2015 Toyota Aygo Gets First Drive Test

Toyota Aygo 1 photo
Photo: Autocar
The all new Toyota Aygo is set to go on sale this summer. Until then, only a few pre-production models have been released for media testing and photoshoots.
Among the first to get behind the wheels of the new Aygo were the guys over at Autocar and they say the car really feels more fun to drive than the outgoing model. That was our biggest concern, as we wanted this city car to fell as sporty and joyful as it looks.

Speaking about the looks, Toyota decided to make its product very different from the other two French cars in the joint project, the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1. If the last models were pretty much identical, now the only two things reminding you of the joint development are the front doors and windshield surround. The interior might be similar with the French’s but Toyota gave the possibility to customize it with any color you like via detachable glossy plastic trims.

Engine offer narrows to only one unit so far - a 1-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine making 69hp and mated to a five-speed single-clutch robotized automatic or a manual five-speed transmission.

If you want to get the maximum amount of fun, Autocar suggests the classic manual gearbox, as the robotized automatic is still laggy and will spoil the ride. The stiffer body shell along with the quicker steering and a rejuvenated suspension is said to make the car pretty nimble. Still, push it too far around the bends and you might get some three-wheeled action though.

via Autocar
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