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All-new Toyota Aygo X revealed

Meet the all-new Toyota Aygo X, a crossover unique in the A-segment that has been designed and produced in Europe to meet the tough demands of European urban and suburban life.Click here to sign up for regular updates on the all-new Toyota Aygo X.Built on the successful Toyota Global New Architecture (TNGA) GA-B platform, first introduced with the…

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Meet the all-new Toyota Aygo X, a crossover unique in the A-segment that has been designed and produced in Europe to meet the tough demands of European urban and suburban life.

Click here to sign up for regular updates on the all-new Toyota Aygo X.

Built on the successful Toyota Global New Architecture (TNGA) GA-B platform, first introduced with the new Yaris – the current European Car of the Year 2021 – and more recently with Yaris Cross, the Aygo X is the latest compact model to join Toyota’s line-up.

Aygo X: Spicy by design 

Starting with the Aygo X prologue concept car, which was developed at Toyota’s European Design and Development centre (ED2) in the South of France, Toyota’s designers wanted to bring a sense of daring and spice to Europe’s compact car market. 

Since it was first launched in 2005, Aygo has been Toyota’s most accessible car in Europe and has delighted customers with its youthful and fun character. These qualities have attracted many new style-conscious European buyers to the Toyota brand. 

Following the successful reveal and positive reception of the eye-catching “Sparkling Chilli Red” Aygo X prologue, the Aygo X project was transferred to the styling section at Toyota Motor Europe in Belgium, where the design teams worked closely with product planning and R&D to turn the new A-segment car from concept to reality. 

A bold bi-tone execution, coupled with a new spice colour concept, creates a profile that grabs the attention, emphasising the car’s readiness to leap forward into action. 

The new wedged roofline also increases the dynamic feeling and sportier image. In the front, high-tech lamps hug the upper bonnet to form a wing-like shape, while, set lower to the ground, the large grille, fog lamps and skid plate all build on the double trapezoid theme that is part of Aygo’s identity, giving it a “ready to go, anywhere” attitude. 

The new colour concept is inspired by different spices, producing a unique range of colours that capture the car’s flavours and personalities. 

Cardamom conjures an impression of style and elegance, delivering a refined and understated aesthetic with a green low saturation effect. 

Chilli is a fiery premium colour that catches the eye with a warm and deep colour reflection, thanks to the inclusion of a fine sprinkling of blue metallic flakes in the red paint. 

Ginger is a sophisticated and enduring shade that hints at a spirit of adventure and warm complexity in its neutral hue. 

Juniper is youthful with a touch of masculinity; a blue created specifically for the model to give it an icy coolness with subtle reddish undertones. 

Each of these powerful spice colours contrasts with the bi-tone black of the roof and rear that makes Aygo X instantly recognisable. 

This spice theme is not just skin deep. Interior highlights match the exterior spice colours to give the cockpit a distinctive look, including the dashboard and centre consoles. Close inspection of the seats reveals the “X” symbol discreetly stitched into the fabric. The Aygo X model name is also subtly echoed in the keen-look headlamps, adding to the car’s strong and coherent identity. 

A spicier limited edition Aygo X in Cardamom will be available for the first six months of sales, featuring additional matt orange Mandarina accents throughout the car, including decal stripes on the exterior and detailing on the bespoke 18-inch matt black alloy wheels. The Mandarina theme is also carried through to the interior panels and seat fabric design. 

Aygo X: Still as compact and agile as ever

At 3,700mm long, Aygo X is 235mm longer than its predecessor, although the wheelbase has been increased by just 90mm. The front overhang is 72mm shorter than the Yaris hatchback, while the maximum wheel size is larger, at 18 inches.  

Designed for the narrowest city streets, Aygo X has an exceptionally small turning circle of just 4.7m, one of the tightest in the segment.

Total body width has increased by 125mm to 1,740mm. As a result, the front seats are set 20mm further apart, increasing shoulder space by 45mm. Luggage space is also segment-leading with 125mm more load space length and a smart space design behind the rear seats, increasing cargo capacity by more than 60 litres to 231 litres. 

Furthermore, the pagoda roof design maintains compact overall dimensions, while providing a comfortable, spacious cabin. Vehicle height has been increased by 50mm to 1,525mm. 

Aygo X: Dimensions  

Whether going through city traffic or cruising on highways, every driver wants to feel confident, and Aygo X is engineered to deliver this quality. 

As a compact high-riding crossover, the car’s ground clearance has been increased by 11mm, giving the driver more presence and assurance on the road. 

The seating position has been raised by 55mm, giving the driver a better view of other road users, particularly cyclists and pedestrians, and the A-pillar angle has been increased by 10 per cent to 24º for improved visibility. 

Larger wheels and tyres, the proven TNGA suspension, improved roll stiffness and lower roll angles all combine to provide exceptional ride comfort and control. 

Aygo X: Advancements in Technology

Customers of the all-new Toyota Aygo X will be able to stay connected with their Aygo X via Toyota Smart Connect and MyT smartphone app. Toyota Smart Connect’s core features are a nine-inch high-definition touchscreen display, ambient lighting and wireless charging, offering a seamless user experience with the accompanying MyT smartphone app. With the MyT app, customers can keep track of various vehicle data and information, such as driving analytics, fuel levels, warning alerts and a vehicle tracker. 

In higher-grade models, Toyota’s latest multimedia system offers cloud-based navigation to provide live route information via always-connected services. New software updates and connected services will subsequently be automatically added via over-the-air updates. Toyota Smart Connect also provides wired and wireless smartphone connectivity via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

Toyota and JBL collaborated to deliver a premium audio system featuring a sound profile tailored to the car’s characteristics. The audio system consists of a four-speaker set-up coupled with a 300W amplifier and a large 200mm subwoofer located in the boot to deliver powerful bass, dynamic speaker response and clear and wide sound stage.

The Aygo X also features an optional retractable canvas top, a first for an A-segment crossover which has been designed to maximise the driving experience, with an opening enlarged by 40mm with a 20 per cent increase in the viewing angle.  By using high-quality materials normally found on premium models, the canvas top offers improved water and dust protection. A new wind deflector structure also improves durability and robustness. 

The latest Toyota Safety Sense will be standard across all grades of the Aygo X and includes features such as Pre-Collision System (PCS) with vehicle detection, which now operates at higher speeds, PCS’s day and night Pedestrian Detection, daytime Cyclist Detection, Collision Mitigation Support functions, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist and Emergency Steering Assist.

Aygo X: Performance and economy

The all-new Toyota Aygo X has been designed to maximise economical performance from the ground up. For example, it has the lowest body-in-white weight of any A or B-segment car. Front bumper and wheel arch mouldings serve to improve fuel economy by guiding airflow slightly out from the tyres, reducing turbulence around the front and sides of the car. The rear wheel arch mouldings also guide the airflow, directing it to a convergence point at the rear of the car. 

The Aygo X is powered by Toyota’s multi-award winning one-litre, three-cylinder engine. This has been improved to meet the latest European standards while offering high levels of reliability and performance, with targeted fuel consumption of 60mpg with 107g/km of CO2 (with manual transmission).

Toyota Aygo X – Technical Specifications 

POWERTRAIN   
Type  1KR-FE 3-cylinder, in-line 
Valve mechanism  12-valve DOHC, chain drive with VVT-i 
Fuel system  Electronic fuel injection 
Displacement (cc)  998 
Bore x stroke (mm)  71 x 84 
Compression ratio   11.8:1 
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp/kW @ rpm)  71/72/53 @ 6,000 
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)  93 @ 4,400 
PERFORMANCE  S-CVT  MT 
Max. speed (mph)  94  98 
Acceleration 0-62mph (sec)  15.5  15.6 
Drag coefficient (Cd)  0.319  0.319 
CHASSIS   
Front suspension   MacPherson strut 
Front anti-roll bar diameter and thickness (mm)  23.6/2.6 
Rear suspension  Torsion beam 
STEERING   
Type  Rack and pinions 
Overall ratio  13.4:1 
Turns lock-to-lock  2.88 
Min. turning circle – tyre (m)  4.7 
BRAKES   
Front  Ventilated discs 
Rear  Drums 
WHEELS & TYRES   
Wheel sizes  17 or 18in 
Tyre sizes  175/65R17 or 175/60R18 
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS    
Overall length (mm)  3,700 
Overall width (mm)  1,740 
Overall height (mm)  1,525 
Front track (mm)  1,540 
Rear track (mm)  1,520 
Wheelbase (mm)  2,430 
Front overhang (mm)  730 
Rear overhang (mm)  540 
LOAD CAPACITY   
Capacity, including beneath deck board, loaded to tonneau cover (l, VDA)  231 
Capacity, including beneath deck board, loaded to roof (l, VDA)  269 
Capacity, rear seats down, loaded to roof (l, VDA)  829 
WEIGHT   
Kerb weight, min. – max. (kg  940-1,015 
Gross vehicle weight )kg)  1,360 

All specifications are subject to official homologation and will be confirmed at the time of launch.

All information in this article was correct at the time of publishing.

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Where can I charge my car?

‘Where can I charge my car? ‘ is one of the most common questions asked by EV and PHEV drivers, especially when venturing into unfamiliar areas. The following information will provide clear answers to that question, and will also direct Toyota owners to Toyota products and services that can assist you along the way.Where can…

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Where can I charge my car? ‘ is one of the most common questions asked by EV and PHEV drivers, especially when venturing into unfamiliar areas. The following information will provide clear answers to that question, and will also direct Toyota owners to Toyota products and services that can assist you along the way.

Where can I charge my car? – Public charging

Did you know there are almost four times as many charging points in the UK than traditional fuel stations? These 32,000 individual points are distributed over almost 20,000 locations, and their number is currently increasing at a rate of around 30% a year.

But whereas traditional fuel station forecourts are readily visible from the road, public charging points are not always so easy to spot. Travel that involves public charging may therefore require a little forward planning.

The Toyota Public Charging Network offers more than 150,000 charging points throughout Europe

Toyota has also developed a Europe-wide network of public charging points that can be accessed through the Toyota Public Charging Network. More than 150,000 points are clearly displayed on the network website (see screen grab above), which has useful search and zoom functions to enable visitors to zone in on any specific area (see screen grab below). Further information is provided on each station’s immediate availability, charging speed and price per kWh.

Specific locations can be typed into the top left search box, and you can zoom into each area with the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons in the bottom right

Subscribers to the Toyota Public Charging Network can access the same information through their MyT connected services app. But they also benefit from a convenient charging solution that requires just one contract and a single charging card, irrespective of the company supplying electricity from the public charger. Payment is made via a single monthly invoice.

Some satellite navigation systems can display a list of the nearest public charging stations and how far they are from your location. Alternatively, smartphone apps such as Zap-Map allow you to search for public charging points, plan longer journeys, pay on participating networks and share updates with fellow EV drivers.

See more: Searchable website map of the Toyota Public Charging Network

Home charging

What if your travel plans are less ambitious and you are confident that you will be able to return home without needing to top-up on route? In this instance, charging your EV or PHEV at home usually represents the most straightforward and cost-effective means of replenishing your vehicle’s battery.

The battery packs in electrified vehicles can always be topped-up using any domestic three-pin socket, but as this method delivers a maximum of 2.2kW per hour it is the slowest method of charging. Where possible, Toyota recommends the installation of a dedicated home charging system, which can supply electricity to the battery at a higher rate of up to 7.4kW.

Toyota has partnered with British Gas to offer UK customers a complete home charger installation service. Prices for this begin at £939 and includes the recommended charger, installation and VAT. A government fund is also available to help homeowners living in flats or rented accommodation install a home charging point.

Learn more: What is the Toyota Public Charging Network?

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2023 Toyota Corolla reviews: the first media drives

The finishing touches are currently being applied to the 2023 Toyota Corolla, which among many other changes will debut the fifth-generation of our world-leading, full hybrid petrol-electric powertrain. Members of the national motoring press were recently invited to test pre-production prototypes in both Hatchback and Touring Sports guise, including back-to-back comparisons with current 1.8-litre models.…

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The finishing touches are currently being applied to the 2023 Toyota Corolla, which among many other changes will debut the fifth-generation of our world-leading, full hybrid petrol-electric powertrain. Members of the national motoring press were recently invited to test pre-production prototypes in both Hatchback and Touring Sports guise, including back-to-back comparisons with current 1.8-litre models. What did they think of this thoroughly refreshed model? What were their 2023 Toyota Corolla reviews?

Below is a selection of excerpts from their online reviews, which include a numerical rating where applicable. To read the full reports, simply click on the emboldened links.

2023 Toyota Corolla reviews:

“The latest refinement benefits… particularly the 1.8 Hybrid. For 2023, it’s getting a 24bhp boost to 138bhp, for a 0-62mph sprint of 9.2sec. The point of the exercise is not so much to make the entry-level Corolla a fast car, but more to improve drivability.

“Toyota has also recalibrated the drive modes. [In Eco mode] the updated car… makes better use of the increased potency of the electric motor and waits for longer before it has the engine working. That makes the car feel more relaxed without noticeably compromising performance. At anything less than full throttle, the gearbox will build in some shift points and avoid holding maximum revs wherever possible. It helps that the 1.8 engine is a refined one, so when it pipes up, it’s not grating. Economy remains impressive: at the end of our test route, the car was indicating 57.7mpg.

This is a successful update of an already well-rounded family car

“Just as valuable in daily usage… are the improvements to the brakes. The pedal is now more progressive and allows clean limo-drive stops. The new car also uses the radar for the adaptive cruise control to judge how much regenerative braking it should apply when you lift off the throttle.”

“Exterior changes include a new mesh pattern for the front grille, fresh alloy wheel designs, and on some trim grades, new bi-LED headlights. [Inside] there are embossed patterns aimed at giving trim pieces and upholstery a ‘three-dimensional depth’, a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (on mid-range trim and upwards) and a 10.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

“The biggest changes of all concern the powertrain. The updated Corolla’s redesigned lithium-ion battery pack is smaller yet more powerful, and the same goes for the motor unit. The 1.8-litre car… has a total system power of 138bhp, an increase of 14%. This is immediately obvious the first time you apply a generous amount of throttle. This isn’t only down to the power increase – Toyota’s hybrid and CVT tweaks have worked wonders. Toyota’s intention is for the response of the set-up to be more closely aligned with throttle inputs.

The Corolla does a remarkable job of replicating an EV-like driving experience

“At cruising speeds, the engine revs sit around 500rpm lower than before, making the Corolla more relaxing over longer distances. At lower speeds, the Corolla does a remarkable job of replicating an EV-like driving experience… making stop/start traffic a far more relaxing experience. It remains an efficient set-up – we achieved around 57mpg despite driving in an often less than sympathetic way to test the recalibrated powertrain.”

2023 Toyota Corolla reviews:

“This revised Corolla features the fifth-generation version of Toyota’s hybrid system, bringing a big boost in performance to the 1.8-litre model in particular, as well claiming improved refinement and response. The safety and infotainment tech gets an upgrade, too. Fundamentally, this remains a sharp-looking, comfort-orientated family car, with… a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain line-up that… shouldn’t be sniffed at as a stop-gap to going full EV.

“The lithium-ion battery pack has a 14% greater output, a 14% (18kg) lower weight and is more compact. The control electronics are more efficient and quieter. And the electric motors are more powerful. Put this together with a substantial amount of recalibration and the additional torque-fill now available from the gutsier e-motors… [and] the new 1.8-litre Corolla is more of a surprising transition than the overall increase might lead you to suspect.

Over a mixed driving route… the car was reporting it had been in EV mode 72% of the time. Toyota’s hybrid tech has really come of age

“The updated car is immediately more brisk. A lot of work has gone into remapping the accelerator response so it better matches driver intentions, dialling back the revs the CVT requires for a given amount of progress. It is also quieter at speed.

“The car can [also] use the adaptive cruise control gear to automatically vary the amount of deceleration you get when you lift off the throttle. This… simply means it maintains a safe distance from the car in front without you having to intervene with the friction brakes, even when slowing almost to a stop. This is so unexpectedly polished that it turns [the Corolla] into a one-pedal driving experience much of the time – something that’s usually the reserve of pure EVs.”

“Updates to the Toyota Corolla’s hybrid system mean that the latest version of the entry-level 1.8-litre engine has 138bhp at its disposal. [That’s] more than enough performance for everyday driving and getting up to motorway speeds without needing to mash the accelerator into the carpet.

“Fancy a bit of pampering? Well, forget the spa and buy yourself a Corolla instead because… it’s one of the most comfortable cars in the family car class. It has softer suspension than [some other rivals], which means it smooths off the rough edges of road ridges better and fidgets less on patchy sections of motorway.

The Toyota Corolla is a brilliant family car. It’s comfortable, well made, well equipped and remarkably frugal in real-world driving

“When you’re driving normally, you’ll find that the Corolla is a fine handling car. The steering is precise and its weight builds in a progressive manner, starting light for city driving and ending up with a heft that’s reassuring. There’s even a reasonable amount of feedback streaming to your fingertips [and] a decent feeling of composure at faster speeds.”

Learn more: 2023 Toyota Corolla revealed

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Toyota Motor Corporation works to develop and manufacture innovative, safe and high-quality products and services that create happiness by providing mobility for all. We believe that true achievement comes from supporting our customers, partners, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Since our founding over 80 years ago in 1937, we have applied our…

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