Aston Martin unveils Cygnet White and Black Launch Editions

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 20, 2011

Aston Martin revealed today two Cygnet Launch Edition models: White and Black. As expected, the new editions celebrate the commencement of production of the new Aston Martin city car based on the Toyota iQ.

Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Edition White comes with a Snow White paint with a mix of silver mesh, chrome brightwork and White Diamond turned alloy wheels. Inside, the car features seats hand trimmed in Pearl white leather with perforated Alcantara inserts, as well as satin chrome.

The Cygnet Launch Edition Black features a Magic Black metallic paint with a deep sea green effect, offset by matt black louvers and chrome brightwork. The interior is finished in pure black full grain leather, perforated in a specially-developed diamond pattern.

The design of the interio is completed by dark chrome accents. Both editions will come with a bespoke Bill Amberg five-piece luggage set, especially designed for and tailored for the smallest model ever created by Aston Martin.

For those who don’t know, the Aston Martin Cygnet offers all you need from a city car, such as ABS, nine airbags, stability control, electronic brake assist and retractable door mirrors, a luxurious interior specification, including keyless entry and start, heated seats and satellite navigation. Cygnet production will start in April 2011 and the car will have a base price of £30,995.

The new Aston Martin Cygnet has been an appealing proposition to both current and new clients of the brand. This is not surprising as the new Cygnet is considered as the newest member of Aston Martin’s fleet of ultimate metro transport – in addition to a V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and the DBS – thanks to its compact built, advanced technology, and impressive performance.

In fact, the Cygnet comes with an innovative array of active and passive safety technologies that secure and protect the driver and passengers, as well as pedestrians. These technologies include nine airbags, ABS, stability control, retractable door mirrors and electronic brake assist.

Moreover, the new Aston Martin Cygnet features a keyless entry and start, satellite navigation and heated seats. Measuring just three meters in length, the new Cygnet is truly a compact vehicle that is unmistakably an Aston Martin, thanks to the marque's characteristic design language like the metal grille, inverted rear lights and elongated side strake.

This new compact is the eighth major production car to come out of Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility since 2004, as assembled in a new dedicated site. Cygnet represents Aston Martin's current commitment to local manufacturing in the United Kingdom, as backed by a strong local supplier network that never fails to provide the finest parts and materials.

Press Release

Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions; White and Black

• Aston Martin confirms launch details for new Cygnet city car
• Two special launch editions to commence production of city car at company's Gaydon headquarters in the UK
• An Aston Martin Tailor-Fit solution for the city offering luxury and individuality

Gaydon, 20 January 2011: Aston Martin announces the arrival of the ultimate city car, a Tailor-Fit solution for urban driving in the contemporary metropolis, with two strictly limited Cygnet launch editions.

To celebrate the commencement of production, the new Aston Martin Cygnet will be available in two special launch edition models, each exemplifying the highly bespoke nature of this unique car. The two Cygnet Launch Edition models; White and Black, are available with either standard manual or optional CVT automated transmission and each will be produced for a strictly limited time.

Cygnet is a bespoke luxury commuter car, designed to take you into the heart of the city, with ultra-compact packaging and low-emission engine technology. These efficiencies are paired with the manufacturing and craft skill that is closely associated with Aston Martin.

Craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail characterise each Cygnet, and the extremely high levels of interior finish are exemplified by the choice of materials and colours on these two unique models.

Cygnet Launch Edition White brings together a serene exterior; finished in Snow White paint with a mix of silver mesh, chrome brightwork and White Diamond turned alloy wheels. The interior of the White edition features seats hand trimmed in Pearl white leather with perforated Alcantara inserts, complemented by satin chrome. On the exterior, Aston Martin's attention to detail is exemplified with the iconic wings badge appearing in matching white.

In contrast, Cygnet Launch Edition Black features Magic Black metallic paint with a specially developed deep sea green effect, offset by matt black louvers and chrome brightwork. Inside, the seats and dash are finished in pure black full grain leather, perforated in a specially-developed diamond pattern. Dark chrome accents adorn the cabin, while the wings badges are rendered in black throughout.

Both Cygnet Launch Editions also come with a bespoke Bill Amberg five-piece luggage set, especially designed for and tailored to Cygnet. Available in a contemporary combination of black leather with technical fabric, the set comprises glove box bag, removable door pocket bag, holdall, garment bag and a collapsible tote bag.

Cygnet Background

Cygnet has generated a huge level of interest amongst both existing Aston Martin owners and customers new to the brand. High tech, compact and built to the same exacting standards and levels as Aston Martin's acclaimed range of sports cars, Cygnet has already become the perfect addition to a V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide, DBS or the forthcoming One-77 as the ultimate means of metropolitan transport.

Cygnet benefits from highly sophisticated active and passive safety technology to protect driver, passengers and pedestrians, with a range of breakthrough features rarely seen in small cars. Cygnet delivers everything the city driver needs, from essential equipment like ABS, nine airbags, stability control, electronic brake assist and retractable door mirrors to a luxurious interior specification, including keyless entry and start, heated seats, and satellite navigation, all packed into a car that is just three metres long.

Despite its compact but neatly-proportioned form, Cygnet is clearly recognisable as an 
Aston Martin. The marque's characteristic design language, including signature details such as the metal grille, elongated side strake and inverted rear lights, establish a distinguished, solid form with strong road presence.

Cygnet is the eighth major production car Aston Martin has introduced at its state-of-the art Gaydon facility since 2004, and is assembled in a new dedicated facility by the same skilled local workforce of technicians and craftspeople that create Aston Martin's award-winning range of sports cars. Cygnet demonstrates Aston Martin's ongoing commitment to British manufacturing, supported by a strong local supplier network providing the finest materials and components. As a result, Cygnet's build quality matches its discrete styling, the richly detailed interior and exterior forming a visual and tactile delight.

The Aston Martin Cygnet is a car without compromise, as dedicated to urban functionalism as its sporting siblings are to driver involvement, dynamics and long-distance comfort. With space for up to four adults, Cygnet is light, compact, safe, efficient and highly manoeuvrable.

Launch Edition White and Launch Edition Black epitomise Cygnet's qualities; craft and skill in a luxurious but compact package, with heart, soul and personality Tailor-Fit for the modern city.

Cygnet production commences in April 2011 and is initially on sale now through 
Aston Martin's European dealership network, with the company actively working on expanding market availability by 2012. Prices start from £30,995

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