Getting word of another special edition from the UK isn't surprising, as we've grown almost numb from the carnival of Mazda, BMW and Citroën models that have been given a few extra gubbins for a few extra quid. But when the Union pairs a Toyota Aygo with Tabasco – as in, the legendary Louisiana hot sauce – consider our eyebrows raised. Except, that doesn't exactly appear to be what this is – it's the Toyota Aygo Tobasco. As in the alternate spelling for the pepper that makes up the hot sauce, not the condiment itself.

The Aygo+ Tobasco edition gets a choice of three colors: Orange Spice, Black or Dark Gray, and all come with orange side mirrors and door handles. Inside, orange is splashed all over, on the speedometer and tach, vents and door speakers. Orange upholstery is also on offer.

We don't know how much you have to love the pepper to check this box, but it's there if you're feeling saucy. It joins a suite of other upgrades for the tiny Aygo+ such as new seat trims and a new stereo. Hit the jump for the press release with the details.
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Wider choice of seat trims and special Tobasco edition for New AYGO 2012

• Wider seat upholstery choice for AYGO+ grade
• Special AYGO+ Tobasco launch edition features orange exterior and interior colour schemes, and bespoke seat trim
• Stronger, more dynamic styling with Toyota's new Under Priority design language
• CO2 emissions from only 99 g/km


The new AYGO goes on sale throughout Europe from early spring 2012. The AYGO+ grade offers a wider choice of interior trims. In addition to the standard Black fabric seat finish, optional Black & Blue fabric or Black Alcantara® upholstery is available.

A special AYGO+ Tobasco launch edition is available in Orange Spice, Black or Dark Grey body colours with eye-catching orange exterior mirrors and door handles. The interior features orange speedometer, air vent, door speaker and tachometer trim rings, and Black Alcantara® seats. Bespoke Dark Grey & Orange fabric upholstery is available as an option.

A new AM/FM/CD audio system incorporates Bluetooth hands-free calling, portable music player connectivity and control, and a multi-language display. The optional Connect navigation system combines practical features with a portable TomTom GPS system that folds seamlessly into a dashboard docking unit.

The new AYGO's stronger, more dynamic front design features a large, trapezoidal grille and a widened front bumper. New, integral foglamps and LED daytime running lights complete the Under Priority frontal signature of the new AYGO, giving it a wide stance and powerful road presence.

Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional, MultiMode transmission with paddle shift control, the AYGO's Euro V-compliant, 3-cylinder, 1.0 litre VVT-i petrol engine returns highly competitive fuel consumption figures, from just 4.3 l/100 km, and generates tax-efficient CO2 emissions as low as 99 g/km.

Designed and built in Europe, the new AYGO offers A-segment customers the ideal combination of driving enjoyment and interior roominess in the most compact possible package, at a competitive price and with outstandingly low ownership costs.


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      Tedenby_21
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny how the article starts off with 'we've grown almost numb from the carnival of Mazda, BMW and Citroën models that have been given a few extra gubbins for a few extra quid.' implying that there are so many different variants on one car, that it's nothing to shout about. Yet all of us Brits are constantly banging our heads against our desks as yet another Mustang version is released. They must be into the hundreds now! I bet some people would say 'you can't better perfection' in response to that but you'd honestly say that the Mustang is the perfect car? HA!
      Renaurd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota is trying to steal Fords grilles, like they stole the Prius technology. Does Toyota ever do anything only their own, no of course not, they just pilfer.
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          Renaurd
          • 3 Years Ago
          Because I want to *******, and everything I said was true.
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        JDM
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        @Renaurd
        Record Given the opportunity i would love to kick your ego. As an Iraqi war veteran I am proud to say we used Toyota tacoma and Hiluxs to carry out our operations. Our domestic crap feel apart. As far as technology Toyota was I'm the hybrid game before Ford. Now go brush your tooth and go to bed. And stay off our posts your little Turd. Also stop voting up your own comments jackaS$$.
          Renaurd
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JDM
          @JDM, You call me an ungrateful POS, yet you started this sh*t fight. Son, you don't know a damn thing about my military service, and I don't come on here to parade it. But let me say this, you aren't the only man that comes to this board that has served his country. You need to stand down, and you need to do it now.
          JDM
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JDM
          You ungrateful POS! I have friends that died so cowards like you have the freedom to belittle and criticize others who disagree with you. You're a real tough guy talking crap behind the annomit
          JDM
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JDM
          This definitely got out of hand. I was just trying to say that none of us should be criticizing or disrespecting one another just because of the cars we like. Yes, I like Toyota. I also happen to like many GM designs, and I respect Fords success. Anyway, I sincerely apologize. You’re right neither one of us are innocent. Thank you for your service to our country. Have a good night, and hopefully you good Easter. As always, Semper Fi!!
          Renaurd
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JDM
          I don't give a damn what war you were in, you don't know your butt from a hole in the ground. Now you take a hike azzhole.
          JDM
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JDM
          Sorry that post was meant for retard renerd or what ever he calls himself.
          Renaurd
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JDM
          You might want to check and see who started this thread jacka$$. And as for as kicking my ego, .....your worst nightmare f'face.
          Renaurd
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JDM
          @JDM, this is my last comment to this subject, if I have offended you or your service, I am truly sorry. I will ask you to go back and read your comments from the beginning, neither of us are innocent here. Yes I have served my country, in fact we might have met somewhere, can't ever tell, but you believe what you wish. This should not have, and was never intended to reach this point. Have a good Easter Soldier, ........... PS. I do have more than one tooth.
        Becky Sue
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Renaurd
        I'm not trying to start any wars but Ford settle in their case of hybrid infringement. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2010/07/18/paice-ford-settle-hybrid-patent-infringement-disputes/ Yes, Toyota settled too. But, Ford is also dealing with many other patent infringements. http://inventorsdigest.blogspot.com/2008/12/ford-loses-another-patent-battle.html And the latest one over My Ford Sync: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/08/ford-named-in-patent-infringement-case-over-sync-safety-systems/ Anyway, any large company is going to have these issues. Both sides need to understand that neither company is perfect. All manufactures will have recalls, and they all will have ups and downs.
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      David J. Bernstein
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stupid name for a dull car.
      Rob J
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would rather have this here in Canada than the "hip" and "cool" Scion iQ.
      Triumph675SE
      • 3 Years Ago
      This thing is the biggest POS Ever. It looks like scion went into the parts bin of there others cars and slapped this together....... What a waste of money!
        Leather Bear
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Triumph675SE
        You appear to be somewhat misinformed. Since the Aygo city car (along with the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 clones) is for European markets only, the likelihood that it shares any parts with North American-only Scions is unlikely. As for it being a POS, the British reports I've read have rated the Aygo/C1/107 quite highly in its class. Re the "Tobasco" name, part of my childhood was spent in the mid-'60s in Baton Rouge, LA. Because both of my parents we're working at the time, we had a Creole housekeeper than used to come in afternoons 3 days a week to baby sit us kids and get dinner started. My ongoing love for Creole and Cajun food started with her. One childhood memory sticks with me to this day. Helping her in the kitchen, she asked for some hot sauce for a dish she was making. I went to the pantry and retrieved the bottle of Tabasco kept there. She waved it away with a motion of her had and look of disdain and said, "Child, don'cha know that stuff's for tourists? Any good Louisiana cook'll be usin' Crystal and nuthin' else!" To this day, I keep a bottle of Crystal hot sauce (http://www.crystalhotsauce.com) in my pantry and reach for it often.
      caddy-v
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks just like the English bulldog we had that scared itself to death when he looked in a mirror. Rest in peace.
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      Allan Leedy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is the misspelling intentional? Some copyright or trademark issue? I wouldn't have thought a car could be confused with a sauce or a Mexican state. I'm calling it a mistake.
        kant
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Allan Leedy
        Not sure if this is intentional or not but I it almost certainly isn't due to copyright/trademark infringement. The mexican state and pepper don't have copyright/trademarks and the sauce could only claim infringement if toyota used "tabasco sauce edition" @Jonathon Ramsey "it's the Toyota Aygo Tobasco. As in the alternate spelling for the pepper that makes up the hot sauce, not the condiment itself." That's just flat out wrong. Tobasco is not an alternate spelling. It's a misspelling. The sauce gets it's name from the pepper. The pepper gets it's name from the mexican state. All three use the exact same spelling. Tabasco.
      Kyle Morrison
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wonder what that would be on our side of the pond.
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