Toyota Aygo Review & Ratings
- 21 May 2016
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Toyota Aygo is a city car which has been sold by Toyota in various countries throughout Europe since 2005. All of the Aygos are built at the new factory of the Toyota Peugot Citroen Automobile Czech joint venture in Kolin. This vehicle was first introduced to the public in 2005 at the Salon de l’Automobile de Geneve. The name of this vehicle comes from a play on words, “i-go”, which is meant to symbolize both the freedom and mobility that the vehicle offers.
The initial decision to manufacture the Aygo was made in July of 2001 during a meeting of the presidents of Toyota and PSA Peugot Citroen. These companies decided to make a small car and would share the development costs of it. This project was codenamed “B-Zero”. Both the Peugot 107 and the Citroen C1 are rebadged versions of the same vehicle. There are some noticeable differences between the Aygo and some of its siblings, including the interior equipment, logos, badges, and the distinctive rear end.
There was a production total of 300,000 cars planned per year and 100,000 per brand. Sales of this vehicle started in July of 2005 and the car can be purchased as either a three or five-door hatchback. There are also two different engines available, including the 1.0 liter 3-cylinder engine which has been rated at 68 bhp, and the 1.4 liter HDi diesel I4 engine which has been rated at 54 bhp. A worldwide recall was issued on the Aygo by Toyota because of its faulty sticking accelerator pedal. It was eventually discovered that the pedal had the potential to stick in a partially depressed position under certain circumstances, so a full recall was issued. This recall affected the Aygo as well as the Peugot 107 and Citroen C1 models which were produced between 2005 and 2009.
A number of different trim levels were available for the Aygo from 2005-2009, including the basic model which came with 2 airbags as well as ABS and a CD player. There was also the Aygo Plus which came with electric front windows, side airbags, and remote central locking. The Aygo sport had allow wheels, front fog lights, and a tachometer. The second wave of Special Edition versions of this vehicle were produced from 2008-2009 and included the Aygo Balck, Aygo Blue, and Aygo Platinum. The Black version was based on the Aygo Plus and came with allow wheels and half-leather interior. The Aygo Blue was also based on the Aygo Plus and had air conditioning as well as blue interior inserts and Bluetooth Connectivity. The Aygo Platinum came with allow wheels and half-leather interior with silver inserts.
The second wave of these vehicles, also known as the 2B, was produced from 2011-2012 and included the Aygo Go! And the Aygo Ice. The Go! Version of this vehicle was based on the Aygo Plus and came with TomTom built-in satellite navigation as well as alloy wheels and rear privacy glass which was a standard feature. The Aygo Ice featured Alcantara and leather seat trim as well as manual air conditioning. This model vehicle has metallic paint as a standard feature as well as three different optional colors.
The 2012 second wave of the Aygo included the Aygo Active, Aygo Active Plus, Aygo Mode, Aygo Move, and Aygo Move with Style. Each of these vehicles had their own individual set of features with multiple options for consumers to choose from. The basic model included wing mirror caps as well as a radio and two speakers. The higher-end Aygo Move with Style was based on the Ago Move but included privacy glass as well as DRL.