City Cars are becoming much more refined and you won’t have to be slumming it any more, this is particularly true of the Toyota Aygo…
UNTIL relatively recently, city cars were always seen as something of a short straw. Cheap, crude and about as comfortable as a penny farthing they represented motoring at its most basic level: essential transport and little much else.
Today of course all that has changed. In fact the Aygo also perfectly represents the change in attitudes towards small city cars.
With an impressive 760, 000 sales across Europe in the past nine years, Toyota has successfully kept the appeal of the Aygo fresh and relevant with continual updates and special-edition models in the wake of increased competition.
Model: Toyota Aygo
On sale: July 1
Price range: £8,595-£12,295
Engine: Petrol – 1.0-litre
Power: 0 to 60mph in 14.2 seconds, 99mph top speed
The year was 1987 and there was nothing I wanted more than the orange and yellow pedal car every kid down my road seemed to have – every kid that is, except for me. It had a high roofline and tiny wheels, much like the Toyota Aygo. The similarity is probably why I liked the Aygo at first glance. Now I’m old enough to be able to afford the anniversary edition of the Little Tikes Cosy Coupe, but I’m moved on to bigger and better things. I’m in the market for a living, breathing city car of my very own – possibly the Toyota Aygo 2014.
First impressions are everything, and the Toyota Aygo 2014 gets in good from the start. The car has a high seating position and good visibility, although the chunky C-pillar hamper vision a bit. The driver doesn’t need to
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