Filed under: Budget , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota , Humor We love a good automotive-themed prank. R
Filed under: Budget , Hatchback , Mazda , Toyota As basic transportation goes, there’s not a lot to complain about with the Toyota Yaris . The five-door hatch (not to mention its JDM cousin, the Vitz) are due for upgrades, though, having toddled along in its current form since the 2011 model year. Now, we have what looks to be leaked images of the new Yaris, straight from a Japanese brochure. The next-gen Yaris was previewed in Frankfurt by the Yaris Hybrid-R Concept . Surprisingly, both the standard version and the RS (shown above) share a strong resemblance with the Frankfurt concept. That gaping lower intake remains, while a pointy, sharp front end shares a resemblance with the new Aygo city car (though the Yaris won’t have a giant X on its face like its smaller cousin). The lower intake is flanked by a pair of what we’re guessing are non-functional grilles, which house the fog lights. There are only a few small images of the rear of the car, which looks more like an evolution of the current five-door hatch. The interior looks rather racy, with a small, thick-rimmed, leather-wrapped steering wheel and black cloth seats with red contrast stitching. There’s a bright red button to the right of the steering wheel on this right-hand-drive JDM model, which could indicate the arrival of pushbutton start.
Filed under: Budget , Geneva Motor Show , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota Following the leaked pictures we showed you yesterday, we have the full battery of images and info of the all-new Toyota Aygo , in addition to our gallery of live photos from the floor of the Geneva Motor Show . Like its cousins from Peugeot and Citro
Filed under: Budget , Geneva Motor Show , Europe , Hatchback , Toyota , Peugeot , Citroën It almost made it, but images of the redesigned Toyota Aygo have leaked ahead of its official debut at tomorrow’s Geneva Motor Show . The new Aygo sports an aggressive look overall with a, um, mark on its face. That distinguishing design feature aside, we quite like the angular headlights and muscular overall look of this little city car. The gaping trapezoidal air intake make the Aygo look more substantial, while swollen rear wheel arches hint at something sportier than your standard commuter device. Sportiness, though, isn’t likely to be a big part of the Aygo. As it’s built on the same platform as the Citro
Filed under: Budget , Geneva Motor Show , Europe , Hatchback , Toyota , Peugeot , Citroën Just the other day, Peugeot took the wraps off the new 108 . But its new city car, like the 107 it replaces, doesn’t stand on its own. The 107 was a sister vehicle to not only the Citro
Filed under: Budget , Europe , Hatchback , Toyota , Misc. Auto Shows , UK The 2012 Toyota Aygo is here with better looks, better fuel economy and emissions and better equipment. It’s the supermini’s first serious overhaul since it was introduced in 2005, and it borrows some of its aesthetic chops from the recently unveiled 2012 Yaris . A bulldog-y stance is emphasized with a jutting lower front bumper with a wide trapezoidal opening, while the lines above have been slenderized. The carryover 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine has been tweaked for efficiency; its 67 horsepower and 69 pound-feet of torque remain the same, but rowing the five-speed manual will now get you 65.7 Imperial (54.7 U.S.) miles per gallon combined. You’ll also hear less of it and the transmission due to increased sound deadening. Trim options will include new hubcaps, seven exterior hues, a new unified finish on the instrument panel, and a new steering wheel backed by paddle shifters. It might look like just another tiny Eurocar, but the previous Aygo still earned the title of The previous Stig’s favorite car , and that’s a recommendation not to be trifled with. Pricing and other details will follow closer to its on-sale date, for now, there’s a press release after the jump with more info. Continue reading Toyota l’eggos updated Aygo Toyota l’eggos updated Aygo originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:29:00 EST.