Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Toyota Transformation; TOYOTA

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Toyota Transformation; TOYOTA

Article excerpt

IN one audacious move, the Toyota Aygo has been transformed from ageing also-ran into bold contender for class honours.

The oily bits aren't radically different, but the look and feel is a lot classier, there's a neat connected touchscreen system and the ability to personalise the car will attract younger buyers. The minuscule running costs have been left largely alone.

The cabin features instrument panel, centre console, air vent, shift knob and gear lever surround sections that can easily be changed. Even the X-shaped front grille, rear bumper insert, front bumper and alloy wheels can all be specified to suit.

Another area where the previous Aygo was showing its age, especially against its bigger brother the Yaris, was in the provision of multimedia systems. Consider that rectified at last. This Aygo is offered with Toyota's x-touch multimedia system, a fully-integrated 7in touchscreen.

It incorporates a rear view camera as standard and uses a five-function main menu, giving easy control of audio, phone, connectivity, vehicle and journey information functions. …

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