Toyota has said it will remain committed to the European city car segment earlier in 2021. Though it has kept its word by unveiling the Aygo X.
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Toyota Aygo X Generations
There are two generations of the Aygo which were developed jointly by Toyota and PSA Peugeot-Citroen. It is now part of Stellantis. In fact, the third-generation model is primarily designed by the Japanese firm. Moreover, it does sound like its former French partners. They are leaving the segment. Though it still has some French genes: it was previewing by the Aygo X Prologue concept. It came out in Toyota’s design studio in the south of France. Moreover, the SUV influence has been hugely toning down. However, the Aygo X is, moreover, characterized by a more beefy look than its predecessor and Toyota does refer to it as a crossover.
In fact, it’s still a city car though it does stretch to about 146 inches long, 68 inches wide, and 60 inches tall. Therefore, it is really sizing for Europe’s crowded urban centers. And, although it shares no body panels with its predecessor. Thanks to a rear hatch made of glass, it’s recognizable as an Aygo. The buyers can now order a retractable canvas top at an extra cost. The last Aygo, did offer one, too, yet the new car’s top feature is a larger opening.
Aygo X – More Space for People and Their Gear
Longer, wider, and taller than the Aygo is the Aygo X. It allows the Toyota to give drivers more space for people and their gear. Also, inside, it looks like the X designation does bring major updates in the design and technology department. In fact, the infotainment system touchscreen is neatly integrating into the dashboard rather than tacking on a separate afterthought. There are also upmarket trim levels that are available with features that are typically found in this segment such as a cloud-based navigation system, a wireless device charger, plus a wireless Apple CarPlay.
Making the Aygo X longer, wider, and taller than the Aygo allowed Toyota to give drivers more space for people and gear. Inside, it looks like the X designation brings significant updates in the design and technology department. The infotainment system’s touchscreen is laid neatly integrating into the dashboard rather than tacking on like an afterthought, and upmarket trim levels are available with features not commonly seeing in this segment such as a cloud-based navigation system, a wireless device charger and a wireless Apple CarPlay.