It’s often said that good things come in small packages, and it’s never been easier to justify that than with the current trend of small city cars. Take the Toyota Aygo, for example, which offers a satisfying mix of usability, driving ability and customisable style.
There’s only one engine available – a small and simple 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol. Once you’ve decided whether you want the entry-level three-door Aygo or the five-door body offered by the rest of the range, there are six trim levels and a wealth of colour combinations to choose from.
Although the Aygo's dramatic styling may set it apart from the rest of the city car class, it is, in fact, closely related to the Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108. Each of these manufacturers has taken its version’s image in a different direction but, should design be a major selling point for you, the Aygo is the most flamboyant and offers you the most opportunities for personalisation. And, with impressive fuel economy claims and prices that start at under £10,000, this city car has a lot in its favour.
Read on over the next few pages for our in-depth impressions of the Aygo, along with our recommendations for which trim to choose. If you decide you want to buy one, make sure you check out our New Car Buying pages to see how big a discount you could get on the brochure price.