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Power, Revolution? Toyota Aygo next will be a pure electric

According to some information coming to us from British media, the new generation of the Toyota Aygo suffer a major electrical revolution. The small supermini that is part of a nice family triplets leave behind their mechanical and combustion will become a pure electric.

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Toyota Aygo x-cite in yellow.

If we consider that between the release of the first and second generation of the Toyota Aygo spent almost ten years we think it's too early to start talking about the third generation of small supermini Toyota which, remember, share much more than their components the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108. and is that, according to published our friends AutoExpress, theAygo new generation will represent a genuine electrical revolution.

What we mean? Because it the new Toyota Aygo will bid farewell to the mechanical internal combustion to make way for an electric motor. So, it will be marketed exclusively as an electric car. However, to make the jump to the electric vehicle market with the next Aygo, Toyota break his agreement with the PSA Group.

Following a statement by Johan van Zyl, CEO and President of Toyota in Europe, has concluded that for the segment A, where the Toyota Aygo is the bet of the Japanese firm, bet for mechanical 100% electric instead of using the weighted Toyota hybrid technology. In addition, Zyl confirmed that already have some electrical testing prototypes Europe.

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Toyota Aygo x-cite in blue x-cyan

While the CEO of Toyota in Europe has been somewhat ambiguous on some issues when you have asked directly about the possibility that the new Toyota Aygo is electric and the collaboration agreement with the PSA Group breaks and for which the manufacturing costs are shared by the Aygo Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 in the same factory. By contrast, Gerald Killman, Head of Research and Development Toyota Europe has been very clear about this, leaving the door open to the launch of this small electric car.

"Clearly we see the possibilities of a Toyota Aygo power. However, only time will tell when it makes sense to launch a vehicle of this type. We are being very careful about the steps we are taking in what the electric car is concerned, but yes, we will develop it. "

Linda Jackson, Head of Citroën, has been questioned by the possibility that the trio of city cars make the leap to electric mobility or that the agreement with Toyota to break. In any case, Jackson has said that currently makes sense to launch an electric car for urban mobility small size and place as a second family car. Recall that the Toyota Aygo is currently available with a 1.0 liter engine VTT-i with a manual or automated manual.