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Like an exotic but appetising starter, mixing French and Asian cuisine – the Aygo is Toyota’s joint collaboration with French automotive company, PSG (Peugeot, Citroën and DS). This tiny but tasty entre into the car market is aimed at the growing micro mini segment. This type of car is aimed at first time and last time buyers.
Its compact dimensions allow for effortless city commuting. Small on square meterage albeit a concerted effort has been made to maximise accommodation. The Aygo is a coupe looking yet four door hatch. Designed to seat four average sized adults in reasonable comfort – perfectly designed for work and social commutes.
The Aygo’s cheeky interior will appeal to the young at heart. It is fresh, cute and playful featuring two tone seats, an on board infotainment system and a pretty decent sound system.
The Aygo is driven by a 1.0l engine. As part of its fuel saving credentials the engine features three cylinders. The result? The Aygo is light at the fuel pumps and sounds like a mini Porsche. Perhaps the acoustic reference is a tad playful but it does emit a cute burble sound when pushed. I’m afraid it isn’t going to win any robot to robot shoot outs like a Porsche either - not unless you challenge your half asleep gran in her 2001 Daihatsu Charade. In the Aygo’s defence it wasn’t designed for that reason. What it was designed for, it does well.
The Aygo is priced to go at R140 000 as part of the package a three year/100,000km warranty and a five-year/ 90 000 km service plan. The new models are also supported by the ToyotaCare Roadside
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