The Toyota Ego gets a facelift for the 2022 model year and has received an additional letter to indicate the changes. Now called the Aygo X, it’s bigger than the small hatchback it was two generations ago with an extra ground clearance.
That said, the Aygo X is still an urban crawler, but that doesn’t mean the Moose test standards will be lowered for a city car. How did the new Toyota hatchback fare in the dreaded Moose test? As Spain has done. km77.com, The Toyota Aygo X failed to meet the aforementioned safety check standards.
At the benchmark speed of 77 km/h (47.8 mph), the Aygo X failed to complete the tricky maneuver. As seen in the video embedded above, the understeer was quite pronounced, causing the hatchback to fail to return to its lane. In a real-world scenario, the hatchback would be able to avoid a sudden bump in the road at 77 km/h but it’s at risk of hitting oncoming traffic because it’s unable to get back on track.
Notably, the Ego X isn’t a powerful vehicle, with its three-cylinder engine making just 72 horsepower (54 kW) and 69 pound-feet (93 Newton meters) of torque.
The results were similar with other speeds; The EgoX’s fastest attempt to hit a cone without hitting a cone was 70 km/h (43.5 mph), well below the channel’s benchmark speed.
According to the presenter, the Aygo X’s ESC reacted slowly so there was no drop in speed as it initiated the maneuver, which meant less traction. The Ego X was also using a set of Michelin E-Primacy tires that focus on performance, ergo, poor grip performance when needed. These two factors resulted in Aygo X’s failure to pass km77.com’s moose test.