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The Top Gear car review:Toyota AYGO

Overall verdict
Toyota unexpectedly goes radical: the resultant new Aygo works a treat.


Great looks, good to drive, decent refinement and build for a city car


Steering not as sharp as we'd like, too much body roll, ponderous upshift on auto


What is it?

Believe it or not, this is the brand new Toyota Aygo. Could you tell? It’s the first in the triplet of city cars produced by Peugeot (108), Citroen (C1), and Toyota, and the first – by our reckoning – to have been openly based on a Japanese cartoon. This is excellent.

The chief engineer of the new Aygo, David Terai, admitted he loved Astroboy growing up as a child, and so wanted something as easily identifiable – and exciting – as him. Hence the new ‘X’ face and more radical design compared to its conservative predecessor. It’s lower, longer and more rigid than before. It’s even got a double bubble roof for heaven’s sake.

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