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by George Skentzos

Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin has today released the first official photos of the Cygnet, its new luxury commuter car concept based on the Toyota iQ.

A most unlikely collaboration, the Cygnet concept promises to deliver the prestige of Aston Martin’s luxury brand ownership in a small, highly fuel efficient package.

The Cygnet first appeared in June as a full-size clay model and sparked mass controversy over the logic behind the decision to adapt the city vehicle to fit under the Aston Martin umbrella of performance cars.

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Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez, likens the Cygnet to an exclusive tender for a luxury yacht – a valid comparison considering most Aston Martin’s are usually tucked away in a garage.

The concept adopts many Aston Martin trademark design features both inside and out, including the signature grille and tail lamps, flush door handles, bonnet and side vents and instrument cluster.

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Aston Martin plans to turn the Cygnet Concept into a production vehicle for customers in the UK and Europe from 2010.




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