Seven trim levels are offered: x, x-play, x-press, x-style, x-cite, x-clusiv and x-claim. Entry-level models get 14in steel wheels, LED day-running lights, front electric windows and USB connectivity as standard, while upgrading to x-play fits 15in steels, heated door mirrors, air conditioning, DAB radio and Bluetooth to the package.
Mid-range x-press trimmed cars are adorned with 15in alloy wheels, climate control, front foglights, and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system complete with a reversing camera, while x-style adds a sporty looking bodykit to the Aygo.
The range-topping trims start with the x-cite, which comes with a red paint job, a black roof and alloys, and tinted rear windows, while those pining for an x-clusiv Aygo will find automatic projector headlights, climate control and keyless entry and go. Completing the Aygo line-up is the limited edition x-claim model which adds plenty of fresh air through its retractable burgundy-coloured roof.
The latest Aygo must be measured in this department against some high standards that never troubled the previous version.
To really stand out, it needs to be as cleverly packaged as an i10, as classy as an Up and as charming as a Fiat Panda. It’s not quite any of the above, but it certainly does enough on all three fronts to be considered a credible alternative.
We’re unconvinced that passengers in the back seats get the benefit, as headroom and legroom are tight for full-sized adults, even by city car standards.
But you do get a greater impression of space up front. The lowered driver’s seat creates useful headroom and shoulder space, and the more steeply raked steering column makes the driving position feel less upright.
Boot space is generous, although annoyances here include a cheap cloth parcel shelf that’s fiddly to fit and a large load lip that makes lifting heavier stuff in and out a bit trying.
The Aygo’s fascia looks and feels much less cheap than its predecessor’s and now measures up on material quality to most of its competition. The moulded plastics are hard but not rough, they look pleasant enough and they feel flimsy only if you go looking at low levels for a wobbly fitting.