2010 Geneva Auto Show: Aston Martin Cygnet Details
Now, Aston Martin has confirmed the car’s production and has released its official specifications.
The Cygnet uses one of the three engines from the IQ range: the 1.3 cylinder unit producing 98 HP. Just like in the Toyota, this is matted to the a six-speed manual transmission and can also be used with an optional CVT transmission. However, the Cygnet emits 110 grams of CO2/km, three less than the IQ. The Aston also returns a better fuel economy figure than the Toyota: 58.9 mpg(4l/100km) as compared to 56 mpg(4.2 l/100km).
The Cygnet can be used in three configurations: a 2+2 seating one, a 2+1 seating one that increase the luggage space and a 2 seating one that offers generous luggage area. The Cygnet offers a wide range of standard equipment, including a satellite navigation system, an iPod integration and a premium audio system.
The car is highly customizable and uses interior materials such as hand-stitched leather, Alcantara and aluminum. The car is included in Aston Martin’s personalization program, offering unlimited options for the exterior and interior trim, color and finish.
"Aston Martin believes that a market for between 2,000 and 4,000 Aston Martin Cygnets exists in Europe alone, with each car forming a natural extension of existing Aston Martin ownership, a supplementary product that exists in tandem with the company's range of luxury sports cars." the press release stated.
The Cygnet is scheduled to be produced at the carmaker’s UK Gaydon plant - Toyota IQ’s will be imported from the Takaoka Japanese production site and they will be converted by Aston specialists.
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