Toyota has officially unveiled the new Aygo X, a sub-compact crossover with SUV styling elements that will remind one of the newly-launched Tata Punch. Toyota Aygo X is based on the GA-B platform, an architecture derived from the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform on which the Toyota Yaris and the Toyota Yaris Cross are based.
Let’s Find out what Toyota AygoX has to offer
The micro-SUV gets a bold and aggressive design language. It gets sharp cuts and creases throughout the body, especially the front and rear sides. An all-LED lighting set-up does make it look sleeker and up-market. In adapting the proven and successful GA-B platform for the Aygo X, the new and unique A-segment contender delivers a unique crossover product, featuring a modified and downsized rear chassis section with reduced front and rear overhangs.
At 3,700mm in length, the new Aygo X is 235mm longer than its predecessor, although the wheelbase is increased by just 90mm. The front overhang is 72mm less than Yaris, while the maximum wheel size is increased to 18”.
Designed for the narrowest city streets, the Aygo X also has an exceptionally small turning circle of just 4.7m, one of the tightest in the segment.
Total body width is increased by 125mm to 1,740mm compared to the Aygo. As a result, the front seats are moved 20mm further apart, increasing shoulder space by 45mm. Luggage space is also segment-leading with 125mm more luggage length and smart space design behind the rear seats, increasing cargo capacity by more than 60-litres to 231-litres compared to the previous generation.
Furthermore, the Pagoda roof design maintains compact overall dimensions, while providing a comfortable, spacious cabin for drivers and passengers. Vehicle height has been increased by 50mm to 1,510mm.
At the wheel, the steering system has been tuned for urban and suburban driving in Europe, with the new S-CVT transmission delivering the best-in-class initial response, intuitive gearing and linearity while keeping a strong power-fuel consumption balance.
Toyota is not the manufacturer which provides lavish and luxury interiors in their low segment cars. The Toyota Aygo gets a practical and basic interior layout, just like every other low budget car from Toyota. However, the front of the interior does look a bit quirky with the round border around the infotainment system. The body-coloured inserts around the AC vents and on the door panels make the interior look young and fresh. It gets quite a few features too- a 9-inch infotainment system coupled with a JBL sound system. It gets wireless charging, wireless android-auto and apple car-play. The Aygo also gets a quite large sunroof!
The Toyota Aygo X is only available with one engine option. It is a 1L, 3-Cylinder motor that produces 72HP and 205nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-Speed manual gearbox, buyers will also get the option of a CVT. The power output looks just adequate for city driving, but the torque is something way higher than what we see in cars like these. 205nm of torque will surely ensure you have all the fun even in heavy traffic.
4. Confident Nature
Whether going through city traffic or cruising on highways, every driver wants to feel confident, and the Aygo X delivers this confident drive in more ways than one.
As a compact high-riding crossover, ground clearance has been increased by 11mm from the previous generation, the Aygo X gives the driver more presence and assurance on the road.
The seating position has been raised by 55mm allowing easy eye contact with other road users, particularly cyclists and pedestrians. Furthermore, the A-pillar angle has been increased by 10% to 24º for improved visibility.
Larger wheels and tyres also work with the proven TNGA suspension which, together with improved roll stiffness and lower roll angles, provide exceptional ride comfort and control.
5. Advance Technology
The Aygo X is a compact car equipped with some of the latest big new features.
Customers will be able to stay connected with their Aygo X via Toyota Smart Connect and MyT smartphone app.
Toyota Smart Connect centres around a large 9” high definition touchscreen display, ambient lighting and wireless charging, offering customers a seamless user experience with the accompanying MyT smartphone app. With the MyT app, customers can keep track of various vehicle analytics such as driving analytics, fuel levels, warnings and vehicle tracker.
Toyota’s latest multimedia system also offers cloud-based navigation to provide live route information via the always-connected services in higher grades. New services will be introduced over time via over-the-air updates, so new software and connected services will be automatically pushed to the system. Toyota Smart Connect also offers wired and wireless smartphone connectivity via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Advanced full LED lighting technology is also being introduced to Toyota’s latest A-segment model, making this technology accessible to more customers. The daytime running lights and turning lights consist of two light pipes surrounded by a subtle glowing light to emphasise the iconic Aygo signature profile in all lighting conditions.
Toyota has not yet revealed the prices for the Aygo, they are expected to come out early next year when the car is officially launched. The Aygo should cost somewhere between Rs.8-12 Lakhs.
7. India Coming??
Toyota has not made any statements about an India launch for the Aygo. If it does come to India, it will be competing with other micro-SUVs like the Ignis, Tata Punch and Mahindra KUV100. It will also compete with the upcoming Hyundai Casper, which is expected in India sometime next year.