Aston Martin assembles some of the finest automobiles in the land. Svelte rides like the DBS, Rapide and Vantage are classy, powerful and an absolute thrill to drive. While Aston undoubtedly produces some of the world's dreamiest GTs, fuel efficiency is not exactly the company's forte. Tightening emissions regulations are squeezing all automakers, though, and even companies like Aston Martin can't escape the pressure. Luckily for Aston, it already has an answer: the Cygnet city car.
The Cygnet has finally been given the official nod from Aston and the vehicle will be hand-assembled at the company's Gaydon factory in England beginning next year. Pricing and specifications will be announced later the year, but some early reports suggest that £30,000 ($47,688 U.S. at the current exchange rate) could be the going rate for Aston's Toyota iQ-based urban machine. Yeah, it's likely to be one of the most expensive city cars ever produced, but did you really think that an Aston would ever come cheap? Hit the jump for the official announcement from Aston Martin.