Toyota’s small model is getting older. The Aygo now becomes a crossover with a high driving position, compact but nevertheless spacious, and packed with technology. The new Aygo Cross, designed and produced in Europe, is built on the GA-B platform of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), first introduced in the new Yaris. Whether in the city or on the highway, a segment A vehicle has to be compact and agile, while transmitting safety. This new model combines all these virtues. And even though it is larger, it has an exceptionally small turning radius and has not lost an iota of its dynamism for roaming around.
The design stands out above all for its bi-tone proposal, combined with a new chromatic concept, which gives rise to a unique graphic profile that catches the eye with the naked eye. The wedge-shaped roof silhouette enhances the dynamic feel of the now sportier model. At the front, technologically advanced light clusters wrap the upper part of the bonnet in a wing shape; while closer to the ground, the large front grill, fog lights and a skid plate follow the double trapezoid motif that is already part of Aygo’s identity.
The new model will hit the market in 2022, and during the first six sales a more exotic limited edition will be available in two-tone Jungle Green, with additional touches of matte Tangerine orange throughout, and contrasting stripes on the exterior and rims. The Mandarin theme continues inside.
Inside, the Aygo Cross is packed with some of the most advanced features, like always being connected to the car through Toyota Smart Connect, for example. This system is built around a large 9-inch high-definition touch screen with ambient lighting and wireless charging. Also noteworthy is the segment-leading trunk volume, with up to 231 liters of capacity, also allowing generous space in the rear seats. They can be 829 liters with the rear seats folded down.
Also, the Aygo Cross takes a big step forward in terms of safety with the introduction of the Toyota Safety Sense system as standard in all markets, for the first time in a compact model of the segment A. The latest version incorporates a combination of sensor of monocular camera and millimeter wave radar, and now the Pre-Collision Safety System can detect vehicles at higher speeds. Some new features are day and night pedestrian detection, daytime cyclist detection, emergency braking, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Trajectory Maintenance System, and Emergency Assist Steering.
At the heart of the Aygo Cross is the one-liter, three-cylinder 1KR-FE engine with an output of 72 hp and 205 Nm of torque, upgraded to meet European standards, and offering superior performance high levels of reliability and performance, with an expected fuel consumption of just 4.7 l / 100 km and 107 g / km of CO2.