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17 Toyota Aygo1.0 VVT-i X 3dr

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From £7498Save £1797 on cost new
£137 deposit
£137 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockElectric power steering
Fuel indicator with low level warningLights on warning

Entertainment

2 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Stereo radioUSB connection

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers/variable intermittent/mist functionBody colour bumpers
Carbon door mirror trimsCarbon fibre door handles
Carbon rear diffuserElectric front windows
Green tinted glassHeadlamp levelling
Heated rear windscreenLED daytime running lights
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Roof mounted aerial 

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket3-spoke urethane steering wheel
Carbon door handlesCentre console storage
Driver and passenger sunvisorsDriver/passenger seat recline/slide adjust
Driver/passenger vanity mirrors with coversFront cupholder
Front door pocketsFront map reading lights
Glossy black gear shift surroundGlovebox
Height adjustable front head restraintsIsofix system on outer rear seats
Mod cloth upholsteryRear cupholders
Rear window demisterStepless tilt adjustable steering column
Storage bins on all doorsTonneau cover
Urethane gear knob 

Safety

ABSDriver and passenger airbags
ESPFasten seatbelt reminder
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Side curtain airbagsTyre pressure warning

Security

Engine immobiliserLockable fuel cap
Remote central locking 

Technical

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) 

Trim

Carbon centre consoleCarbon dash trim
Carbon fibre air vent surrounds 

Wheels

14" steel wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.59CO2 (g/km)95
HC0.034Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.009Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC998Compression Ratio11.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84
Engine Code1KR-FEEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryINJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)56.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power68
Coin DescriptionVVT-iCoin SeriesX
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 076EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %80
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %62NCAP Safety Assist %56
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.2Engine Power - BHP68
Engine Power - KW51Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT70Engine Torque - MKG9.7
Engine Torque - NM95Engine Torque - RPM4300
Top Speed99 

Tyres

Tyre Size Front165/65 R14Tyre Size Rear165/65 R14
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type14" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1460Length3455
Wheelbase2340Width1615

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1240
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)168Max. Loading Weight400
Minimum Kerbweight840No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Toyota Aygo

The improved Toyota Aygo is asserting itself in the rejuvenated city car sector. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

The second generation version of Toyota's Aygo has proved to be a much stronger offering for the Japanese maker in the growing citycar sector. To keep its appeal current, the brand has revised the trim range for the latest model year and offered customers the option of its 'Safety Sense' radar-driven safety package. Other strong selling points include a neat connected touch screen system, plus as before, the ease with which this model can be personalised will attract younger buyers. In addition, as ever, there are minuscule running costs too.

Background

So, what makes a car feel 'fun'? Sprightly handling? Cheeky looks? Clever marketing? And can an urban runabout really qualify for purchase on those grounds? With this model, the second generation Toyota Aygo, we're told that it can. You might think you know this car but if you haven't tried this MK2 version, launched here in the Summer of 2014, then you probably don't. Yes, it shares many of its mechanicals with the original design. No, it's not the same. Let's start with the fundamental thing that hasn't changed. As before, this design has been produced as part of a joint Toyota/PSA Group venture that's also brought us French alternatives sharing most of this car's important bits - namely Peugeot's 108 and Citroen's C1. That was also the case with the first generation Aygo, but that car didn't make much attempt to differentiate itself. This one's very different. It's not only the look that's unique but also the very specific way you can personalise it to suit almost any kind of taste or preference.

Driving Experience

So, this car is supposed to be 'fun to drive'. But just how much 'fun' is it really possible to have in a car with just 69 braked horses beneath its bonnet? Actually, a surprising amount. For a start, the 998cc petrol unit (the only engine on offer) sounds playful, its normally aspirated note filling the cabin with a characterful three cylinder thrum. True, the long first and second gear ratios mean you'll have to rev it quite hard for meaningful progress but there's plenty of performance for town trips. You can get a self-shifting 'x-shift' gearbox as an option (we hesitate to call it an 'automatic'). Actually, it's what the engineers call an 'automated manual' gearbox that can be used in fully automatic mode, or with manual gear selection using paddle shifts or the shift lever itself. Could you comfortably venture further afield in this car? Potentially yes. Both wind and road noise have been more effectively suppressed at typical A-road speeds to make that more possible and you certainly notice the difference on the motorway. There doesn't though, seem to have been much effort put into isolating the engine note. If anything, that's been emphasised as Toyota believes it contributes to this car's whole 'fun' ethos.

Design and Build

'Go fun yourself'. I'm not going to tell you what I think of that particular marketing slogan but it does accurately sum up the 'out-on-a-limb' 'love-it-or-hate-it' approach that Toyota is taking with this car. It simply has to be different, not only because the citycar segment is over-stuffed with talented opposition but also because it must share so much under the skin with its design stablemates, Peugeot's 108 and Citroen's C1. This model's distinctive and characterful design - dubbed 'J-Playful' in reference to Japan's hip youth culture - sees the designers use the concept of a soft object breaking through the hard shell of the design, creating break lines and giving Aygo its distinctive frontal 'X-graphic'. This spreads outwards across the surface of the bodywork and takes in all the vehicle's main external features, including upper and lower grilles, headlamps, foglamps, and even mirrors and side glazing. It's incredibly bold and makes the Aygo look bigger and more assertive. It's isn't very much bigger than the first generation model though, as you'll find when you inpect the tiny 168-litre boot. The cabin features a trapezoidal-shaped centre console, with this design theme reflected in details such as the air vents, door trims and gear shift surround. The console supports a wide dashboard with a matt, anti-glare finish, set between slim A-pillars. The instrumentation features a meter made of up concentric rings which are permanently lit. It incorporates an easy-to-read central multi-information display.

Market and Model

Prices range in the £9,000 to £13,500 bracket and there's a £500 premium if you want to go from the three-door to the five-door bodystyle. The revised trim range starts at 'x', then rises through 'x-play' and 'x-press' to 'x-style' and 'x-cite'. Avoid entry-level trim and, for £375 more, you'll be offered the option of adding in the 'Toyota Safety Sense' package of active safety features, including a Pre-Collision System, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Alert. Dealers expect the 'x-press' and 'x-style' variants to be especially popular, these derivatives making good use of this second generaion Aygo model's scope for personalisation. The 'x-press' sports a bright red front bumper, with further red trim on the roof, the side sills and the rear diffuser. The 'x-style' comes with contrasting grey or silver for the front 'X' treatment, with the chosen colour also carried forward to the A-pillar extensions and the rear diffuser. The reason that variants like this are so easy for Toyota to create is that this MK2 model Aygo has been designed to feature clip-on interior and exterior panels that can be swapped at will. Inside, the instrument panel, centre console, air vent, shift knob and gear lever surround all feature sections that can easily be changed. To try to keep things easier for the customer and to offer better value, Toyota has also created a range of exterior and interior styling packs, rather than forcing people to select piece-by-piece customisation. If you haven't yet tried this current generation model, you'll also be impressed by Toyota's x-touch multimedia system - a fully integrated seven-inch touch screen that features on most models. It incorporates a rear view camera as standard and uses a five-function main menu, giving easy control of audio, phone, connectivity, vehicle and journey information functions. Customers will also be able to access a wide choice of navigation and social media applications. You'll need to make sure your smartphone has a generous data plan if you're going to get the best of it.

Cost of Ownership

You'll be expecting very low running costs here - and by and large, you'll get them. Expect 68.9mpg on the combined cycle. Couple that economy with a 35-litre fuel tank and you have a vehicle with a range of over 530 miles, which given typically small citycar annual mileages will probably mean you won't get on first name terms with the staff at your local filling station. CO2 emissions meanwhile, are rated at 95g/km. What else? Well there's no diesel option of course. I say 'of course' because the figures show that 90% of citycar buyers historically haven't wanted to pay the premium for fuelling from the black pump and there seems no prospect of that attitude changing very soon. And residual values? Well, they may not be quite as strong as those commanded by a Volkswagen up! but once you've had a chat with your friendly Toyota dealer, you'll probably end up paying less for an Aygo, which will sort that out anyway. And depreciation on this car has traditionally been slightly less than is the case with its Peugeot and Citroen design stablemates. Insurance is rated at group 3E.

Summary

At first glance, it would be entirely understandable if you felt that this second Aygo interpretation was a case of style over substance. The wheelbase is still the same, you still find a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine beneath the bonnet and the basic handling dynamics are little changed. Even the interior accommodation is much the same. Despite all of that though, there's no doubt that the updates that have created this second generation Aygo really bring it into contention in this segment. The cabin now feels far more modern, the clever x-touch infotainment system is a must-have and it's hard to think of a bolder, more progressive-looking citycar for sale at any price. In short, this once conservative model now has real presence and desirability. From being forgettable, this car is now genuinely likeable - and there's a world of difference between those two attributes. You could imagine caring about this Toyota - feeling a genuine sense of pride in ownership. If that was Toyota's aim, then the mission's been accomplished.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
60%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%
* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£137
Deposit£137
Term (months)42
Fixed interest rate2.4%
Cash price£7498
Credit amount£7361
Guaranteed future value£3157
Total amount payable£8911
Contract mileage28000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 4.9% APR representative

The benefits of PCP

  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car
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