With the model forward for the A-section taking a peep bleak, it looks to be Toyota will turn the Aygo into a mini SUV to abet it live on
The prolonged proceed is rarely any longer taking a peep vivid for metropolis vehicles. ‘A-section’ vehicles remain nicely liked by patrons, nevertheless wafer-skinny revenue margins impact them no longer as much as good for manufacturers, significantly for the reason that rise of BEVs is going to impact minute, cheap vehicles rattling terminate to no longer probably in the terminate to future.
Even the Up and its VW Community chums – the first vehicles of different for many fresh drivers – won’t live on, nevertheless Toyota has pledged to stick it out. Its subsequent entry to the sector will probably be fair a little varied, although, judging by this fresh Aygo X Prologue notion. Toyota calls this ‘a fresh imaginative and prescient for the A-Section’.
Yep, it looks to be love the following Aygo will mosey all crossover on us. It’s a fine way to face out from the crowd provided that SUVs this minute aren’t truly a thing out of doors of Japan’s Kei automobile class, and bearing in solutions correct how ludicrously standard anything with a miniature develop in true high is proving straight away.
Production hasn’t been confirmed, nevertheless c’mon, it’s known as ‘Prologue’. Plus, we’ve known for a whereas that the Aygo became getting a successor despite the grim outlook for the A-section – we correct didn’t know it became to be a micro crossover. Reportedly it’ll be built on the GA-B platform frail for the greater Yaris, serving to Toyota minimize production costs. As with the present model and its Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 siblings, it’ll be made in Kolin, Czech Republic.
The Prologue X has some typically uncommon notion automobile details love 19-plod wheels (four inches greater than the splendid wheels suited for the sizzling Aygo) and flared arches. These will all be shorn from the production model, leaving one thing that looks love a snazzier model of the greater Yaris Corrupt.
Toyota hasn’t given any technical specs for the notion that, nevertheless any production automobile would nearly no doubt use a 1.0-litre inline-three petrol engine driving the front wheels exclusively. An non-compulsory all-wheel drive system love the one frail in the Yaris Corrupt would possibly perchance perchance perhaps be gripping nevertheless impractical – it’d impact the Aygo too expensive to neatly slot below its huge brothers.
The price will inevitably develop from the £12,690 starting level for the sizzling Aygo whereas closing nicely below the £16,184 charged for potentially the most more cost-effective Yaris. Ask to test a extra production-ready model sooner than the 300 and sixty five days is out.