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 queues to it. Creating a leather clad urban commuter car seems like a dubious proposition for a brand like Aston Martin. Nonetheless, the Cygnet is now complete and Aston has released a fresh batch of photos of the car.

While the Aston Martin face is well-suited to the extended nose of a DBS or Rapide, it frankly looks 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 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 customers.

[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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