Driven: 2022 Toyota Aygo X Is A City Car With Altitude


The Toyota Aygo X is city car with altitude. No, that’s not a typo. The X, which is pronounced “Cross”, takes the familiar Aygo city car recipe and gives it a crossover twist, adding chunky body cladding and extra ground clearance. But is there any substance to that crossover revamp, or is the new name and ride height merely distracting us from the car’s faults? We grabbed the keys to find out.

The previous two generations of Aygo shared a body, interior and running gear with the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 (and later 108) and have been particularly popular with young drivers in Europe. But it’s become harder to make the business case for low-cost cars now that buyers and regulators expect them to contain so much comfort and safety equipment that eats into the profit margin, so the French firms ducked out this time, leaving Toyota to go it alone.  » Read More