Cute looking Toyota Aygo X on measures 3700mm long
Remember the cool Aygo X Prologue concept car Toyota revealed earlier this year? It blurred the line between hatchback and a crossover given its small size and rugged look. Now that the 2022 Aygo X has been revealed in full, we have a better idea of what the small city crossover has to offer.
Compared to the concept, we're a little disappointed in terms of design. The production model still looks cute, but it doesn't have the aggressive styling from the Prologue. Granted concept cars often end up being toned down for production, we hoped Toyota would have at least kept the unique headlight design. Instead, the production model features more traditional LED headlights.
Aside from the headlight, the concept's design is mostly carried over into the production model – from the vertical taillights to the blacked rear quarter. There are loads of thick black cladding on the bumpers and wheel arches that make the Aygo X look like a proper rugged crossover. Toyota does describe it as a “new generation of accessible style and fun”. It does come with a retractable fabric roof, after all.
Inside, the funky design scheme continues. There's a large 9-inch touchscreen infotainment screen front and center with a uniquely styled dashboard and matching seats. Depending on the colorway customer choose, there are different colored accents inside the cabin.
The Aygo X uses the GA-B platform that also underpins the European-spec Yaris and the Yaris Cross. It measures only 3700mm long, 1740mm wide, and 1510mm tall. Meanwhile, the wheelbase has been stretched by 90mm to provide extra room for rear passengers. To give you an idea of how small it is, it's only a tad bit longer than the Suzuki Jimny, which measures 3650mm long.
Powering the Aygo X is a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder 1KR-FE engine that outputs 72 horsepower and 93 Nm torque. It's paired with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or Toyota's new S-CVT.
The chances of the Aygo X arriving in the Philippines are slim to none; we already have the Wigo here. But with that in mind, do you think Toyota Motor Philippines should offer a similar small crossover. They could even call it the Wigo X.