The new Aygo retains its iconic frontal ‘X’ signature, but it has matured from a two-dimensional graphic into a more powerful, three-dimensional architectural element. The distinctive new frontal design incorporates redesigned Keen Look headlamp clusters, with integral Daytime Running Lights (DRL) further reinforcing Aygo’s striking looks at first sight.
The lower section frames the front grille, emphasising the car stable stance and the agility inherent in a compact vehicle. At the rear, the new LED light guides give the citycar a sophisticated look and make the model instantly recognisable. The unique light signature creates the perception of a compact cabin above a wider lower bumper area, to emphasise the vehicle’s rear width and stability. The new exterior styling is completed with a choice of eight body colours, two of which are new –Rich Blue Metallic and, exclusive to the x-cite grade, Magenta Splash Metallic.
The addition of new 15” technical-look wheel caps and 15” alloys -with a design unique to each grade- further strengthens the premium looks of the new Aygo. On board, upgraded combimeter instrument graphics feature a more three-dimensional effect and a new illumination colour. A more premium Quartz Grey and Piano Black colour scheme has been adopted, and new seat fabrics have been created for most of the grades.
“The ‘X’ graphic is such a strong signature and an integral part of design that we absolutely needed to retain it. The main challenge for our team was to find a new and original way of visualising it while ensuring that it still expresses vehicle’s unique identity. The new interpretation of the ‘X’ needed to be iconic and original. On the one hand it has to be visually strong because it determines the car’s character and identity; on the other hand it can’t be too busy either. It needs to be a long lasting design, fresh from day one until the end of the vehicle’s lifecycle”, said Elvio D’aprile, Manager at Toyota Motor Europe’s Styling division.