The All-new Toyota Aygo X – a New Generation of Accessible Style and Fun
The all-new Toyota Aygo X is a crossover unique in the A-segment, designed and produced in Europe to meet the demands of European urban and suburban life.
To make Aygo X the best proposition in its class, Toyota undertook thorough research into urban driving requirements across the continent, listening to customers’ desires for a stylish, compact, and confident car.
The result is the latest compact model to join Toyota’s line-up, built on the successful Toyota Global New Architecture (TNGA) GA-B platform, first introduced with the new Yaris – the current European Car of the Year 2021 – and more recently with Yaris Cross.
Whether in the city or on open roads, a truly great A-segment car must stand out by being compact and agile, inspiring driver confidence. It also needs to generate a sense of emotion, while integrating the best technological advances and being economical to run.
The all-new Aygo X delivers all of this and more, to be everything European customers look for in an A-segment car.
Details of the UK model range and specifications will be announced in due course.
Touch of Spice
Starting with the Aygo X prologue concept car, which was developed at Toyota’s European Design and Development centre (ED2) in the South of France, Toyota’s designers wanted to bring a sense of daring and spice to Europe’s compact car market.
Since it was first launched in 2005, Aygo has been Toyota’s most accessible car in Europe and has delighted customers with its youthful and fun character. These qualities have attracted many new style-conscious European buyers to the Toyota brand.
More than ever, Toyota customers are looking for 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.
“Everybody deserves a cool car. When I look at the Aygo X prologue, I’m really proud to say that ED² Team created exactly that. I’m excited to see it revolutionising the segment.”
Ian Cartabiano, Design Director, Toyota European Design and Development
Following the successful reveal and positive reception of the eye-catching “Sparkling Chilli Red” Aygo X prologue, the Aygo X project was transferred to the styling section 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, coupled with a new spice colour concept, creates a profile that grabs the attention, emphasising the car’s readiness to leap forward into action.
The new wedged roofline also increases the dynamic feeling and sportier image. In the front, high-tech lamps hug the upper bonnet to form a wing-like shape, while, set 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 different spices, producing a unique range of colours that capture the car’s flavours and personalities.
Cardamom conjures an impression of style and elegance, delivering a refined and understated aesthetic with a green low saturation effect.
Chilli is a fiery premium colour that catches the eye 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 shade that hints at a spirit of adventure and warm complexity in its neutral hue.
Juniper is youthful with a touch of masculinity; a blue created specifically for the model to give it an icy coolness with subtle reddish undertones.
Each of these powerful spice colours contrasts with the bi-tone black of the roof and rear that makes Aygo X instantly recognisable.
This spice theme is not just skin deep. Interior highlights match the exterior spice colours to give the cockpit a distinctive look, including the dashboard and centre consoles. Close inspection of the seats reveals the “X” symbol discreetly stitched into the fabric. The Aygo X model name is also subtly echoed in the keen-look headlamps, adding to the car’s strong and coherent identity.
“The bi-tone of the Aygo X immediately grabs people’s attention. It’s clearly not just a detail. It’s an integral part of the design.”
A spicier Limited Edition Aygo X in Cardamom will be available for the first six months of sales, featuring additional matt orange Mandarina accents throughout the car, including decal stripes on the exterior and detailing on the bespoke 18-inch matt black alloy wheels. The Mandarina theme is also carried through to the interior panels and seat fabric design.
Compact and agile
In adapting the proven and successful GA-B platform for Aygo X, Toyota has produced a unique crossover with a modified and downsized rear chassis section and shorter front and rear overhangs.
At 3,700mm long, Aygo X is 235mm longer than its predecessor, although the wheelbase has been increased by just 90mm. The front overhang is 72mm shorter than the Yaris hatchback, while the maximum wheel size is larger, at 18 inches.
Designed for the narrowest city streets, Aygo X has an exceptionally small turning radius of just 4.7m, one of the tightest in the segment.
Total body width has increased by 125mm to 1,740mm. As a result, the front seats are set 20mm further apart, increasing shoulder space by 45mm. Luggage space is also segment-leading with 125mm more load space length and a smart space design behind the rear seats, increasing cargo capacity by more than 60 litres to 231 litres.
Furthermore, the pagoda roof design maintains compact overall dimensions, while providing a comfortable, spacious cabin. Vehicle height has been increased by 50mm to 1,525mm.
The steering system has been tuned for urban and suburban driving in Europe, with a new S-CVT transmission delivering the best-in-class initial response, intuitive gearing, and linearity while keeping a strong power-fuel consumption balance.
Aygo X is a car that knows how to express itself, even when it’s standing still.
In addition to the bold design and spice colour concept, it gives a feeling of robust, go-anywhere attitude with its 40 percent tyre-to-body ratio, befitting a crossover model.
Interior noise levels have been reduced through extensive use of optimised sound-insulating materials to create a quieter cabin. The Articulation Index has improved by 6 percent to be among the top performers in the segment.
Toyota and JBL collaborated to deliver a premium audio system featuring a sound profile tailored to the car’s characteristics. The audio system consists of a four-speaker set-up coupled with a 300W amplifier and a large 200mm subwoofer located in the boot to deliver powerful bass, dynamic speaker response and clear and wide sound stage.
The sky’s the limit in Aygo X with an optional retractable canvas top, a first for an A-segment crossover. This is designed to maximise the driving experience, with an opening enlarged by 40mm with a 20 percent increase in the viewing angle.
Using high-quality materials normally found on premium models, the canvas top offers improved water and dust protection. A new wind deflector structure also improves durability and robustness.
Aygo X is a compact car equipped with some of the latest big features.
Customers will be able to stay connected with their Aygo X via Toyota Smart Connect and MyT smartphone app.
Toyota Smart Connect’s core features are a nine-inch high-definition touchscreen display, ambient lighting, and wireless charging, offering a seamless user experience with the accompanying MyT smartphone app. With the MyT app, customers can keep track of various vehicle data and information, such as driving analytics, fuel levels, warning alerts, and a vehicle tracker.
In higher-grade models, Toyota’s latest multimedia system offers cloud-based navigation to provide live route information via always-connected services. New software updates and connected services will subsequently be automatically added via over-the-air updates. Toyota Smart Connect also provides wired and wireless smartphone connectivity via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Full LED lighting technology is being introduced in Toyota’s latest A-segment model, making it accessible to more customers. The daytime running lights and turning lights consist of two light pipes surrounded by subtle glowing illumination, creating a signature profile in all lighting conditions.
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 a monocular camera sensor and millimetre-wave radar. The Pre-Collision System (PCS) with vehicle detection now operates at higher speeds while the PCS’s day and night Pedestrian Detection, daytime Cyclist Detection, Collision Mitigation Support functions, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist and Emergency Steering Assist all make their Aygo debut.
Aygo X has additional passive safety features, including structural reinforcements for impact absorption.
Aygo X has been designed to maximise economical performance from the ground up.
For example, it has the lowest body-in-white weight of any A or B-segment car. Front bumper and wheel arch mouldings serve to improve fuel economy by guiding airflow slightly out from the tyres, reducing turbulence around the front and sides of the car. The rear wheel arch mouldings also guide the airflow, directing it to a convergence point at the rear of the car.
Aygo X is powered by Toyota’s multi-award-winning one-litre, three-cylinder engine. This has been improved to meet the latest European standards while offering high levels of reliability and performance, with targeted fuel consumption of 60mpg with 109g/km of CO2 (with manual transmission).
Designed and produced in Europe for European customers, the all-new Aygo X will be setting the style in European cities in 2022.