After a model life of almost ten years Toyota’s
initially hugely successful Aygo, which is also sold as a Peugeot 108 or Citroën C1, is being
replaced by a new and similar size creation that, despite its more jazzy and more youthful
looks is perceived nevertheless as little more than a natural evolution of the outgoing
model that was first launched in Europe during the still halcyon days of pre-crisis
UK prices of the second generation Aygo, reflecting the price-sensitive nature of
this European range-entry car segment, start at £8,595. But early birds might be tempted
by a £600 time-limited discount, trimming the initial UK price of the bottom of the range new
Aygo to a more palatable £7,995.
The UK price premium for the 5-door version, which Toyota expects to account for the lion’s share
of future UK sales, is £400.
New Aygo, built like its predecessor at Toyota’s Kolin plant in the Czech Republic, where its is built side by
side with its same DNA Peugeot and Citroën brothers, won’t come a moment too soon for Toyota.
The outgoing model is almost 10 years old and was clearly beginning to show its age against a rash of
new trendy same sector models such as Volkswagen Group’s clean-sheet VW Up, Škoda citigo and SEAT’s
Mii family as well as Hyundai’s new Turkish-built i10, to name but a few...more
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