The Toyota Aygo has proved to be an increasingly popular choice within the new-car market, currently sitting at the top of the charts as the most popular car in its class. And now that the new 2018 model has received its European launch, media reviews are now available to read online.
Below is the list of UK motoring outlets that were invited to the launch in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’ve picked out a selection of key extracts from their write-ups but you can also click on the associated links to read the reviews in full.
“With the 2018 update, Toyota has also made an effort to improve the Aygo’s standard specification. The most notable addition is a new 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system — standard on X-Play models and above — that includes a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a rear-view camera. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation are available, depending on model variant.”
“The way the city car looks is the biggest reason why buyers are drawn into showrooms, and a new ‘3D’ evolution of the Aygo’s distinctive design language intends to keep it that way… The Aygo’s interior still feels modern and funky in appearance. It’s well-built, too.”
“The Aygo’s three-cylinder petrol engine now has 71bhp, up from 68bhp, which propels the city car to 62mph in 13.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 100mph. An average fuel consumption figure of 72.4mpg has been quoted – up from the 68.9mpg offered by the outgoing model. The engine has been tweaked so that it meets Euro 6.2 emissions standards, with a reduction in CO2 emissions.”
“What impresses about the Aygo is the ease with which good fuel economy can be obtained… Everything about the car is easy to use and the instrument cluster has a digital display at the centre for trip information… The new Aygo is quieter than before and feels nicely robust – especially for a city car – and handling is easy.”
“Changes to the suspension and steering allows the new Aygo to react more quickly and precisely to driver inputs. It also benefits from enhanced sealing and sound absorption materials to the dashboard, front pillars, doors and rear deck, bringing a marked reduction in noise and vibration in the cabin.”
“Driving is predictable and precise, with well-chosen gear ratios offering effective cruising at any legal speed. [It] proves plenty quick enough… and makes a more convincing companion across a varied mix of city and country driving.”
“All-round visibility is excellent, with good-sized mirrors and windows. There’s only one front windscreen wiper but it’s designed in such a way that clears more of the screen… Although the steering wheel doesn’t adjust for reach, a combination of angle adjustment and six-way movement of the driver’s seat means that most drivers will be able to sit comfortably.”
2018 Toyota Aygo: What about you?
Reading other people’s perspectives is all well and good but wouldn’t you prefer to have a personal opinion on the 2018 Toyota Aygo? Why not click on the following link and fill in a test drive request at your local Toyota centre.