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Toyota Aygo
Toyota Aygo
Automotive industryToyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile Czech
Production2005-present
Car classificationCity car
Internal combustion engine1.0 L 1KR-FE Straight-3
1.4 L Ford DLD engine HDi Diesel Straight-4
Wheelbase2340 mm (92.1 in)
Length3405 mm (134.1 in)
Width1615 mm (63.6 in)
Height1465 mm (57.7 in)
Curb weight890 kg (1962 lb)
RelatedPeugeot 107
Citroën C1

The Toyota Aygo (pronounced [ˈaɪ goʊ], Japanese language Romanization of Japanese) is a City car sold since 2005. All Aygos are built at the new factory of the TPCA Joint venture (Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile) in the city of Kolin, Czech Republic. The Aygo was first displayed at the 2005 Salon International de l'Auto de Genève. The name "Aygo" comes from "i-go"[1], symbolising freedom and mobility [2].

The decision to make these cars was made on July 12, 2001, when the presidents of Toyota and PSA Group, Fujio Cho and Jean-Martin Folz respectively, decided to produce a small car to share development costs. This project was called B-Zero. The Peugeot 107 and Citroën C1 are Rebadged versions of the same car.

The Aygo's starting price is €8,500 (£6,845 UK on the road price). The main difference between the Aygo and its siblings is in the interior equipment, badges, logos and easily recognizable the rear end of the car. The planned production is 300,000 cars annually - 100,000 cars per brand. Sales began in July 2005 and the car is available as a three or five-door hatchback. There are two engines available, a 1.0 L three-cylinder engine rated at 68 bhp (51 kW), and a 1.4 L HDi diesel I4 engine rated at 54 bhp (40 kW).The Aygo has a 4-star EuroNCAP rating.

The Aygo was used on BBC's Top Gear (current format) in a giant match of Association football, showcasing its maneuverability. The Top Gear presenters deemed the Aygo and its Peugeot and Citroën counterpoints to be brilliant town cars.

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Specifications


  • Wheelbase: 2340 mm (92.1 in)
  • Length: 3405 mm (134.1 in)
  • Height: 1465 mm (57.7 in)
  • Dry weight: 790 kg (1742 lb)
  • Curb weight: 890 kg (1962 lb)
  • Turning circle: 9.46 metres (372.4 in)
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-independent torsion beam Rear suspension with coil springs

Emissions and consumption


Gasoline / AYGO 3 & 5-door 1.0 VVT-i 5-speed Man & M/M

  • Urban: 56.5 miles per imperial gallon (5.00 L/100 km; 47.0 Convert/fourmregb)
  • Extra-urban 68.9 miles per imperial gallon (4.10 L/100 km; 57.4 Convert/fourmregb)
  • Combined: 61.4 miles per imperial gallon (4.60 L/100 km; 51.1 Convert/fourmregb)
  • CO2 emissions: 109 g/km
  • 0-100 km/h: 14.2 seconds
  • Standing 1/4 mile 19.50 s
  • Top speed 157 km/h (98 mph)

Diesel / AYGO 3 & 5-door 1.4L Diesel 5-speed Man

  • Urban: 53.3 miles per imperial gallon (5.30 L/100 km; 44.4 Convert/fourmregb)
  • Extra-urban 83.1 miles per imperial gallon (3.40 L/100 km; 69.2 Convert/fourmregb)
  • Combined: 68.9 miles per imperial gallon (4.10 L/100 km; 57.4 Convert/fourmregb)
  • CO2 emissions: 109 g/km[3]

Engines


  • 1.0 L 1KR-FE (998 cc) Straight-3, 12 valve, DOHC, 68 PS (67 hp/50 kW) and 69 ft·lbf (94 N·m)
  • 1.4 L Ford DLD engine (1398 cc) HDi (Delphi Common rail) Diesel Straight-4, 8 valve (Hydraulic lash), SOHC, turbo charged (Borg-Warner, KP35), Non-intercooled, 55 PS (54 hp/40 kW) and 96 ft·lbf (130 N·m). The diesel engine option has been discontinued from the Aygo range

'Aygo Crazy' concept

In 2008, Toyota created a driveable one-off concept car based on the Toyota Aygo. Named the Aygo Crazy, it will be unveiled to the public at the British International Motor Show in London, before appearing at other UK-based motor shows during the summer.[4]

Aygo Crazy has a rear mounted 1.8 litre VVTi engine from the Toyota MR2 and Celica, mated to an MR2 five speed gearbox and fitted with a Toyota Motorsport Turbocharger conversion. The manufacturer claims the engine produces 197 bhp (147 kW; 200 PS) at 6,700 rpm and 177 lb·ft (240 N·m) torque at 3,400 rpm.

Weighing just 1,050 kg (2,315 lb) , this gives it a 0-62 mph sprint time of 5.75 seconds and a theoretical top speed of 127 mph (204 km/h), though the latter has not been tested. Unlike the standard Aygo, it has no driver aids, power steering or anti-lock brakes but its Rear wheel drive layout helps traction under heavy acceleration.

Exterior modifications include wider arches to accommodate the one inch of extra track, 17-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company tyres and a carbon fibre rear spoiler designed for the 200 mph (320 km/h) American Champ Car series.

Suspension is from the MR2, with adjustable Tein shock absorbers and MacPherson strut front and rear. To cope with the extra power, Toyota upgraded the standard 247 mm (9.7 in) front brake discs to a 328 mm (12.9 in) Brembo conversion, with 280 mm (11.0 in) ventilated rear discs replacing the 200 mm (7.9 in) drums normally found on the Aygo. An uprated Helix clutch is also used.

The interior features a partial Roll cage for extra chassis stiffness and driver protection. Two specially designed sports seats, trimmed in red and black, and a suede-rimmed Sparco steering wheel complete the race-inspired look.

Toyota claims the Aygo Crazy cost £100,000 to build.[5]

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