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Aston Martin Cygnet Concept: Highbrow Minicar

Posted in Aston Martin, Concept Cars, Geneva Motor Show, Toyota by Kurt Ernst | March 3rd, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

Aston Martin is showing the production version of its Cygnet minicar at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on Toyota’s iQ, the Aston Martin isn’t available to just anyone; in fact, you need to already own an Aston Martin to qualify for purchase.

Why would Aston Martin, best known for cost-be-damned luxury performance cars, build a minicar to compete with the likes of Smart or the new Audi A1? Simple; they had no choice. Tough new EU mandates on fuel economy and emissions will cripple boutique manufacturers like Aston Martin unless they broaden their product range and do so quickly. Partnering with an existing manufacturer, particularly one with a reputation for building high quality vehicles, is the quickest path to market.

As with any Aston Martin, buyers can select a wide range of options and configurations. Pricing starts at $45,000 (roughly 3x the cost of a Toyota iQ) and tops out at $75,000 if you check all the option boxes. At that price, it had better come with leather made from baby whale penis and a concubine.

Source: Motor Authority

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  1. benny says:

    yea its pretty minted but i dont know if it can comand a 20k premium
    all this talk of new and inovative.

    the iq did taht
    you can find more news on that and other stuff at

    iq forum

  2. It’s quite unusual for Aston Martin to produce a concept minicar but they really did it. Even though it is a minicar, it still has the power of Aston Martin engine to prove it’s name that also cost at a higher price compare to other minicar.