The Toyota Aygo is a budget car if ever there was one. The minicar (many of you would call it a nanocar) was introduced in 2005, together with the identical -give or take a few details- Peugeot 107 and Citroën C1. All of them coming from the same factory in the Czech Republic.
No less than 68 fuel-sipping yet utterly dependable horses are unleashed from a 998 cc, three-cylinder engine. Somehow it just sounds more powerful if you say 1.0 12v VVT-i. But keep in mind that the registered curb weight of this Lil’ Toyota is only 805 kg (1,775 lbs).
For comparison reasons: the Mini One has a 90 hp, 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine and weighs 1,040 kg (2,293 lbs). Now you can do the math for the power-to-weight ratios.
And finally, the Dutch list prices of this duo, back in 2005 and 2009: € 22,288 vs € 10,564. With two extra doors to boot for the bluest.