Edgy Aygo for the ur­ban jun­gle

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THE all-new edgy Toy­ota Aygo made its first lo­cal public ap­pear­ance be­fore a crowd of 18 000 at the Red Bull X-Fight­ers event held at the Union Build­ings in Tsh­wane last Satur­day.

Fea­tur­ing bold styling and in­cor­po­rat­ing a prom­i­nent “X” mo­tif in the front grille, which ex­tends up­wards to the A pil­lar and side mir­rors to cre­ate a unique iden­tity and strong road pres­ence, the new Aygo is no shrink­ing vi­o­let. The re­sult is a de­cid­edly cheeky, five-door hatch that ex­udes a sporty, youth­ful and en­er­getic im­age, and is per­fectly suited to con­quer the ur­ban jun­gle.

Un­der the bon­net lurks a char­ac­ter­ful 51 kW, 1,0-litre three-cylin­der en­gine with the best ther­mal prop­er­ties in its class. It’s good for a sub 15-sec­ond 0-100 km/h sprint time and in­cred­i­ble fuel econ­omy — just 4,4 litres per 100 km in the com­bined cy­cle.

With­out giv­ing away too much, the new­comer gets the Full Monty treat­ment when it comes to spec­i­fi­ca­tions, boast­ing stan­dard fea­tures such as dis­play au­dio, Blue­tooth func­tion­al­ity, au­to­matic door lock, front power win­dows, air con­di­tion­ing and a full suite of safety kit.

Lo­cal in­tro­duc­tion of the com­pet­i­tively priced Aygo has been con­firmed for Oc­to­ber, with full spec­i­fi­ca­tion de­tails to fol­low prior to mar­ket in­tro­duc­tion.

PHOTO: QUICK­PIC

The Toy­ota Aygo.

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