Toyota has confirmed that the next-generation Aygo will be designed, developed and built in Europe. No date has been put on the new model, which bucks the trend of firms pulling out of the city car segment due to falling profitability. However, Toyota Europe boss Johan van Zyl said the Aygo will continue to be built in Kolín, the Czech Republic, after being designed and engineered in Brussels, Belgium.
The current Aygo is a sibling of the Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108, but no successors are planned for the PSA pair. Toyota will take control of Kolín in 2021 by buying its partner out of the joint venture, but production of the trio is likely to continue for some time after. A Toyota executive previously told Autocar that the third-generation Aygo could take other, “less traditional” bodystyles, such as a micro-SUV, in order to achieve the required economies of scale.
Next 2022 Aygo may take a strong SUV influence