Toyota will be revealing the production version of the Aygo X next month

The Yaris-based crossover will be keeping the concept’s chunky aesthetic
by Stephen Dobie | Oct 7, 2021
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A few months ago, Toyota showed us the Aygo X Prologue concept, pictured here. “The aim of this project was to reimagine the A-segment,” said its design chief at the time, suggesting that this would be an all-new kind of city car. One a little more SUV-esque, it’d seem.

In November, we’ll see the finished thing. In Europe, the Aygo has been a mainstay of titchy affordable cars since its 2005 arrival, those early versions filled with innovative cost- and weight-saving solutions. Some were small—using one piece of string to suspend the parcel shelf rather than two—while others were a little bigger. Such as sharing engineering and production with Citroen and Peugeot, whose C1 and 107/108 were non-identical twins to the Aygo.

Back view of the Toyota Aygo X

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But no more. Toyota is going it alone with the new Aygo X—it’s keeping the name of the concept, as well as its chunkier aesthetic—spinning its new entry-level car from the same platform as the latest Yaris.

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That’s more likely to mean ‘light, simple, and potentially hybrid’ than ‘another rally-rep hot hatch,’ but that’s cool—for those who don’t need infinite cornering g or knockout styling, the latest normal, un-Gazoo’d Yaris is pretty damn good.

Aygo X logo

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“The Aygo X development team studied current and future lifestyles in urban and suburban environments in Europe to deliver a confident, compact crossover that is unique in the small-car segment,” we’re told.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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