The European arm of Toyota has confirmed production of a new crossover called the Aygo X.
It’s set to replace the current Aygo model that was introduced to European customers in 2014 and never made it to Australian shores.
The production-ready Aygo X is set to be revealed in November 2021.
But an Australian launch of the Aygo X isn’t planned at this point so don’t hold your breath.
“Designed and produced in Europe, for European customers, urban and suburban roads,” says Toyota Europe in its press release.
The Aygo X, with the ‘X’ pronounced as ‘cross’ according to Toyota Europe, will be built in the Czech Republic.
This production plant was founded as a joint venture between Toyota and PSA Group, which most recently produced the current Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 minicars.
All of these minicars were built using shared platforms, engines, transmissions and electrical components.
The PSA Group variants have also discontinued its minicar models as it has ended its city car tie-up with Toyota.
The powertrains that’ll be used in the Aygo X are yet to be revealed but petrol and hybrid powertrains are expected at launch.
We already know that the GA-B is capable of hybrid variants as it can be seen in the Yaris and Yaris Cross hybrids available in Australian showrooms.
In March 2021, Toyota Europe revealed its Toyota Aygo X Prologue, a concept model hinting towards the production model which is still yet to be seen.
Measuring up at 3700mm long on a 2340mm wheelbase, the concept is 240mm short and has 210mm less between its wheels than the Yaris hatchback on sale in Australia.
It has a greater ground clearance than the outgoing Aygo and has SUV design features such as skid plates, roof bars and black wheel-well cladding.
The pronounced wheel arches and the 19-inch wheels are expected to be toned down in the production model.
The rear end in particular, with the wheel arches and a glass boot lid surrounded by LED lights, appears to be keeping with what we’ve learned about Toyota’s upcoming electric design language.
See the RAV4-sized Toyota BZ4X as a reference of this all-electric design language.
“Toyota Australia is continuously looking at opportunities to expand the Toyota range however at this stage, there are no plans to introduce the Aygo X to the Australian market,” says a Toyota spokesperson.