Toyota gets mildly adventurous with its second-generation Aygo city car - but does it do enough to hold off advances from the Volkswagen Up, Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto?
Toyota Aygo 2018 review
Stylish design tweaks and improved infotainment for Toyota's striking city car, but it faces stiff competition from the Volkswagen Up
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The Toyota Aygo X-clusiv is the Japanese car maker's quirky-looking city car in its range-topping trim. Does the extra kit justify the price hike?
The second-generation Toyota Aygo has proved to be a successful model for the Japanese manufacturer since it was introduced in 2014. In 2017 alone, no less than 22,264 examples of the distinctively styled Aygo rolled out of UK dealer showrooms. Not only did this account for 12% of the competitive city car market, it made the Aygo the third most popular car in its class.
For 2018, Toyota has treated the Aygo to a mid-cycle refresh in a bid to keep it competitive against the likes of the Volkswagen Up and Skoda Citigo, as well as the Peugeot 108 and Citroën C1 with which it shares its platform. As is often the case with midlife facelifts, the latest Aygo is fairly similar to its predecessor, yet the changes made distinctive enough to help it stand out next to the older model.
From a visual standpoint, the most noticeable tweak can be seen at the front of the car, where the black two-dimensional ‘X’ motif has been turned into a three-dimensional, architectural feature of the car’s nose. There are new light signatures front and rear, and a range of new 15in alloy wheels have been rolled out across the range.