Designed and built in Europe, the Aygo is 100 per cent Toyota. Its design features familiar elements, such as the characteristic bulge around the Toyota badge on the bonnet and the triangular quarter light. Overall the Toyota Aygo's appearance projects a sporty and fun character, with a high quality finish and a comfortable interior.
This spirit is reinforced in the 2009 Toyota Aygo, with a re-sculpted front grille and bumper that emphasise the car's low centre of gravity, giving it a more ground-hugging appearance. The extended front bumper increases overall length by 10mm and allows for neater integration of front fog lights, when specified.
At the rear the rear lamp clusters have gained circular chrome detailing to accentuate their appearance, with a dark finish to the cover to match the look of the headlamps. There are also new-design wheel covers and 14-inch alloys.
On five-door versions the B-pillar is finished in black for a smarter, sportier look and colour side protection mouldings are introduced on the new Aygo Blue feature model.
The Toyota Aygo Black comes with new Alcantara and leather upholstery and leather trim for the steering wheel and gear knob.
Noise, Vibration and Harshness Improvements
True to Toyota's philosophy of kaizen - continuous improvement - Aygo's NVH levels have been reduced. Sound-absorbing felt has been added to the interior A and C-pillar trims; thicker, denser materials have been used for the package tray; and asphalt sheets have been added between the carpets and vehicle floor.
Under the bonnet, a new, damped engine pulley has been added to reduce vibration in the engine bay.
Aygo Blue and Aygo Black
In addition to the regular three and five-door Aygo and Aygo+, Toyota has introduced two new feature models for 2009.
The Toyota Aygo Blue puts the emphasis on comfort and convenience, with air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity provided as standard, plus an exclusive Cayman Blue metallic paint finish.
The Toyota Aygo Black ups the style factor with 14-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara and leather upholstery and leather trim for the steering wheel and gear knob, together with a black metallic exterior. This specification is available exclusively with manual transmission; further Aygo Black models with air conditioning added to the specification are available with a choice of both manual and MultiMode transmission.Published 2 February 2009