Toyota Aygo can become purely electricDecember 11, 2019
The stylish second-generation citycar, which appeared on sale in 2014, will acquire a successor in the face of an electric car.
At one time, Toyota launched Aygo to attract the attention of a young audience. This segment of the car market is still within the scope of the brand. This was in an interview with a foreign publication by Toyota Motor Europe CEO Johan Van Zil. Aygo, together with the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, is produced in a joint venture with the PSA Group in Czech Colin. The company is capable of producing 300 thousand cars annually, and this is far from the limit. At present, Toyota Aygo does not even have a hybrid modification, and this despite the fact that zero-emission zones have already appeared in many cities in Europe.
As Johan Van Zil noted, Aygo, which is positioned as a city car, can become electric.
Toyota is one of the few who develops a segment of subcompact cars in the European market. For 10 months of 2019, the Japanese brand sold 83,030 copies of Aygo in Europe, which was 3.7% higher than last year. According to experts, the electric Aygo can be viable in this niche, provided that the company competently builds a pricing policy.
In addition, in 2021 Toyota is going to offer Europeans three electric cars, including the EV version of the compact Lexus UX SUV. The two remaining “green” car innovations are electric modifications of the compact C-HR SUV and PSA minibus.
Meanwhile, details appeared about the new Toyota Wildlander, which debuted at the November Guangzhou Motor Show. In China, the novelty will appear in April next year.
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