New Aston Martin Cygnet Rendered Based on Ford Ka

New Aston Martin Cygnet rendering 1 photo
Photo: Theophilus Chin
Aston Martin has all but confirmed the fact that the Cygnet city car is going out of production. The official word is that this is because of Toyota stopping production of their iQ city car, on which the Cygnet is based. But really, with under 200 sold so far, Aston can’t justify having such a car any more.
Should the quest for an affordable and efficient Aston Martin continue, Ford could be a good place for them to seek help. Probably hundreds of thousands of people have said that Ford’s latest models look like they have Aston Martin grilles. In addition, the American automaker is preparing a third generation Ford Ka, a five-door city car.

Skilled photo manipulator Theophilus Chin has taken a photo of the next Ford Ka, presented recently as a concept, and made an Aston out of it. We didn’t like the iQ because it had a strange layout. It was too much of a niche design, but this isn’t.

To make it into an Aston, Theophilus added LED headlights, a reworked grille, better wheels and a shiny red paintjob. We like the look of the car, but foresee a problem with the overall idea. The new Ford Ka was designed for emerging markets like India or Brazil. Even in Europe, it’s supposed to be a sort of first-time buyer’s car. The architecture comes from the old Fiesta, sold until 2008. Thinner sheetmetal is used to make the car lighter, which affects rigidity.

Personally, I’d never take a £30,000 Aston city car seriously unless it had independent rear suspension or three-layered door sills, but that’s just me. A car based on the Mercedes A-Class would be far more interesting.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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