TOYOTA

TOYOTA AYGO HATCHBACK 1.0 VVT-i X-Trend TSS 5dr x-shift

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph15.2s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2119 g/km

DO THE AYS HAVE IT?

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The fundamental elements of Toyota's Aygo city car may not have been unique but the way they were packaged certainly was. In second generation form, this little city car gained a bit more personality and attitude, an evolution built upon by the usefully revised version launched in 2018. It was more flexible to drive, more media-savvy, more.. Aygo. But does it make sense as a used buy?

Models

3/5dr Hatch (1.0 petrol])

History

So, what makes a car feel 'fun'? Sprightly handling? Cheeky looks? Clever marketing? And can an urban runabout really qualify for purchase on those grounds? With this model, the improved post-2018-era version of the second generation Toyota Aygo, we were told that it could. You might think you know this car, but if you haven't tried the enhanced version of the MK2 model, launched here in the Summer of 2018, then you probably don't. Yes, it shares its mechanicals with the original design announced in 2014. No, it's not quite the same. Let's start with the fundamental thing that wasn't changed here. As before, this contender was produced as part of a joint Toyota/PSA Group venture that also brought us French alternatives sharing most of this car's important bits - namely Peugeot's 108 and Citroen's C1. That's always been the case with the Aygo, but in its earlier forms, this model wasn't always completely successful in differentiating itself from its design cousins. That's something Toyota better addressed with the original version of this MK2 model in 2014 - and it was an approach further developed with this improved line-up. It's not only the look that was made more unique with this mid-term facelift but also the very specific way that buyers could personalise it to suit almost any kind of taste or preference. Toyota also treated this revised model to upgraded infotainment and more mid-range pulling power from the 1.0-litre engine. In this form, the Aygo sold until the end of 2021, after which it was replaced by the Aygo X small crossover.

What You Get

There are lots of very capable city cars from the 2018-2021 period, but not many that are visually distinct enough to stick in your mind. Rather cleverly, this Aygo focused on exactly that approach. Hence the hefty dose of attitude that features here at the front end. With this revised model, we got a three-dimensional version of the X-shaped frontal graphic that had been introduced in two-dimension form on this car back in 2014. Its upper section is emphasised by the LED daytime running light-framing of the restyled headlamp clusters. The lower section of the 'X' frames the front grille. Extra opportunities for personalisation were provided by the way it was possible to colour-code the spoiler lip and the triangular patches beneath the headlamps. Talking of personalisation, red or black could be chosen to decorate the front and rear bumper accents, the side sills and the roof decal that original buyers could add to emphasise this car's unique 'double-bubble' roof design. That roof could be had finished in either silver or in black with certain trim variants. Or original customers could equip it with an optional 'Funroof' folding fabric top on some versions. The silhouette's exact look and feel differs quite a lot between the rare three-door variant and the five-door model that extends its window graphic into the tail lamps, giving an impression of extra length. Fewer changes feature with this updated MK2 Aygo once you get inside. The circular instrument binnacle got fresh colouring and a three-dimensional 'turbine'-style design. There was also body-coloured matching of the side air vents and some fresh upholstery trims. The main change kicked in towards the top of the range if you can stretch to a variant that upgraded the 7-inch x-touch centre-dash infotainment colour touchscreen to 'Display Audio' status. That means it'll be kitted out with voice control and 'Apple CarPlay' / 'Android Auto' smartphone mirroring. In the rear, adults will find their knees brushing the front seat backs and their heads very close to the ceiling. But then, just how often do adults travel in the back of a citycar like this? And the boot? Well once you get your stuff in, you quickly realise the need to pack fairly light. There's just 168-litres of space on offer;

What You Pay

Prices for this post-2018-era facelift version of the second generation Aygo model start from around £6,500 (around £8,000 retail) for an '18-plate base-spec 'X' 3-door model. Prices for a base model rise to around £13,500 (around £15,000 retail) for a late '21-era 'Pure' variant. Obviously, higher trim levels cost more and there's a small premium for the 5-door body shape - that'll be worth paying as more buyers will want that at resale time. City folk should search out the 'x-shift' auto version - worth a few hundred extra. All quoted values are sourced through industry experts cap hpi. Click here for a free valuation.

What to Look For

You'd expect a small modern-era Toyota to be pretty free of faults and, by and large, most of the buyers in our ownership survey seemed pretty satisfied. However, a few issues have surfaced. The clutch problems that afflicted the previous generation pre-2014 Aygo aren't as prevalent here but they still exist; check the clutch biting point and gear engagement on your test drive. We heard a few reports of exhaust issues too, evidenced by a growly sound from the tailpipes. In one instance, the airbag warning light came on erroneously on the dash. In another, there was a water leak on the front footwell. And in another, a faulty seal caused the car to ice up on the inside on cold mornings. Otherwise, it's just a case of insisting on a fully stamped-up service record, checking any alloy wheel from chips and scrapes and inspecting the rear of the interior for any child damage. Most Aygo buyers we came across seemed satisfied. There was a report of a leaky boot. And apparently, the Bluetooth won't pair if the car's been parked on a hot day for too long: make sure that the central screen phone pairing system works properly for your handset. One customer complained of brake squealing and juddering. And another customer complained of window glass rattling. In another case, the hubcap nuts went rusty in all four wheels.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Aygo 1.0 - Ex Vat) Expect to pay around £3 for an oil filter, around £5 for an air filter and around £6-£22 for a wiper blade. Front brake pads vary in price between £13-£22 for a set. For front brake discs, think around £40-£50 for a pair. A radiator costs in the £100 bracket. A starter motor is around £93. A pollen filter is around £13-£14. A water pump is around £55 - with pricier brands up at around £126.

On the Road

As it did in its original form, this MK2 Aygo features a 1.0-litre three cylinder VVT-i petrol engine, though at this updated model's launch in 2018, Toyota was keen to tell us that this unit had been extensively overhauled as part of the switch to Euro 6.2-specification. Lots of tinkering went into improving mid-range pulling power, which means you won't have to change down quite as often if you're darting for a sudden gap in the traffic. Plus pulling away in first and second gear is slightly easier. Efficiency was better too. A manual version can manage 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 93g/km of CO2 and the alternative 'x-shift' robotised manual variant gets pretty close to those WLTP figures too. This showing makes this car about 20% cheaper to run than most of its rivals from this period, something helped hugely by the fact that this car is so much lighter than most of them. Of course, you can't have everything. The extra torque just mentioned is welcome but the normally aspirated powerplant still doesn't develop very much of it; peak power isn't developed until you thrash the thing up to 4,400rpm. So the little engine certainly makes its presence felt if, say, you're accelerating up a motorway slip road or cruising at the legal limit - at which point, unlike some other modern citycars, this Aygo is certainly well out of its comfort zone. On the plus side, that light weight makes the Aygo feel light and chuckable through the bends. And of course in town, it feels right in its comfort zone with light steering, a tight turning circle and great all round visibility aided on most models by a standard reversing camera.

Overall

And in summary? Well Toyota's customer research reveals that the way a city car looks is the most important factor in influencing people to buy it. To be frank, the market's known that for some time, so it's surprising that more brands in this segment haven't taken this reality more to heart in designing interesting and visually expressive contenders in this class. With this updated version of the MK2 Aygo, Toyota did - which is why this car, in period the sector's third best seller, regularly racked up more sales than apparently more complete entrants in this segment. It's all about getting your priorities right. This car managed to do just that.

  • Electric front windows
  • Green tinted glass
  • Rear wiper
  • Rear window demister
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 2 speed wipers/variable intermittent/mist function
  • Heated rear windscreen

  • Hill start assist
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Collision mitigation braking system

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

  • Bluetooth system
  • Smartphone integration powered by pioneer compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DCM - Data Communication modules

  • Lane departure warning system
  • Rear view camera
  • Electric power steering

  • Fuel indicator with low level warning
  • Lights on warning
  • Tachometer
  • Digital clock
  • 7" touch screen

  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Manually dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors

  • Air vent surround in body colour

  • iPod connection
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MP3 connection
  • USB connection
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • 4 speakers
  • Multimedia System
  • Stereo radio

  • Roof mounted aerial
  • Rear spoiler
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Red roof decal
  • Carbon rear diffuser

  • LED rear lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Auto headlight levelling
  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Projector headlamps
  • Electric headlamp adjustment

  • Pollen filter
  • Air recirculation system
  • Auto air conditioning

  • Steering wheel mounted radio/phone controls
  • Body colour instrument panel
  • Chrome insert to gearknob
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Glovebox
  • Centre console storage
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Tonneau cover
  • Front cupholder
  • Leather gear knob
  • Stepless tilt adjustable steering column
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • Driver and passenger sunvisors
  • Rear cupholders
  • 12V Accessory socket
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Storage bins on all doors
  • Storage pockets in centre console

  • Front map reading lights

  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Force limiting rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Fasten seatbelt reminder

  • Driver/passenger seat recline/slide adjustment
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Rear headrests
  • Height adjustable front head restraints
  • Driver's seat height adjuster
  • Isofix system on outer rear seats

  • Lockable fuel cap
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking

  • Driver/passenger vanity mirrors with covers

  • 15" 8 spoke alloy wheels

  • Space saver spare wheel

  • CO2 (g/km): 95
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Noise Level dB(A): 71
  • CO: 0.246
  • HC: 0.026
  • NOx: 0.018
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 109
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 101
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 130
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 119
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min: 142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max: 145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min: 109
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max: 111
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min: 101
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max: 106
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min: 130
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max: 140
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 119

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 71
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 84
  • CC: 998
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 5 SPEED
  • Engine Code: 1KR-FE

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 5.5
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 57.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 51.4

  • Coin Series: X-Trend
  • Coin Description: VVT-i
  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Badge Power: 72
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 6A

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 9.5
  • Engine Power - BHP: 72
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 15.2
  • Top Speed: 99
  • Engine Power - KW: 53
  • Engine Power - RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 69
  • Engine Torque - NM: 93
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 4400

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Wheel Style: 8 SPOKE
  • Tyre Size Rear: 165/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Type: 15" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 165/60 R15

  • Length: 3465
  • Width: 1615
  • Wheelbase: 2340
  • Width (including mirrors): N
  • Height: 1460
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 168
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.8
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 860
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1240
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 35
  • Max. Loading Weight: 380

  • Special solid paint: £250
  • Metallic paint: £560
  • Solid paint: Included

  • Red pop centre console and gearshift surround: £99
  • White flash centre console and gearshift surround: £99
  • Electro grey centre console and gearshift surround: £99
  • Silver sparkle centre console and gearshift surround: £99
  • Bold black centre console and gearshift surround: £99

  • Rear parking pack - Aygo: £199
  • Essential protection pack - Aygo: £149
  • Protection plus pack - Aygo: £249

  • Metallic - Electro grey: £560
  • Metallic - Silver splash: £560
  • Metallic - Bold black: £560

  • Solid - Red pop: £0

  • Special solid - White flash: £250

  • Cloth - Graphite: £0

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