Aston Martin Cygnet: supermini based on Toyota iQ

by Ionut Dragomir

Aston Martin CygnetAston Martin is all about luxury performance cars. Now this British company is working on something that is hard to believe at first: luxury small city car called “Cygnet”.

This small Aston Martin is based on the Toyota iQ and offers the same 3+1 seating.

It will have an Euro NCAP five-star crash safety rating and will use the same 1.0-liter or 1.3-liter engine found in the iQ. Yes you heard it right, an Aston Martin with a 1.0-liter engine.

According to the press release ‘Cygnet’ concept represents a creative, environmentally conscious solution, being small, yet with presence – and highly fuel efficient, now combined with the prestige of Aston Martin’s luxury brand ownership.

Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “Now is the right time for Aston Martin to take this first bold step to embark on this special project – made possible with the support of an organization of Toyota’s stature and capability and the intelligent design and perfect city car package of the iQ.”

“Much work is still required, but I am confident that this project could become reality in the not too distant future. This concept – akin to an exclusive tender to a luxury yacht – will allow us to apply Aston Martin design language, craftsmanship and brand values to a completely new segment of the market.”

Rumor is that “Cygnet” will be available only to current Aston Martin owners once it enters production. At the moment we can only show you the front view of the Cygnet, but we expect to get more details in the near future.

This rebadged Toyota iQ won’t be cheap. It will be priced around 25,000 Euros ($30,000).

Aston Martin Cygnet

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