Toyota’s most compact crossover prepares to enter the market

Toyota’s most compact crossover prepares to enter the market


Toyota is giving us some information on the successor to the Toyota Aygo. The new smallest Toyota is expected to be built in the Czech Republic and therefore remain an entirely European product.

Toyota has been operating in the A-segment for several months now. The Japanese brand has yet to name the successor to the current second-generation Toyota Aygo, but the latest announcement includes terms such as “new model in segment A,” suggesting a name change. This is not surprising, since the new Aigo differs in many ways from its predecessors and no longer shares technology with the outgoing Peugeot 108 and Citro? N C1.

Big changes in the database are not expected, because the French-Japanese trio already has mostly Japanese stuffing. Nonetheless, Toyota is using the new situation as an opportunity to lift its little one onto its own TNGA platform, the foundation on which the rest of the lineup now rests. In particular, this concerns the GA-B version of this platform, with which Aygo becomes the technical brother of Yaris.

This does not mean at all that the smallest Toyota, the prototype of which is the Aygo X Prologue concept, will necessarily be a hybrid, because in this segment, of course, it is mainly about minimal costs. However, the Yaris is also available with a 72 horsepower 1.0 VVT-i engine, which is well suited to the A-segment.

Toyota confirms that the new Aygo, like its predecessors, will be produced at a plant in the Czech Republic, in which French brands no longer have a stake. The plant is already ready to produce TNGA-based vehicles, the brand said. Thanks in part to the successor to Aygo, Toyota is hoping for significant growth in Europe and wants 1.5 million Toyota sold annually in the Old Continent by 2025.

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