To much rejoicing, Aston Martin has confirmed that the Toyota IQ-based Cygnet concept minicar will enter production. At the Geneva Motor Show where the car is displayed, Chief Executive, Dr. Ulrich Bez, had mentioned that there is a market for the vehicle. Along with the announcement, Aston Martin also provided the car's specs. The Cygnet uses the 1.3 cylinder unit producing 98 hp, one of the three engines from the IQ range.
Similar to what Toyota has done, Aston Martin mated this engine to a six-speed manual transmission. It can also be used with an optional CVT transmission. When it comes to carbon dioxide emissions, the Cygnet emits 110 grams of CO2/km (only three less than the IQ). In addition, the Aston Martin car returns 58.9 mpg (4l/100km) as compared to Toyota's 56 mpg(4.2 l/100km).
There are three configurations to the Cygnet: 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.
What's offered as standard on the Cygnet are the following: a satellite navigation system, an iPod integration and a premium audio system. Buyers will like the fact that the car is highly customizable.
The car's interior uses materials such as hand-stitched leather, Alcantara and aluminum. Aston Martin included this car in its personalization program, offering unlimited options for the exterior and interior trim, color and finish.