Aygo Tobasco

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.