Wherever you go, Aygo

DRIVEN: Toyota Aygo

Last weekend I got the chance to road test, and review, the Toyota Aygo in sunny Johannesburg. Let’s get the nitty-gritty figures, and information, out the way and then I can get into my thoughts about the small hatch.

Toyota Aygo Rear End

 

159 000 of your hard-earned South African Rands would be needed to get yourself the 1 litre, three cylinder, 5-speed manual Aygo. Air-conditioning comes standard along with a Bluetooth, USB Port and AUX input on a (great) on-board computer radio system. You also get four speaker stereo system which is more than decent.

My thoughts

The small, one litre, engine packs quite the punch. It is perfect for inner city drivers which offers a firm – but comfortable – ride. To be honest, in the city, at low speeds, it performs almost as well as a 1.2 or 1.4 litre engine. Between the speeds of 45-100 km/h it would definitely compete with the bigger engines. On the inclines however, it performs like Joe Allen’s Liverpool career; a load of potential which fades into mediocrity and a sense of frustration on what could have been. Continue reading “Wherever you go, Aygo”