Toyota Aygo X city car to become brand’s sixth SUV in Europe

Remember the striking little red and black Toyota Aygo X Prologue concept car shown earlier this year? Toyota Europe has confirmed the production model Aygo X (pronounced cross) will begin from November this year.

The transition of the Toyota Aygo X from a compact hatchback to a crossover / SUV means this will be the sixth of such body type offered in Europe. The company recently added the Toyota Yaris Cross which is already a very compact crossover / SUV roughly the size of a Perodua Ativa. For reference, the second-generation Toyota Aygo is even shorter than our Perodua Axia!

Other SUVs offered in Europe are the RAV4, C-HR, Land Cruiser and the Highlander. With Toyota calling it an urban crossover, expect the new Toyota Aygo X to have decent ground clearance and not just a crossover bodykit such as the Perodua Axia Style as well as the Proton Iriz Active.  

Similar to the new Toyota Yaris for Europe and Japan, the new Toyota Aygo X will be built on the TNGA GA-B platform. Wholly-developed locally in Europe by themselves, the Toyota Agyo X project team studied the current and future life in urban and suburban environments to produce a compact crossover unique to the A-segment.

In ASEAN, we have the Toyota Yaris X-Urban trim. Toyota Thailand went as far as fitting taller springs and dampers! More about the jacked-up Yaris here.

The Toyota Aygo, classified as a city car by the locals, has been proven to be a success in Europe thanks to its youthful and fun character. The previous two generations of the Aygo model were a joint-project with Citroen and Peugeot, and since the formation of Stellantis with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PSA Group is ending the project with Toyota and instead base their next-generation city cars off the platform of a Fiat 500.

Similar to the current generation, the new Aygo X continues to be manufactured at the Toyota Kolin facility in the Czech Republic, a plant that also produces the Toyota Yaris and PSA Group’s pair of Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 city cars.

With the continued strong demand for crossover body types around the world, could we be expecting more from Kia through a new Picanto Cross? Or a new Citroen C1 Aircross and Peugeot 1008?

With the strong demand for crossovers and SUVs in USA, it is a delight to hear Acura is making the sporty Integra a five-door fastback model. Take a look at the sketch here.      


Toyota Aygo X Prologue concept car


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