Fresh looks and more fun for the 2018 Toyota Aygo
Toyota’s super-successful Aygo city car has a sharp new look for 2018 – part of a package of improvements that have also spiced up the car’s fun-to-drive qualities and made its popular 1.0-litre engine even more efficient.
2018 Aygo: UK model range, key features and prices
New Aygo’s grade structure has been developed to appeal to an even wider audience, with a special focus on the high end of the segment. Each grade has its own design elements, easily recognisable by different front bumper executions, dedicated alloy wheels and interior finishes.
From the entry grade x, to the mid-grade x-play and high-grade x-clusiv, each Aygo version has been tailored to appeal to the tastes and needs of different target customers. All are offered in five-door format, with only the x version additionally available as a three-door.
x-play is at the heart of the Aygo line-up. Its extensive standard equipment includes air-conditioning, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, height adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable speed limiter, LED rear lights and the x-touch multimedia system with DAB and Bluetooth. Options include satellite navigation and Toyota Safety Sense.
The new Aygo x-plore extends the specification with 15-inch machined alloy wheels, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, reversing camera and satellite navigation. It can also be specified with a power-retracting canvas Funroof and Toyota Safety Sense.
The x-cite version (above) stands out from the rest of the range with its Magenta Fizz bi-tone paint finish and matching interior with Manhattan seat fabric and magenta stitching, body-coloured inserts for the air vents and gear-knob, and piano black instrument panel and gear lever surround. It is fitted with 15-inch black alloys, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights and rear privacy glass. The x-touch multimedia system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, comes as standard, while Toyota Safety Sense is available as an option.
The x-clusiv (above) builds on the x-play standard specification with a distinctive bi-tone paint scheme in a choice of three colours – black with a silver roof, blue with a black roof, or silver with a black roof. It has 15-inch alloy wheels with a twin-spoke design (below), seats with part-leather upholstery, automatic air conditioning, smart entry and start, Toyota Safety Sense and the x-touch multimedia system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Just 2,500 examples of the Aygo x-press will be available this year. Its striking exterior features a full roof decal and coloured accents for the front and rear lips and side sills, plus 15-inch black alloys. The specification also includes front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass and a reversing camera. Customers can add either the connectivity package (x-touch multimedia system, supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) or navigation as an option, and can also specify Toyota Safety Sense.
2018 Aygo: multimedia
The x-touch multimedia system uses a seven-inch full-colour touchscreen integrated in the instrument panel. The package includes DAB and a rear-view monitoring system fitted as standard. The main menu has a clear, five-icon layout, offering at-a-glance identification of all functions.
The optional x-nav navigation unit can be linked to the multimedia system, giving drivers easy access to fast and accurate, pan-European route guidance.
A new smartphone integration system powered by Pioneer is fitted as standard on high grade x-cite and x-clusiv models and is available as an option for the x-press. It builds on all the features of the standard system with the addition of voice control and support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Phone, message, navigation and music apps are mirrored on the touchscreen, while Apple Siri and Google Voice Command provide easy and safe operability.
2018 Aygo: power-operated canvas top
Aygo x-plore and x-clusiv can be fitted with an optional Funroof, a large, power-operated canvas top with a generous 785x730mm opening.
2018 Aygo: smart entry and start system
Aygo x-clusiv’s smart entry and start system offers drivers the convenience of being able to lock and unlock the car, and start the engine via a dash-mounted button, without having to take the key out of their pocket.
2018 Aygo: model range and prices
The new Toyota Aygo will go on sale in the UK on 1 July, apart from x-clusiv models which will follow later in the summer. The range and prices are detailed in the table below. All cars are covered by Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile new car warranty.
x 1.0 VVT-i five-speed manual 3dr £9,695
x 1.0 VVT-i five-speed manual 5dr £9,995
x-play 1.0 VVT-i five-speed manual 5dr £11,375
x-play 1.0 VVT-i x-shift automated manual 5dr £12,075
x-press 1.0 VVT-i five-speed manual 5dr £12,630
x-press 1.0 VVT-i x-shift automated manual 5dr £13,330
x-plore 1.0 VVT-i five-speed manual 5dr £12,630
x-plore 1.0 VVT-i x-shift automated manual 5dr £13,330
x-cite 1.0 VVT-i five-speed manual 5dr £12,975
x-cite 1.0 VVT-i x-shift automated manual 5dr £13,675
x-clusiv 1.0 VVT-i five-speed manual 5dr TBA
x-clusiv 1.0 VVT-i x-shift automated manual 5dr TBA