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Offline mondi

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Aston Martin reckons it has made a smart move, so to speak, by conceptualising a small city car. Based on the Toyota iQ the Aston Martin Cygnet is a mix of luxury, compactness and environmental friendliness.

Dr Ulrich Bez, the Chief Executive of AM says: "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 organisation of Toyota's stature and capability and the intelligent design and perfect city car package of the iQ."

The Cygnet does not signal the end of desirable beasts like the DB9 and the DBS. It will merely add to the range and give AM access to new markets.

"The offering of a ‘Cygnet' with a DBS, DB9 or Vantage is a unique combination of opposites," said Bez, "and a novel transport solution allowing intelligent and sensitive mobility on an exclusive and innovative level."

The iQ is not a bad place to start with its EURO NCAP 5-star safety package and environmental consciousness. Aston Martin seems to be going into the same territory that Mercedes-Benz entered in the early 1990s with the smart where it initially partnered with Swiss watch maker Swatch. More details will be revealed once the project has been given final approval which Dr Bez expects to be in the not too distance future.


http://www.worldcarfans.com/109062920178/aston-martin-cygnet-concept-car-revealed



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talk about destroying the brand name
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



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i wondered how they would survive after producing the worlds most beautiful cars...


guess they decided to throw the towel in...  :p

be a sick DD though...  :thumbsup:



Offline 98octane

Surely this is a joke?  Very big step from exotic sports cars to tiny economy cars.  It looks like it's still just a wooden concept model though, so hopefully pubic backlash will force them to can the idea.



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Yes, they should be using the new Lambo smart car concept as an example. 


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...hopefully pubic backlash will force them to can the idea.

:eek:

Waits for mondi-pic....



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In that case - personally I'm all for it.   :D



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http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/248437/aston_cygnet_spied_up_close.html#ixzz0fx1f5bRY

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Aston Cygnet spied up close
Jack Rix

The first ever supermini with a supercar badge has been spotted out on the town...


The Cygnet has landed... in London! Armed only with an iPhone, our spies caught this unusual looking Aston driving around China town in Central London.

It is of course the Aston Martin Cygnet - a Toyota IQ-based city car that has been heavily modified to be worthy of the Aston badge. And this is this first time the small but luxurious Brit has been seen in the flesh by anyone outside Aston Martin.

Clearly visible are the bodywork modifications, which pull the car into line with the rest of the Aston range. Bonnet vents, borrowed from the V12 Vantage, a wide-mouth grille and the trademark 'gills' on the side flanks are all giveways to the car's identity - not to mention the winged badge on the boot lid and bonnet. The luxurious red-leather cabin is also just visible through the windscreen.

The car, which goes on sale later this year, will initially only be available to current Aston customers, priced at around £30,000.




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I can't believe they are actually going to build this thing. How pissed must have the headhonchos been at the Xmas party.



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