DIFFERENT STROKES - Toyota Aygo
Toyota South Africa has refreshed their popular Aygo compact car, gifting it with more power, more specification and fresher looks.
It still retains its distinctive X-styling throughout, but gains new larger projector headlamps, incorporating prominent LED DRLs which utilise a light guide to trace the inner border of the headlamp housing. As before the rear design centres on the vertically-positioned, boomerang-shaped tail lamps which feature newly-designed light elements.
The interior design keeps up the fun factor, with one-piece, moulded, front bucket seats, multi-tone fabric trim, visible exterior-colour panels and orange-hued illumination. A leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear lever add a pleasing tactile touch point.
Standard specification is good and includes a Touchscreen audio system with USB, Auxiliary and Bluetooth functionality, steering switch operation and on-board computer. The audio system also features smartphone connectivity via the USB port. The usual fare of power windows, remote central locking, power-adjustable side mirrors, air-conditioning and 12-volt accessory connector are provided.
There is only one engine on offer, with power from its 998cc motor up 2kw to 53kw and 93nm, whilst average fuel consumption drops to 4.3L/100kms. Whilst all models come standard with VSC, Hill Assist Control, as well as ABS and Brake Assist. There's also front and side airbags and ISOFIX fixtures on offer.
The standard Aygo offers solid peace-of-mind motoring and is aimed at more budget-conscious customers. The X-Play version ups the ante with a striking bi-tone design, available as either X-Play Black (Cherry Red body plus black roof) or X-Play Silver (Onyx Black body plus silver roof). Both standard and X-Play models ride on 14” wheels shod with 165-65R14 tyres.
The flagship X-Cite model is aimed at expressive customers seeking even more street cred. A power-retractable black canvas ‘Funroof’ allows occupants to experience open-air motoring at the touch of a button. Ice White exterior paint is the standard configuration on X-Cite models whilst buyers can additionally choose from six other colours (on customer order). The X-Cite model maximises its visual appeal with diamond-shaped 15” alloy wheels, fitted with 165-60R15 tyres.
All Aygo models come standard with a 3-year/100 000km warranty. A range of different service plan options are available for purchase from your Toyota dealer.
Aygo R166 800
Aygo X-Play Black R169 100
Aygo X-Play Silver R169 100
Aygo X-Cite R193 100
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