New Toyota Aygo engines, prices and specs

The new Toyota Aygo will feature a more economical 1.0-litre petrol engine

The new Toyota Aygo made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014 and we can now bring you news on the latest addition to its engine range. Toyota has confirmed the car will reach showrooms on the 1 July, with prices starting at less than £8,000.

The entry-level model will usually be priced at £8,595, but to encourage buyers Toyota has cut £600 from the price.

From launch the car will be available with the same 1.0-litre petrol engine that first appeared in the original 2005 Toyota Aygo. However, engineers at Toyota have now updated it for better fuel efficiency. They’ve tweaked many of the engine’s parts and rigorous testing has shown that the engine can now do an impressive 68.8mpg, while emitting just 95g/km of carbon dioxide.

A pair of other 1.0-litre engines will also be offered, boasting impressive fuel economy and emissions as low as 89g/km.

The new Toyota Aygo shares its engine, windscreen and front doors with the new Peugeot 108 and new Citroen C1, but the rest of the car will conspire to give the Aygo its own unique character.

Customisation will be key for the new Aygo, with Toyota allowing owners swap bumper, wheel and interior parts. Stripped-down Aygos will be delivered to the UK, where the cars will then be tailored to their new owners’ tastes. The result will be delivery times as short as a week, despite the high levels of customisation available.

Basic Toyota Aygo x and x-play trims make up the standard range, but the exclusive customisation options will only be available on the latter. Special edition x-cite and x-clusive trims will also be available from the Toyota Aygo’s July 2014 launch.

Those after a Toyota Aygo with even more personality will want to wait for the Toyota Aygo x-wave convertible model, which is due out early next year. It gets a clever folding fabric roof, part-leather seats and two interior styling packs. Toyota is remaining tight-lipped about what you get with the styling packs, but we’ll find out more closer to the car's on sale date.

Equipment and options are likely to improve from the current car, too, with Toyota revealing that each Toyota Aygo will include hill start assist and USB input for mobile phones and MP3 players.

One of the car’s more advanced gadgets is a seven-inch touch screen, which is standard on x-wave trims and optional on all others. This allows you to control the rear-view camera and stream music through Bluetooth connectivity. You can also control some of your smartphone’s apps through the clever MirrorLink connectivity function.

There should be plenty of room inside to enjoy these features because interior space in both three and five-door models is bigger than the current Toyota Aygo. Boot capacity is now 168-litres, which although not huge, represents a 29-litre increase over the old Aygo.

The entry-level Aygo x costs between £8,595 (less the £600 discount) and £8,995, while the Aygo x-play costs from £9,795 to £10,895. The top of the range car, x-pression costs between £10,995 and £12,095.

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