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2012 Toyota Aygo Details

(Tuesday 21 February 2012)

Toyota Aygo Fire.

As previously mentioned, the Toyota Aygo city car has been tweaked for 2012, one result being that (as with the closely related Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107) manual-transmission models now have an official CO2 rating of 99g/km, making them exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty and the London congestion charge.

There are four trim levels, of which the basic Aygo and the slightly better-equipped Aygo+ are the same as before. The pricing has been revised, though, and now ranges from £8495 to £9950 depending on trim level, number of doors and manual or MultiMode transmission.

In the upper half of the range there's the relatively sporty Aygo Fire, which gets 14" alloy wheels, front foglight, LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass, a revcounter and leather trim for the steering wheel and gearknob.

Air-conditioning is optionally available on the Fire, as it is on the Aygo+, but it's fitted as standard in the Aygo Ice, which also has part-leather, part-alcantara trim, a four-speaker audio system of greater power than on the cheaper models, a USB port and a Bluetooth connection.

The cheapest Ice and the manual Fire without aircon all cost under £10,000. Basic prices for all the others are into five figures but never extend beyond the £10,950 of the Fire five-door MultiMode with aircon.

You can still spend more, though, since Toyota is offering two option packs. One, for the Fire and Ice, is called Xtraprotected, somewhat to our regret, and it consists of rear parking sensors, mudflaps, carpet mats, a rear bumper protection plate and side protection mouldings.

The Ice, and only the Ice, is also available with the Style Pack, which includes rear chrome trim, aluminium scuff plates and a chrome exhaust pipe, or the Style Pack Plus, which is the same thing with the addition of 14" alloy wheels.

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Comments

No mention of hybrid version. Weren't Toyota going to introduce one throughout their range?

Thanks for the message. Toyota was talking about a full range of hybrids by 2020. There definitely won't be a hybrid Aygo in 2012.

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