Aston Martin ditches Cygnet city carTue, 01 Oct 2013
CITY SLICKERS will no longer be able to cut a dash in a diminutive Aston Martin, following the company's decision to axe the controversial Cygnet from its range.
The tiny Cygnet, which takes its name from a young swan, was an adaptation of the Toyota iQ, refitted with the finest luxury materials and priced at over £30,000.
Its low CO2 output is rumoured to have been the main reason for the model’s presence in the range, since Aston Martin could in that way lower the company’s average CO2 output across the range in line with European emissions rules.
According to website howmanyleft.co.uk, there have only been 180 Cygnets registered in the UK to date, although there are a few left in dealerships.
Aston Martin insiders say that the city car doesn’t fit with the brand’s future plans and there are no plans to re-enter the supermini market.
Instead, a recently-announced technical tie-up with Mercedes’ performance arm, AMG, could lead to new avenues for CO2-lowering performance models.
By Press Association reporter