two types of engines: a three-cylinder 1-liter petrol68 l. With. (51 kW) and a 1.4-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 54 liters. With. (40 kW).
The new Toyota Aygo received good reviews from experts and positive feedback from customers. First of all, the car stood out for its modern look, good equipment and enviable efficiency (especially the diesel version). The model has been featured on top-rated TV shows like Top Gear and Fifth Gear.
However, in 2010 some of the cars were recalled for repairs in connection with cases of slipping of the accelerator pedal. Moreover, the problem was typical for the entire B-Zero line with automatic transmission, which also includes Peugeot 107 and Citroën C1.
In 2009, the model has undergone the first restyling. When looking at the photo of Toyota Aygo, it becomes obvious that the changes affected the front bumper and the most characteristic body part - expressive rear lights. The dimensions of the car remained the same.
Three years later, designers improved the appearance of the Toyota Aygo by giving the front bumper a wider and more angular “grin” of the grille. Also, the baby got daytime running lights.
According to the German Automobile Club, the Toyota Aygo is at the top of the class of compact vans sold in Europe in terms of reliability. The model complies with EU environmental standards: emissions of CO2 are 106 g/km and 109 g/km for gasoline and diesel engines.
According to Euro test resultsNCAP, the car received 3 stars. At the same time, the safety of adult passengers and children is rated at 4 stars. The overall downgrade was due to the danger to pedestrians (2 stars).
In 2008, Toyota created a versatile concept car called the Aygo Crazy. It was presented to the general public at the British International Motor Show in London in July 2008. The car has a 1.8-liter VVTi engine from Toyota MR2 and Celica mated to a five-speed MR2 series transmission and equipped with a Motorsport turbocharger converter. The power plant produces 197 liters. With. (147 kW) at 6700 rpm and 240 Nm of torque at 3400 rpm.
The specifications of the Toyota Aygo Crazy are outstanding for this class. With a weight of only 1050 kg, the car is a real sprinter: from zero to 100 kilometers per hour it accelerates in 5.75 seconds. The maximum speed exceeds 200 km/h.
The sporty version features wider fender flares, 17-inch alloy wheels and Goodyear tires. The rear spoiler is made of carbon fiber. The interior is reinforced with an additional frame. Two custom-designed sports seats finished in red and black and a Sparco suede-wrapped steering wheel complete the premium look. Aygo Crazy starts at £100,000
Second Generation AB-40
Toyota showed the new Aygo in Geneva in March 2014. The design of the compact van has changed significantly. Hebecame more youthful in high-tech style. As the developers explained, they drew their ideas from Japanese street culture, and the design of the robot from the cult manga Astro Boy was taken as the basis. The main feature is the X-shaped “cutout” that runs through the entire hood, which differs in color from the color scheme of the body. At the same time, the dimensions remained compact: the width is 1.61 m, the length is 3.4 m, the height is 1.46 m. The weight does not exceed a ton (890 kg).
The model is offered in several modifications:
- Aygo X - base model with power front windows, wing mirrors and daytime running lights.
- Aygo X-play - In addition to the X version, manual adjustment of AC, Bluetooth and steering wheel control is provided.
- Aygo X-pression - In addition to the X-play, it has 15-inch silver alloy wheels, leather seats, a seven-inch X-touch multimedia system, DAB+ radio, front fog lights and a rearview camera.
- Aygo X-cite - Equipped with 15" black high-gloss alloy wheels and X-nav option in addition to X-pression.
- Aygo X-clusiv - In addition to the X-pression, AC climate control, X-nav system and intelligent engine start are installed.
- Aygo X-pure is a special edition X-pression available in pure white exterior with silver X trim, original rear bumper, specially treated alloys and rear privacy glass.
AB-40 also includes many safety features such as vehicle stability control (VSC), anti-lockBrake System (ABS), Launch Assist Control (HAC) and Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with six airbags.
In March 2018 in Geneva, the Japanese concern presented an updated version of the second generation Aygo. A distinctive external feature is a more expressive front end with embossed stampings on the hood and a new bumper. The back is still characterized by a large glass area.
The salon has also undergone some changes. First of all, the steering wheel has become wider and more comfortable. The height of the chairs has decreased by 1 cm. The multimedia system has been significantly improved.
Toyota Aygo reviews
The fact that the expressive compact van found a response in the hearts of Europeans is evidenced by the good sales of the model. With production plans - 100,000 units annually, sales are almost 90,000 copies. High demand is due to modern appearance, comfortable interior, dimensions ideal for the city and high efficiency. At the same time, the Japanese were able to fit in a small volume almost all the key safety elements for the driver and passengers.
The owners note the high maneuverability of the "baby" with sufficient engine power. The driving process itself is a special pleasure thanks to well-thought-out ergonomics, excellent visibility (including to the rear), optimally tuned suspension and additional options.
Among the non-critical disadvantages, motorists note a small number of compartments for small items, the absence of armrests, a small trunk volume(which is natural for this class), a "fragile" rear tailgate, mostly consisting of tempered glass.
In general, the car makes a good impression. Although it is positioned as the first vehicle for young people, experienced drivers are also happy to purchase the model. It is not uncommon for the Aygo to act as a second vehicle in a family.
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