City cars are cheap to buy, cheap to run, easy to drive and great cars for young drivers. But some of them are just plain boring and not so great to drive.

Luckily the latest generation of city cars come with lots of options for customisation so we can stamp a little of our personality onto our cars.

And underneath the flash exterior, you will find that small cars punch well above their weight in terms of comfort and driving dynamics.

The latest city car to arrive here. It’s the new Toyota Aygo. It’s available as a 3- or 5-door, it comes with a 1.0 litre 69bhp petrol engine and it’s priced from €12,625. How’s that for cheap and cheerful?

Believe me it is cheerful because in what must be a first for Toyota, they are joining the customisation crew like the Opel Adam, Mini and Citroen DS3 and soon to arrive Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1.

There are four customisation packs to choose from: OUTstand, OUTglow, INspire and INtense! There are a number of bits and pieces in and around the car that can be customised depending on what pack you go for.

You can change the colour of the ‘x’ part of the front grille, the ‘x-tension’ side panel above the wheel arch, the rear diffuser below the number plate at the back and front and rear bumper inserts. There are also roof stickers that can be added, choice of 18 different alloy wheel variants and you can even choose the colour of the alloy wheel centre caps.

Inside the colour of the air vent and gear knob surrounds and dash inserts can be customised.

How will you spec yours?