Toyota Aygo X-Cite Wears a Wolverine Costume

It must be fun to work for Toyota's marketing team now that they've got the Aygo. Of the three city cars that share this platform, it's the only one that wants to be childish and silly, with themes inspired by comics and Japanese manga.
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Since all Aygos have a big X shape at the front, somebody must have thought of the X-Men. And what better way to spruce up the first car many teens will be driving than with a Wolverine theme.

The 2016 Toyota Aygo X-Cite is not officially themed after the guy with chest hair and metal claws. But it certainly looks like it, right? The black should have been blue, but at least this way it can also mascarade as Bumblebee from Transformers (it wishes).

Toyota describes the X-Cite Special Edition as being "the most extrovert variant of the range." It's got a new shade of paint called Yellow Fizz and accents in glossy piano black for the bumpers, mirrors, and roof frame. Also new are the 15-inch 5-double-spoke alloy wheels with Bold Black colored center caps.

The interior hasn't been left out either and is as bright as a sneaker. Neon yellow inserts have been added to the doors, air vents, carpets, and the gear lever. Meanwhile, the center console, instrument panel, and gear lever surround feature Bold Black inserts.

For the record, this isn't a new car. The X-Cite was available in 2015 as well, but it was blue. The powertrain is also the same and consists of a 1-liter VVT-I three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 69 horsepower. You can have it with a manual or an X-shift automatic. We are not making this up!

Toyota says the littlest of its special edition cars will drink 3.8 liters/100 km and emit 88 grams of CO2, down from 95 grams in 2015. Deliveries will start in June, and every Aygo remains covered by a 5-year warranty. Prices change according to the market, but we found one in France for €13,200.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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