The new Toyota Aygo has been officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show today.
The new model is slightly longer – by 25mm – than the out-going model, although it has dropped in height slightly by 5mm.
Despite that, Toyota says headroom has increased by 7mm, while there’s an extra 29 litres in the boot. Front and rear tracks have been widened by 8mm each.
The design of the new Aygo is dominated by a frontal X shape that stretches past the headlights, runs through the door mirrors, and follows the window line all the way to the rear light clusters.
Inside, the instruments use concentric rings, a design theme echoed by the heating controls, while a seven-inch colour touch-screen takes its place atop the centre console.
Home to Toyota’s new x-touch multimedia system, it provides audio, phone, vehicle info, navigation and even social media functions.
The current model’s three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine has been revised for the new Aygo, and it now runs a higher compression ratio of 11.5:1 for greater efficiency. Internal friction has been reduced using a new low-friction timing chain, while a redesigned cylinder head that also combines the exhaust manifold helps save weight.
Power is 68bhp at 6,000rpm, with peak torque of 95Nm at 4,300rpm, altough 85Nm of that is available from 2,000rpm. It’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a new x-shift automated manual with paddle shifters.
Provisional economy figures show 64.2mpg to 68.8mpg, depending on model, with CO2 emissions as low as 95 g/km making it VED exempt.
Toyota says UK prices and specifications have yet to be decided, but are expected ahead of the new Aygo’s launch this summer.