2022 Toyota Aygo X small SUV revealed: price, specs, and release date
The new Toyota Aygo X small SUV features petrol power and chunky looks – here's everything you need to know about it...
If Stuart Little has taught children anything, it’s that size should be no measure of ability. So while the new Toyota Aygo X might be one of the smallest SUVs you can buy, it still has the potential to be mighty.
Replacing the Aygo, which was previously developed in partnership alongside the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, the Aygo X is now a sole Toyota-developed product – and a shift from city hatchback to small SUV is intended to broaden its appeal.
Toyota has certainly given the car a suitably aggressive look, helped by flared wheel arches, larger alloy wheels and plastic cladding around its lower edges. Other design features include standard LED headlights and two-tone paintwork.
Based on the same underpinnings as the Yaris and Yaris Cross, the new Aygo X is longer, wider and taller than the car it replaces, and has more space between its front and rear wheels. That means the space available inside has grown, too, and indeed the seats are further apart and set higher to improve both visibility and elbow room.
Boot space has increased, too, to 231 litres. That’s less than rivals including the Suzuki Ignis offer, but should still be enough for your weekly shop or a couple of carry-on suitcases.
Under the bonnet, the new Aygo X features a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 71bhp and 69ft lb of torque. It should be efficient, especially if you mainly drive around town. Indeed, official figures suggest that up to 60mpg should be possible, depending on whether you go for the six-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox.
Standard kit will include 17in alloy wheels and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. On higher trim levels, 18in wheels, bi-tone contrasting paint and a 9.0in screen with wireless smartphone connectivity are also fitted. As before, a fully retractable canvas roof will be optional, so you can get that wind-in-your-hair feeling.
Pricing for the Aygo X is still yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected to cost from around £16,000 when it goes on sale in the Spring.
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