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Toyota Aygo X, 2021, front
Toyota Aygo X, 2021, rear
Toyota Aygo X, 2021, nose
Toyota Aygo X, 2021, tail
Toyota Aygo X, 2021, overhead
Toyota Aygo X, 2021, interior

TOYOTA has revealed details about its Aygo X urban crossover which will be arriving in the next few months.

Designed specifically for European markets, the Aygo X follows on from other crossovers in the Japanese car maker's line up such as the Yaris Cross.

It replaces the Aygo city car - which was built as a joint venture by Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen - and sits some 50mm higher.

At 3.7 metres long, it is also 23.5cm longer and comes with dynamic SUV-style designs with a city-friendly turning circle of 4.7 metres.

Cargo capacity is increased by 60 litres to 231 litres and the car will be powered by a 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol engine developing 71bhp.

Maximum cargo space is 829 litres.

A five-speed manual gearbox is standard while a CVT transmission will be available as an option.

Performance figures are a top speed of 98mph with a 0 to 62mph acceleration time of 15.6 seconds with an official fuel return of 60mpg from its nine gallon tank. Emissions are rated at 109g/km.

True to its SUV styling, the Aygo X has a high driving position and will be available with a retractable canvas roof which Toyota is claiming as a first in the small crossover segment.

A nine-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dash allows for smartphone connectivity which gives access to a range of apps while higher grade models will have cloud-based systems for more information including navigation.

LED lights are standard fit and the Aygo X comes with a full range of safety features such as pedestrian detections, adaptive cruise control and lane tracing as well as a driver fatigue monitor and Toyota's pre-collision system.

Prices are still to be announced but are likely to start from just below £15,000 when the Aygo X arrives in 2022.


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