In March of this year, Toyota confirmed that it will launch a new generation of the Aygo that will continue to rely on combustion power. At the time, the Japanese automaker was already testing prototypes of the new city car in winter conditions, and today we have new spy photos showing a test vehicle in sunny Europe.
The little Aygo isn’t ready to reveal much of its design, although the car is already being tested with the stock body, headlights and taillights. There is a bit of camouflage covering the lights on the front and rear, but we can see that the taillights will most likely retain the shape they have in the current model. Sweptback LED clusters can be expected up front.
Toyota previewed the production Aygo design with the X Prologue Concept and there are obvious similarities between the concept and the test prototype. The very short overhangs and the roofline at the rear, for example, show that there will be a strong visual connection between the production car and the design prototype. There had been rumors that the new Aygo could switch to a more crossover body style, but all the spy photos we’ve seen so far suggest that won’t be the case.
The new Aygo will be based on the GA-B architecture already used by the Yaris and Yaris Cross. The manufacturer wants to achieve a combined production of the three vehicles sharing a platform of around 500,000 units per year. In order to remain competitive in terms of price, the Aygo will be powered by economical combustion engines, as the development of an electric or hybrid city car would require much more money.
As work on the next generation Aygo continues, we hope to learn more about what goes on under the skin. Additionally, we hope we will know very soon when it launches in Europe, so stay tuned.