In perhaps the least surprising announcement of 2012 so far, Toyota has revealed they’ve given the Aygo a facelift for 2012. Which considering the same-under-the-skin Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 have had the same little fillip to keep sales moving ahead of new models in 2013, it would be rather surprising if the Aygo had been left out of this refresh.
Just like its PSA siblings, the Toyota Aygo gets a reworked nose, in the Aygo’s case to give it the latest Toyota family feel we’ve already seen on cars like the new Yaris. There’s a new bumper with a bigger air intake, new wheel designs, darker tints for the glass and the de rigueur LED running lights.
The extent of updates for the interior of the Aygo appears to be limited to a new finish for the dashboard and the same new steering wheel the C1 gets when optioned with the ESG ‘box, new surrounds for the dials and air vents and Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Under the bonnet the 2012 Aygo uses the same 3-cylinder engine as the current model, but just like its French counterparts the Aygo’s engine gets tweaked to deliver improved economy and reduced emissions. That means emissions in the Aygo also drop to 99g/km (for the manual model) and economy improves to 65.7mpg.
Frankly, we should really have just done one story for all three cars – the C1, 107 and Aygo – saying new nose, interior tweaks, less fuel, lower emissions. Job done.
2012 Toyota Aygo Facelift Photo Gallery
(10 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)