While US automakers like GM ponder whether or not our market is ready for an ultra-compact city car, in Europe, the segment's old news. Ultra-compact, easy on the wallet, and stingy with fuel, urbanites have a wide range of vehicles from which to choose. Toyota has a stylish entry in the Aygo, which is also sold in French guise as the Citroën C1 and the Peugeot 107. Named one of the UK's top 10 green cars of 2006, the Aygo is powered by a 67-horsepower 1.0L VVT-i 3-cylinder that gets over 60 mpg (Imperial gallons) in the combined cycle.
Last summer, the special-edition Aygo Black color and equipment package was released in the UK. This year, it looks as if Toyota GB is ready for a follow-up, unveiling the Aygo Blue, which joins the Aygo Black in the lineup. Like it's darker brother, the color is the overriding theme, with Lagoon Blue metallic paint, color-coordinated floormats, and blue accents on the dash and instrument panel, and Bluetooth connectivity (nice touch) all finding their way onto the spec sheet. Additional interior features are included, and the car can be further dressed up with optional packages that add items such as foglamps and alloy wheels. Pricing comes in at £7,995 for the 3-door and £8,245 for the 5-door.
Full details in the press release after the jump.
[Source: Toyota GB]
PRESS RELEASE: AYGO BLUE: A COOLER HUE FOR TOYOTA'S URBAN HERO
* Aygo Blue joins Aygo range
* High specification, including Bluetooth and air conditioning as standard
* Exclusive Lagoon Blue metallic paint and blue-themed interior
* On sale from 14 May, priced from £7,995
* New Aygo Style accessory pack available for Aygo+ and Aygo Blue
* Aygo range revised with deletion of Sport grade
NEW AYGO BLUE
Spring brings an addition to Toyota's Aygo range, the new Aygo Blue, a model that offers high specification and extra style.
Joining the established Aygo Black in the line-up, it expresses its blue theme in exclusive Lagoon Blue metallic paint, carpet mats and blue surrounds for the air vents and instrument panel.
Its true blue qualities extend to its high-tech specification, with the provision of Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free use of mobile phones.
And blue means cool, too, with air conditioning also provided as standard, with an integrated pollen filter and air recirculation function. A leather gear knob and a glovebox with lid completes the array of special features (this is also added to the specification of the Aygo Black model), but owners can go much further by choosing from a series of bespoke Aygo option packs.
These include a new Aygo Style pack, available for Aygo Blue and Aygo+ models, which provides front fog lamps, five-spoke 14-inch alloy wheels and chrome-effect front scuff plates.
Aygo Blue is available in both three and five-door body styles, priced from £7,995 on the road. The new Aygo Style accessory pack costs £600, including VAT.
AYGO RANGE REVISION
Toyota has revised the Aygo range to focus on customer preferences, deleting the Sport grade.
The revised line-up offers four grades - Aygo, Aygo+, Aygo Black and Aygo Blue – all powered by Toyota's remarkable three-cylinder 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine, with a choice of five-speed manual or optional MultiMode (M/M) transmission for an additional £500 (inc. VAT).