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Toyota Aygo X 2022: quirky urban crossover revealed in production form


The third generation Aygo is no longer a concept, with Toyota announcing the small crossover will be entering production in 2022

When Toyota unveiled the Aygo X concept earlier in the year, the brand set out to make a small city car that could stand out from the pack.

Now Toyota has confirmed that the Aygo X will be manufactured in full production form for global markets – however it is unconfirmed for Australia. 

Based on the GA-B platform that underpins the current Yaris hatchback and Yaris Cross small SUV in Australia, the Aygo X is described as an ‘urban crossover’ or small SUV despite its tiny proportions. 

Aygo X rear
You can definitely see Yaris inspiration in the design of the Aygo X.

The switch is likely due to the declining sales of the affordable small car segment, with buyer interests shifting towards high-riding SUVs.

Powering the Aygo X is an economical 1.0-litre, three-cylinder 1KR-FE engine which has a claimed fuel consumption of just 4.7L/100km. 

Toyota is yet to reveal power outputs for this unit but it will likely be enough for inner city commuting rather than outright performance. The Japanese and European market Yaris has the same 1.0-litre engine and produces 50kW of power and 95Nm of torque

A CVT automatic transmission is the sole option available with power sent to the front wheels exclusively.. 

Aygo X roof shot
Owners will be able to option a retractable canvas roof for open top thrills.

The Aygo X measures in at 3700mm long, 1740mm wide and 1510mm high, which is shorter but wider than the current Yaris. The car has a small turning circle of just 4.7 metres, making it highly maneuverable in tight city streets. 

The Aygo X is just 5mm taller than the Yaris, which makes Toyota’s small SUV title seem a little off. Is this really a high riding crossover? 

Toyota has worked to improve interior noise levels with an extensive use of sound insulation. 

JBL has partnered with Toyota to develop a sound system for the Aygo X that consists of four speakers paired with a 300W amplifier and 200mm rear subwoofer. 

An retractable canvas roof is an optional extra, which reminds us of the Fiat 500 C. 

Aygo X interior shot
Despite its small size, the Aygo X has a tonne of features.

Elsewhere in the interior, the level of technology has notably improved with a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen display, ambient lighting, wireless charging and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

Toyota Safety Sense also features in the Aygo X, and includes AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, along with adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and emergency steering assist. 

Designed in Europe for Europe, the Aygo X is unlikely to come to Australia but will go on sale overseas in 2022.

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