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Toyota Aygo X (2022): conversion

In brief

Small Urban Crossover
From €15,990
5 doors

High production costs and low profit margins forced manufacturers to exit the small city car market. The Peugeot 108, Citroën C1 and Renault Twingo is not extended. Other manufacturers are going 100% electric and some like Toyotaresist with the Aygo X.

Toyota Aygo X (2022): conversion

Toyota Aygo X (2022): conversion

You have before your eyes the new city car of the Japanese brand that partly takes the name of its predecessor with an X at the end. This “cross” indicates two things: that it takes away its independence from its predecessor, which was the result of a joint program with PSA at the time with cousin de Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 and that it is now considered an “urban mini-crossover” by Toyota. A way of retaining fashion and selling it more expensively.

One of the special features of the Aygo X is the two-tone back.
One of the special features of the Aygo X is the two-tone back.
The SUV touch is provided by increased ground clearance, large rims (here in 18'') and plastic fender covers.
The SUV touch is provided by increased ground clearance, large rims (here in 18”) and plastic fender covers.

Based on the latest Yaris’ GA-B platform, heavily truncated, it measures:
3.70 m and is positioned as a competitor of the Suzuki Ignis† Toyota has put a lot of work into the lines of its model and in particular the rear part which stands out with its wide hips and two-tone body. At the front, the vertical grille, horizontal bonnet and C-shaped headlamps are accentuated by strong colors such as Chili Red.

The crossover touch is provided by wing extensions in raw plastic, increased ground clearance (+11 mm) and large diameter rims for the category, up to 18 inches! That means lower comfort than standard tires and higher prices when it comes time to change tires.

Toyota Aygo X (2022): conversionThe interior is dark but shows a good presentation quality. The controls are easily accessible.

The most expensive versions benefit from a 9'' tablet that works well and is equipped with navigation and Carplay/Android connectivity.
The most expensive versions benefit from a 9” tablet that works well and is equipped with navigation and Carplay/Android connectivity.
The Aygo X can benefit from an inductive charger, a rare device in the category
The Aygo X can benefit from an inductive charger, a rare device in the category

Inside, the Japanese combines simplicity and fantasy. The design is original, especially the central part of the dashboard with a large 9-inch multimedia screen equipped with Android/Carplay compatibility. It joins a very rich endowment for the category, including remote-controlled automatic air conditioning, a JBL audio system with subwoofer, heated front seats, an induction charger, etc. which partly justifies the higher prices than the competition (see competition page). The quality of the plastics is basic, but it must be recognized that the finish is really correct compared to the competition.

No wonder in the back seat where the legroom and roof protection are counted more than 1.80 m.
No wonder in the back seat where the legroom and roof protection are counted more than 1.80 m.
The trunk gains about sixty liters.  It reaches 231 litres, enough to cover the daily needs of a city car.
The trunk gains about sixty liters. It reaches 231 litres, enough to cover the daily needs of a city car.

For living too, the Aygo does well with more space than before for the front passengers and a slight improvement in the rear seats. But don’t expect a miracle, the Aygo remains a city car of 3.70 m, so beyond 1.80 m space is limited. A place not recommended for claustrophobics as here the windows are ajar and access on board is practical in Fosbury as the opening of the rear doors is limited. It is essentially the trunk that takes advantage of the increase in dimensions to offer a load volume (231 liters) sufficient to meet the needs of everyday life. The 50/50 split and fold-down bench seat allows the latter to climb to 831 litres.

The rear windows are tilted.  Other competitors offer opening rear windows.
The rear windows are tilted. Other competitors offer opening rear windows.
The Aygo X takes advantage of the partnership with JBL to offer a 300 watt sound system with subwoofer.
The Aygo X takes advantage of the partnership with JBL to offer a 300 watt sound system with subwoofer.

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