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Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

By luanpa in | February 7, 2010 | (1) Comment

Aston Martin Cygnet is a new luxury commuter concept car. It 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 Cygnet concept is based on the Toyota iQ, including the standard engine range.  That means Aston automatically gets a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and a drastic cut in its average CO2 emissions across the range. At the front, a full-size Aston Martin grille has been grafted on, and the front bumper re-profiled to suit. Aston projector lamps have replaced the iQ’s normal headlights, and there’s silly bonnet vents and the trademark Aston wing vents too. We can’t see the back yet, as this is the only pic, but C-shaped rear lights a la Aston One-77 will feature. The wheels are new too.

According to an Aston Martin official, the Cygnet will likely become available with the iQ’s full set of powerplants. This includes a 67-hp, 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine; an 89-hp, 1.4-liter turbo-diesel; and a 97-hp, 1.3-liter gasoline four-banger. Toyota offers five- and six-speed manuals as well as a continuously variable transmission. With the most powerful unit, the Cygnet will be able to run from 0 to 60 mph in a leisurely 12 seconds or so. Top speed is quoted at 106 mph for the Toyota, and traveling that speed in the Cygnet should prove as thrilling as doing 200 mph in its supercar, er, siblings.

Inside, the interior will be proper poshed up, with bespoke audio, nice leather and Alcantara, and even an ECU to replace the key. Naturally, you can get your Cygnet to match your Aston DBS.

The Cygnet is still a work in progress, but it’s likely to make production in 2010 with Toyota shipping iQs to Gaydon where they’ll be rebuilt as Cygnets. The concept is ongoing and will continue into 2010 when it is hoped that it will become a production reality initially available to Aston Martin customers in the UK and Europe.

Aston Martin Cygnet concept

Aston Martin Cygnet concept



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1 response to "Aston Martin Cygnet Concept"

  1. mentoly says:

    aye this little beuty is based on the toyota iq as you know,

    to find out more about this you need to try the iq-ownersclub.com/forums