This neat, compact city car offers great value for money, with a range of features you would expect to find on a car with a much higher price tag.
The new Toyota Aygo is available in three-door and five-door editions and in several trim options, from the x to the top of the range x-clusiv. There is plenty of scope for personalising the car to make it more individual, for example with 15-inch colour-customisable alloy wheels, and options to add chrome trims and privacy glass. Front fog lamps are included on the x-pression trim, while LED daytime running lights are fitted as standard on all models.
Inside you will find a roomier cabin than in many compact city cars, and this too can be customised to suit your taste. Options include adding a coloured surround for the gear shift, centre console and air vents. Noise-deadening technology keeps the interior quiet so you can make the most of the sound system, which features a DAB radio on the x-pression trim. Steering wheel-mounted telephone controls are fitted in the x-play trim and up, and on the x-pression and above there is a seven-inch touch screen multimedia system.
The Toyota Aygo is available with a 1.0-litre five-speed manual engine or a 1.0-litre semi-automatic x-shift engine, featuring a paddle shift instead of a standard clutch. Fuel economy is excellent, with the manual engine yielding 68.9mpg, and the automated manual giving 67.3mpg. CO₂ emissions are 95g/km for the manual and 97g/km for the semi automatic. The maximum speed on both models is 99mph and they move from 0-60mph in approximately 14 seconds.
Toyota provides a wide array of safety features in the Aygo. A lane departure alert system uses audio and visual signals to warn you if your vehicle is veering outside the lane in which you are travelling, if you have not switched on an indicator. The Aygo is also fitted with a pre-collision system which alerts the driver if there are obstacles detected in the path of the vehicle. Seatbelt reminders are fitted in the front and rear for added protection, and ISOFIX child seat fixtures are provided as standard.