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Aygo X unveiled

The Aygo X concept car

Aygo X unveiled

Aygo X unveiled

 

Toyota has set a bold new design precedent for the important A segment with the Aygo X concept car, designed by ED².

Based in Nice, France, ED² is Toyota’s European Design studio, and it was tasked with presenting a thoroughly modern iteration of the A segment, which Toyota has led in Europe for most of the 21st century. The design team was instructed to look at the segment with new eyes, to push the barriers and reimagine what the A segment could be for European customers.

“With the Aygo X prologue, I believe we’ve demonstrated that a small car can still be big and bold in personality”, says Ken Billes, Assistant Chief Designer ED².

Since Aygo characters have always been style conscious and demanding of flair and distinctiveness from their vehicle, these were key factors in the design of the Aygo X. From any angle, the Aygo X exudes a cheekiness that allows it to stand out in a crowd, but the sassy grin and ‘eyes’ of the wrap-around headlights are definitely a standout feature. 

Oversized wheels add presence to the Aygo X’s stance, while the design of the alloy rims make them seem to be moving even when the car is standing still.

Even the colour is bespoke, designed to hone in on the fiery, unique character of the Aygo X. Based on the chilli spice, ‘Sparkling Chilli Red’ was elevated a notch with the addition of a fine sprinkling of blue metallic flake into the paint, while a two-tone colour scheme adds a dynamic element to the vehicle’s profile. There are a host of other integrated features, such as the bicycle rack housed on the rear skid plate, and the roof rack, which accentuates the Aygo X’s profile.

The success of the Aygo X is even more striking considering the conditions under which it has been designed – despite Covid regulations, the ED² design team worked seamlessly from hand-sketching to digital sketch-modelling, to virtual reality simulations, 3D ‘speedshapes’, and finally to creating the final car itself.

“Everybody deserves a cool car. When I look at the Aygo X prologue, I’m really proud to say the ED² Team created exactly that. I’m excited to see it revolutionising the segment,” (Ian Cartabiano, President ED²).

 

 

 

 

 

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The Aygo X concept car

Aygo X unveiled

 

Toyota has set a bold new design precedent for the important A segment with the Aygo X concept car, designed by ED².

Based in Nice, France, ED² is Toyota’s European Design studio, and it was tasked with presenting a thoroughly modern iteration of the A segment, which Toyota has led in Europe for most of the 21st century. The design team was instructed to look at the segment with new eyes, to push the barriers and reimagine what the A segment could be for European customers.

“With the Aygo X prologue, I believe we’ve demonstrated that a small car can still be big and bold in personality”, says Ken Billes, Assistant Chief Designer ED².

Since Aygo characters have always been style conscious and demanding of flair and distinctiveness from their vehicle, these were key factors in the design of the Aygo X. From any angle, the Aygo X exudes a cheekiness that allows it to stand out in a crowd, but the sassy grin and ‘eyes’ of the wrap-around headlights are definitely a standout feature. 

Oversized wheels add presence to the Aygo X’s stance, while the design of the alloy rims make them seem to be moving even when the car is standing still.

Even the colour is bespoke, designed to hone in on the fiery, unique character of the Aygo X. Based on the chilli spice, ‘Sparkling Chilli Red’ was elevated a notch with the addition of a fine sprinkling of blue metallic flake into the paint, while a two-tone colour scheme adds a dynamic element to the vehicle’s profile. There are a host of other integrated features, such as the bicycle rack housed on the rear skid plate, and the roof rack, which accentuates the Aygo X’s profile.

The success of the Aygo X is even more striking considering the conditions under which it has been designed – despite Covid regulations, the ED² design team worked seamlessly from hand-sketching to digital sketch-modelling, to virtual reality simulations, 3D ‘speedshapes’, and finally to creating the final car itself.

“Everybody deserves a cool car. When I look at the Aygo X prologue, I’m really proud to say the ED² Team created exactly that. I’m excited to see it revolutionising the segment,” (Ian Cartabiano, President ED²).

 

 

 

 

 

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The Aygo X concept car