TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVTi x 3-door
- OTR £9,700
- Petrol, City car
- 998cc (1.0 litre), Manual 5-speed, 3 door
TOYOTA AYGO reviewNGC verdict 20.06.2014
Surprisingly it is nine years since the first Aygo and over that time its number of potential competitors has increased from nine to 20. Yet such were the car's strengths that last year saw the best UK sales so far at 16,539 vehicles. This time out the styling is racier, the engine has been updated, the standard equipment list is longer and there are more personalising options. Toyota has even improved the automatic manual gearbox but it is one option to miss.
The car feels more solid as you might expect if you knew the body has an extra 119 welding points over the outgoing version. General refinement is improved but at times I still found the characterful engine note more irritating than pleasing. Check out Volkswagen's Up and the Skoda Citigo before buying unless that styling is a must-have.
Review by Russell Bray