Fresh face for Toyota Aygo

Joanna Estrada
February 23, 2018

The 2018 Toyota Aygo takes the stylised "X" on the front and turns it in a to a proper architectural feature, rather than a graphic illusion, adds new headlights and integrated running lights, a bit more of a grille and a bit of accentuation beneath the lights too. Well, Toyota isn't forgetting about the Aygo, as it's just unveiled a newly facelifted version that will be on display at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. Besides the new 15-inch alloys, the side view remains the same, while the rear end now features new outer lenses for the lamp clusters which also feature a new LED light signature.

Moving inside, the changes are equally subtle - with the Japanese brand bringing new seat fabrics and a new color setup, as well as fresh illumination schemes. The automaker has also revamped the range structure, focusing on the high-end of the segment.

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.

The engine has been tweaked so that it meets Euro 6.2 emissions standards, with Toyota boasting of a reduction in Carbon dioxide emissions - though an exact figure has not been released. That's enough for a sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kph) in 13.8 seconds and a max speed of 100 miles per hour (160 kph). Although they are Toyota's own figures and not an independent source, the combined fuel economy improves from the previous 68.9 mpg to a new high of 72.4 mpg.

What's probably more interesting is the fact that enhancements for the new model year are not restricted purely to aesthetics, and that's because the refreshed Aygo also gets some mechanical tweaking to improve fuel efficiency and performance.

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