Toyota has revealed its 2012 facelifted Toyota Aygo city car, which will be at the Brussels show

Toyota has revealed its 2012 facelifted Toyota Aygo city car, which will be on show at the Brussels motor show next week. Akin to the revised Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107 revealed today, the Aygo’s three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine has been reworked to emit 99g/km of CO2, making it road tax free and London Congestion Charge exempt. Similarly, fuel economy is raised to 65.7mpg.

Toyota has refreshed the front-end of the 2012 Aygo with a new bonnet design, a wider and more aerodynamic front bumper with integrated foglights and a large trapezoidal air intake. Optional LED daytime running lights sit in the lower edge of the grille.

Because of the styling revisions, the 2012 Aygo has grown in length by 15mm to 3430mm, compared with its predecessor.

Included as standard across the model range are tinted rear windows, new 14-inch hubcaps and the choice of seven exterior colours, including metallic orange.

Inside, the Toyota Aygo gets a more colour coordinated dash design thanks to a new dark grey finish for the upper and lower dashboard sections. The Aygo’s steering wheel is leather trimmed and the instrument surrounds are finished in grey, orange or black.

NVH levels have also improved thanks to the addition of extra insulation under the bonnet and revised damping rates for the suspension.

The facelifted Toyota Aygo goes on sale in the UK in March, however prices have not yet been announced.

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5 January 2012

It would appear the Aygo has gone from the best looking of the C1/107/Aygo trio to the worst, with the Peugeot now looking the most attractive.

Well done to Autocar for managing to drag what is effectively one story in to three!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

5 January 2012

Not too keen on the Yaris-style front end, but the car itself should remain a fantastic little runabout.

5 January 2012

Is it just me who has an image of a Perodua Myvi from the look of the new front end?

5 January 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

It would appear the Aygo has gone from the best looking of the C1/107/Aygo trio to the worst, with the Peugeot now looking the most attractive.

Well done to Autocar for managing to drag what is effectively one story in to three!

[/quote] Agreed

5 January 2012

Drumming my fingers here waiting for Ritsaart to tell us how much better the VAG Up will be! ;)

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5 January 2012

[quote BriMarsh]Drumming my fingers here waiting for Ritsaart to tell us how much better the VAG Up will be! ;)[/quote]

And yet I'd take an Aygo over an up! any day.

5 January 2012

Agreed the front is too anonymous but prefer the rear end to the French duo.

One thing though - the restyle has added 15mm to the length. I know its not much, but city cars relish small dimensions. If it were for extra safety features I would applaud it, but to add length just for styling is a backwards step.


5 January 2012

Another car made to look ridiculous by the addition of privacy glass. Shame.

5 January 2012

[quote TegTypeR]It would appear the Aygo has gone from the best looking of the C1/107/Aygo trio to the worst, with the Peugeot now looking the most attractive.[/quote] Agreed. I own a first-gen Aygo, and it had, even up until the previous facelift, remained the best-looking of the three. This revised version looks cumbersome at the front end, completely at odds with the rest of the curvy exterior. The 107 is indeed now the best-looking of the bunch, closely followed by the C1.

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6 January 2012

What I don't understand is given the prowess of toyota's hybrid capabilities, why hasn't the Aygo not been turned into an EV?

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