New Car: 2013 Toyota Aygo

The Toyota Aygo has been facelifted, completing the trio of updated platform-sharing models including the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107.

Like the Citroen and Peugeot, the Aygo gets optional daytime running lights and has been given a redesigned front end to help it fit in with Toyota's latest design language. The angled grille and sharper headlights give the Aygo a look similar to the recently released Yaris.

In the cabin, Toyota has given the dashboard a new dark grey finish and fitted a leather trimmed steering wheel.

Most importantly for a car in this segment, Toyota has cut emissions in the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine from 105g/km to 99g/km. That qualifies it for free road tax and exemption from London's Congestion Charge. Fuel economy also improves from 61.3mpg to 65.7mpg.

Power remains unchanged at 67bhp, meaning the 0-62mph sprint still takes 14.2 seconds.

Additional sound deadening and subtle tweaks to the suspension should help ensure the Aygo is quieter and more comfortable on the move too.

The refreshed Aygo will be unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show later this month, with sales due to start in the UK in March. Prices haven't yet been revealed, but expect to see a slight increase in the current £8,590 starting price. For more details click here.
Thanks to: Auto Express


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