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Fiat Punto Slapped With Zero Stars In Euro-NCAP’s Latest Safety Ratings 13
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulietta, BMW 6-Series GT, Dacia Duster, DS3, EuroNCAP, Fiat, Fiat Grande Punto, Fiat Videos, Ford C-Max, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stinger, Kia Stonic, Opel Karl, Toyota Aygo, Toyota Yaris, video on 12 13th, 2017


The Fiat Punto became the first model to receive a disappointing zero-star safety rating by Euro-NCAP.

The ageing Italian supermini has been on sale since 2005 and the new results reveal that it’s outclassed by every car tested in recent history, making it Euro NCAP’s first car ever to be awarded with zero stars.

The Fiat Punto managed to score two stars in adult and child occupant safety and pedestrian protection but the lack of driver assistance and crash avoidance systems brought its total score to zero.

“This is perhaps the strongest example of a manufacturer continuing to sell a product that is well past its best-before date, at the expense of the unsuspecting car buyer. We would urge consumers to check our website for the latest ratings and to choose cars with the most up-to-date five-star ratings, many examples of which we have seen in 2017”, Euro NCAP Secretary General, Michiel van Ratingen said.

The European New Car Assessment Programme updated the ratings of several recently facelifted models to allow consumers making a fair comparison to new cars. These included the Toyota Yaris, the Toyota Aygo, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max, the Opel Karl, the DS3 and the Fiat Punto.

With the exception of the Toyota Yaris which kept its five-star rating, most of the other models dropped to three stars in this year’s safety tests. The Toyota Aygo scored four stars with the optional safety equipment.

The safety organization also tested new models, awarding five stars to the Hyundai Kona, the Kia Stinger, the new BMW 6-Series and the Jaguar F-Pace. Three stars were awarded to the MG ZS SUV, the second-gen Dacia Duster and the Kia Stonic, which scores five stars when fitted with the optional safety equipment.

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Toyota Gets X-Cited While Launching This New Aygo Edition In UK From £12,520 27
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo, UK on 06 27th, 2017


Toyota have made yet another addition to their Aygo family by introducing the new X-Cite special edition in the United Kingdom.
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Toyota X-Claim Limited Edition Completes The Aygo Family In UK 31
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Galleries, new cars, prices, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo, UK on 05 31st, 2017


British consumers on the lookout for a new city car can now go ahead an order the Toyota Aygo X-Claim.
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Toyota Luxes Up Aygo With ‘X-Clusiv’ Edition 11
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, prices, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo, UK on 02 11th, 2017


Prices for Toyota's updated top-of-the-line Aygo x-clusiv are set at £13,035 and £13,735 respectively for the five-speed manual and x-shift automatic version.
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2017 Toyota Aygo Gets New X-Press And X-Style Models 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo, UK on 12 21st, 2016


X marks the spot for updates in the Toyota Aygo family, which has gained two new members for the 2017MY,  the X-Press and X-Style.
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Suzuki Celerio Tops List Of Best First Cars To Own For New Drivers 9
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Citroen C1, Dacia Logan, Dacia Sandero, Nissan Micra, Nissan Note, Peugeot 108, Reports, Seat-Ibiza, Study, Suzuki Celerio, Suzuki Swift, Toyota Aygo, UK on 12 9th, 2016


According to research conducted by HPI, a fifth (21%) of UK motorists have paid more for a vehicle than its true value.
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Toyota Does Its Best To X-Cite Italy With Aygo Yellow Edition 13
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in new cars, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo, Toyota Europe on 10 13th, 2016


Toyota has rolled out a new special edition of its Aygo city car, but this one is exclusive to the Italian market.
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Next-Gen Toyota Aygo Could Be Offered Solely As An EV 13
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo on 10 13th, 2016


Toyota's next-generation Aygo may be offered solely as an electric model, Auto Express reports.
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Toyota Aygo Gets X-Cited For European Launch 28
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo on 04 28th, 2016


Toyota has prepped a new X-Cite Special Edition of the new Aygo, which packs a few exterior and interior upgrades on top of the standard A-segment car.
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Toyota Aygo Gains New X-Clusiv Range-Topper In UK 17
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo, UK on 02 17th, 2016


The Toyota Aygo family has gained a new member, called X-Clusiv, equipped with numerous features on the outside and in the cabin.
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Toyota Adds Safety Sense Features To Aygo & Yaris Models 5
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Aygo, Toyota Yaris on 08 5th, 2015


After its first introduction in the latest Avensis and Auris models, Toyota’s Safety Sense found its way into the smaller Aygo and Yaris city cars.
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