Toyota Aygo has launched a special edition X-clusiv in the year 2015. Not just changing the look of the exterior and interior, Toyota also applying advanced technologies that are not on the regular models. Toyota Aygo X-clusiv have electro gray body color combined with silver sparkle on the roof of the front and rear bumpers. To better perform perfectly sized 15-inch rims are also given a touch of sparkle silver color. Meanwhile, the rear windows of cars offered in dark shades.
Interior Aygo special edition still maintains a standard condition of the car, just to make it look different, Toyota applying electro gray color that surrounds the ventilation holes, the center console and the gear lever. While the sparkle silver is used to coat the instrument cluster and door walls.
The special edition also comes with advanced tools such as packet 'Toyota Safety Sense'. It is an active safety system features, including collision system (PCS) function detects another vehicle in front of the car while speeding 10 to 80 kilometers per hour and the car will automatically slow down or stop to avoid a collision. In addition, there is also a lane departure alert system (LDA), which will monitor road markings and commemorate the driver if the run is not on track. Toyota Aygo has the support of VVT-i petrol engine of 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine and is mated to a manual transmission or x-shift' automated manual transmission (AMT).
The original Aygo was a big hit for Toyota, with its compact dimensions, minuscule running costs and cheeky looks earning it strong sales across the UK. So the Japanese brand hasn’t messed too much with that winning formula, instead investing in striking looks and new tech.
As with the first Aygo, Toyota's second generation city car is a joint development project with Peugeot and Citroen, with the 108 and C1 sharing the same lightweight platform and mechanicals. The Aygo is only available with one three-cylinder petrol engine, however, where the others get two.
The big draw compared to rivals like the VW up!, Hyundai i10 is the funky design inside and out, and level of personalisation available on the Aygo. The Japanese hatch is emblazoned with a distinctive ‘X’ running from the A-pillars to the front grille – just one of a number of parts that can be swapped around in a variety of colours. It can even be had with an 'x-wave' retractable cloth roof for £850.
Interior space is marginally improved, and a new x-touch smartphone-optimised infotainment system brings it bang up to date. Buyers can change the colour of the ‘X’, wheels and rear bumper, as well as a selection of snap-in interior parts. It’s a tactic designed to attract young fashionable customers to the brand, and proves Toyota is trying to put an era of bland designs behind it.
Engines, performance and drive. Owners of the previous-generation Aygo will feel at home behind the wheel of the new model. For starters, the 68bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine is carried over from the old car and has the same thrummy soundtrack and eager nature. It’s an enthusiastic performer that’s happy to rev, filling the cabin with a characterful three-cylinder noise. Some may find it intrusive, some may like the rorty tone.
You can hear it so clearly because Toyota has done a better job at improving wind and road noise. It's better at motorway speeds, but still falls some way behind cars such as the Hyundai i10 and VW Up! for long-distance refinement and comfort. The Aygo x-wave loses out a little bit in terms of wind noise thanks to the cloth roof, but it's better than you'd expect.
Especially long first and second gear ratios mean you’ll need to rev it hard to produce power but there’s plenty of performance for nipping around town. That said, a revision in ratios means the engine does feel less strained at a sustained fast cruise, compared to its predecessor.
The x-shift automated manual has slight shorter gear ratios, so picks up quicker – it blips the throttle on downshifts, too. Steering that’s 14 per cent sharper makes the Aygo ideal for darting around town, although at higher speeds there’s significant body roll. The pay off for that is a supple ride over bumpy roads.
The steering is light and accurate, the Aygo turns into corners keenly and there’s decent grip. Body movement is better controlled in some rivals, but it fared well during our braking tests. Letting the side down is the notchy and reluctant gearbox shift action, which oddly isn't as pleasant as the previous-gen Aygo's.