Aston Martin Cygnet showcased in Geneva |

Times are changing and carmakers make no exception. It’s getting increasingly difficult for supercar manufacturers to continue making sleek and expensive models fitted with some of the biggest V12 engines they can find.

CO2 emissions must be lowered, and at the end of the day, supercar owners would like something smaller and simpler for city travel, especially when the limousine gets stuck in traffic or you can’t see out of your expensive sportscar.

Aston Martin realized this problem, and revealed the first pictures of its Cygnet model a few months ago, and is now showcasing it at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Essentially an Aston-styled Toyota iQ, the Cygnet is an alternative for the days when owners can’t take their lovely DB9 or Vantage models in congested cities, and need something smaller and more practical, but with the same style of an Aston.

While we can’t say we approve of the endeavor, the logic behind it good enough to warrant other supercar manufacturers like Ferrari or Lamborghini to attempt modifying small cars to take care of its customers. Only time and the sales of the Cygnet will tell though.

To further prove the utility of the Cygnet, the company also released a set of pictures with the car in various urban situations. Check them out in the photo gallery below.

Photo Gallery: Aston Martin Cygnet

Source: Aston Martin

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