• Dec 16, 2009
Aston Martin Cygnet - Click above for high-res image gallery

Earlier this year, we saw photos of Aston Martin designers working on a clay-covered Toyota iQ in the studio and applying typical Aston styling cues to it. Creating a leather clad urban commuter car struck us as a dubious proposition for an upscale brand like Aston Martin, but nevertheless the Cygnet is now complete and Aston has released a fresh batch of photos.

While the Aston Martin face is well suited to the extended nose of a DBS or Rapide, we think it looks more than a bit overwrought on the front of the tiny Toyota. On the inside, virtually all of the available surfaces have been covered in red and black premium leather. For the time being, the Cygnet is a concept only, but Aston says it hopes to have it in production in 2010 for European and UK customers. There's no word yet on price, but in the meantime, you can check out our high-res gallery below and brief press release after the jump.



[Source: Aston Martin]

PRESS RELEASE:

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept
Aston Martin today releases the first official images of the 'Cygnet' – a new luxury commuter concept car.

The Cygnet concept 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.

Work on 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.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      "I'd buy that for a dollar!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      as much as i like this idea (and i don't really know why mind you,) i think Jalopnik had the best headline:

      "No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die of embarrassment."
        • 5 Years Ago
        funny thing is i could see this car having a minor part in a pierce brosnan bond movie... but not in the new grittier daniel craig ones.

        at least it will be more reliable than an Aston.
      • 5 Years Ago
      To be honest, it doesn't look that bad, but for the concept overall, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a Cadillac Cimarron for the 21st Century!
      • 5 Years Ago
      not classy
      • 5 Years Ago
      My problem with this is not that Aston Martin is trying to design a car for this class of vehicle, but that they are taking shortcuts and tacking on bits to a Toyota in order to make it look like an Aston Martin.
      • 5 Years Ago
      *laughs* I actually really dig this! The grill could have been a bit smaller, but overall its quite cool (in an odd sort of way)
        • 5 Years Ago
        it may be cool but it's just not an aston martin!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I also want to hate this car, but it's actually so silly that it's cool! Hope they give it som proper performance though!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This could make for great Top Gear
        • 5 Years Ago
        Unfortunately I'm sure it's not reasonably priced.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It'll make you laugh. It'll make you cry.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Well...I *was* having a good day.

      So lemme get this straight...an incredible supercar company famous for their incredible style and pedigree is taking a Toyota-designed white good and slapping their grille/hastily-done taillights on it?

      For shame.

      These people are idiots.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "April Fools?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to see what fool buys this little freak of nature!
      Can anyone remind me of a weirder car than this that was sold in the U.S.?
      Cause I can't think of one!
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