The new Toyota Aygo went into production at the TPCA (Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile) factory in Kolin in the Czech Republic on the 27th May 2014.
Currently the joint venture plant, which was established in 2005, is set to produce around 1,000 cars a day, including the new Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1. It has benefited from new investment worth more than £175 million and 700 new jobs have been created.
The TPCA plans to produce more than 210,000 units a year, from which Toyota is targeting annual sales of more than 80,000 in 2015 to take an estimated six per cent share of the European city car (A-segment) market.
New Aygo is powered by a reworked version of Toyota’s three-cylinder 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine and will be offered with a choice of manual or new x-shift automated manual transmissions. Promising combined cycle performance figures are 74.3mpg and 88g/km CO2 emissions.
The new Toyota Aygo is set to go on sale on the 1st July from £8,595, we will be able to announce prices and specifications, very shortly.Published 9 June 2014