The Aston Martin Cygnet presents itself, a cross between an Aston and a Toyota iQ |

Quick, what do you get when you mix a Toyota iQ city car with Aston Martin? Why an Aston Martin Cygnet of course!

The British carmaker, after shocking most of us with the Lagonda SUV concept, has now revealed a brand new creation from its design bureau: the Aston Martin Cygnet city car. Devised as just a concept, but with plenty of chances to become a reality, the car is based on the Toyota iQ, with heavy modifications of course, which were made at the Aston plant in Gaydon.

It is powered by the same 1.3-liter engine, so don’t go expecting the marvelous sound of an Aston coming out of its tailpipe. You will be getting, however, a luxury interior, filled with leather and expensive gadgets that a regular iQ can only dream of. On the outside, the classic Aston grille will be matched with the iQ’s headlamps, and will see many of the original Toyota elements present, modified or not.

The Aston Martin Cygnet is just a concept for the moment, but the company does plan to shuffle it into production as soon as next year, and will be targeted to existing Aston Martin owners as a novel way of transportation, for “just” £20,000.

“This concept is akin to an exclusive tender for a luxury yacht,” said Aston Martin’s Ulrich Bez. “It allows us to apply Aston Martin design language, craftsmanship and brand values to a completely new segment of the market.”

What do you think about this novel concept? Is this a good direction for Aston? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Source: Autocar

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