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New Toyota Aygo X prologue concept revealed

This is the new Toyota Aygo X prologue, a design study concept to give a new perspective on the city car segment. Pronounced ‘cross’ prologue, this concept aims to add even more boldness and spice to the Toyota Aygo, a model which is has been consistently recognised for its bold, stand-out design in the A-segment class.

Building on a style icon

Appealing to a style-conscious audience, Aygo’s lively character and engaging driving dynamics have attracted many new European buyers to Toyota. But its stand-out qualities depend on always keeping ahead of the competition. More than ever, new Toyota customers are looking for flair, distinctiveness and the chance to make a personal statement. ED2 set out to design a car specifically for them, building on Aygo’s position as a style icon in its segment.

Adding spice to the segment

The Aygo name has always symbolised personal freedom and mobility. With the Aygo X prologue, a cheeky, mischievous element is added to the mix. It’s just as much fun, but with an added edginess. It expresses its attitude from every angle, with a strong personality and even stronger stance. With the size of the wheels bumped up, the driver enjoys a higher eye-point for better visibility and the car has improved clearance for whatever the road might bring.

Styled to stand out

The Aygo X prologue’s mischievousness stands out, whether viewed from the front, rear or side. A bi-tone execution creates a graphic profile that grabs the attention on the street, emphasising the car’s readiness to leap forward. A new, wedged roofline also increases the dynamic feeling and stronger sporty image. Set lower to the ground, the large grille, fog lights and skid plate all build on a hexagon design theme and show that this is a car that’s ready to go, anywhere.

There are further features that are practical and appeal to the free-spirited. A rear skid plate has a bicycle holder mount for those who want to escape from the everyday, while the door mirror houses an action camera for capturing and sharing special moments of exploration.

An integrated roof rack accentuates the car’s profile and creates a visual link with the hexagonal tail lights – a subtle reminder of Aygo’s design essence.

Colours of emotion

In life, colours are central to our emotions; this is also true for the Aygo X prologue. To bring the “spicy” concept to life, certain ingredients presented themselves, foremost among them chilli, ginger, wasabi and black pepper, with chilli the spiciest of them all. Using a bi-tone finish provided a further invitation to take colour balances to another level, while a fine sprinkling of metallic blue flakes in the paint adds a dazzling effect that makes the colour fully deserving of its name Sparkling Chilli Red.

“I am a customer as well as a designer, so I helped design the Aygo X prologue to be the car that I wanted, for me,” said Momoko Otawara, Colour and Finishing Designer at ED2.

Toyota Aygo X prologue