Aston Martin Cygnet

  • Aston Martin V8 Cygnet

    Earlier this decade, Aston Martin rebadged a Scion iQ and sold the car complete with a wheezy 1.3-liter engine as the Cygnet. It was a cost-effective way for Aston Martin to get its average emissions down but, for obvious reasons, the car was a dud and thankfully killed off a couple of years after launch. Recently, one Cygnet owner called on the Q by Aston Martin personalzation department to give his or her car the performance worthy of the badge on its nose. The result is the V8 Cygnet which Aston Martin unveiled Thursday at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Somehow Aston Martin's...

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    Aston Martin Cygnet Dead: No More Tender For Your Land-Yacht

    Some things just don't go together. Mustard and chocolate. Camaros and caviar. Aston Martin and minicars. The Toyota iQ-based Cygnet is dead. Rumors of the Cygnet's death have swirled for a week now, but Autocar confirms the minicar is out of production and won't be revived. Aston Martin had...

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    A. Kahn Design Tries Its Hand At Cygnet Customization

    A. Kahn Design is back with another new creation, this time based on the tiny but still luxurious Aston Martin Cygnet. In case you’re unfamiliar with the Cygnet, it’s essentially a Scion iQ minicar that’s been rebadged and re-trimmed by Aston Martin’s own crew of craftsmen...

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    Aston Martin Shows Why The Cygnet Costs What It Does: Video

    On the outside, the Aston Martin Cygnet may resemble the Toyota or Scion iQ, but Aston Martin wants you to know there’s a reason why its diminutive city car costs 31,000 GBP ($48,484) before you start adding options. Like Aston Martin’s larger and faster offerings, each Cygnet is hand...

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    Jaguar Wants A Cygnet Rival

    In 2009 Aston Martin made the bold decision to launch a minicar based on the humble Toyota iQ, a decision that resulted in the Cygnet minicar that went on sale recently in Europe. While at first the news seemed preposterous, with governments across the globe introducing strict new fuel economy and...

  • Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Edition
    Aston Martin Cygnet Sales Slow, Supply Problems To Blame

    Grand Prix racing legend Sir Stirling Moss might have a shiny new Aston Martin Cygnet parked on his driveway, but he's currently in a minority. Dr. Ulrich Bez, chairman of Aston Martin, has admitted that initial sales have been slow - though rather than disinterest in Aston Martin's controversial...

  • Sir Stirling Moss and his new Aston Martin Cygnet

    You, like many out there, may still be wondering who is dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a rebadged Toyota iQ minicar that Aston Martin is selling under the Cygnet name. Well, one of the buyers is none other than British Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss, who despite ending his F1 career back in 1962 has remained active in promoting motorsport and still remains one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. Moss is now making headlines once again, this time for buying the Aston Martin Cygnet luxury minicar. The car, finished in British racing green, was a surprise birthday...

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    Aston Martin And French Fashion Label Colette Create Custom Cygnet

    Aston Martin has joined forces with French fashion label colette to produce the special edition ‘Cygnet & colette’ minicar, which will be produced in a limited run of just 14 examples by the careful hands at the Aston Martin Works Tailored division. This is Aston Martin’s...

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    Aston Martin Launches Configurators For Virage, Cygnet

    Online configurator tools are a good way for those who can't afford a high-end car to at least dream about it in a tangible way, without entering a showroom and picking up a brochure. Curious about which color you want for your dream Aston Martin Virage? Well, you can see for yourself, right on...

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    Career Counseling For Oscar Night Losers

    "Oh, it's an honor just to be nominated." That's what they say on Oscar night, all the nominees in their borrowed finery, shuffling past the paparazzi and self-proclaimed fashion police. (Seriously, why does Ryan Seacrest get to comment on anyone's outfit?) But deep inside, we know they're nervous...

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    Aston Martin Cygnet Production Starts April, Launch Editions Unveiled

    Love it or loathe it but Aston Martin’s Cygnet luxury minicar based on the Toyota iQ is here to stay. For whatever reasons Aston Martin deemed it necessary to build such a model, be it emissions regulations, demand from brand loyalists for an urban commuter, or a desperate grab for new...

  • Aston Martin Cygnet Concept
    Aston Martin…Cygnet…Seriously?

    Often, to do what we want to do, we do what we have to do. Case in point—Porsche and the Cayenne. When the sports car market looked to be bottoming out, it built an SUV. “Purists”—with no real business sense—decried the Cayenne as heresy and vowed this meant the end of...

  • Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

    Aston Martin has announced today that its Cygnet minicar based on the Toyota iQ is no longer a concept and is soon to become reality. That reality will be coming as early as next year in fact when full production of the controversial new model is scheduled to start. Described as the luxury solution to urban mobility, the Cygnet will be built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility in the UK using stripped out Toyota iQs shipped from Japan. And the British automaker has no qualms admitting the Cygnet’s intended purpose. “Aston Martin is honest and we don’t make...

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    Aston Martin Cygnet Minicar Coming To U.S. By 2012

    Love it or loathe it but Aston Martin’s Cygnet luxury minicar based on the Toyota iQ is here to stay. For whatever reasons Aston Martin deemed it necessary to build such a model, be it emissions regulations, demand from brand loyalists for an urban commuter, or a desperate grab for new...

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    Aston Martin Hopes Cygnet Can Push Sales Beyond 6,000 Cars Per Year

    Love it or loathe it but Aston Martin’s Cygnet luxury minicar based on the Toyota iQ is here to stay. For whatever reasons Aston Martin deemed it necessary to build such a model, be it emissions regulations, demand from brand loyalists for an urban commuter, or a desperate grab for new...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show: Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

    Almost a year after first announcing its partnership with mass-market brand Toyota, Aston Martin has finally revealed the first production of this odd affiliation, the Cygnet luxury minicar concept on a world state. Making its debut today at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the new Cygnet is an ongoing...

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    Aston Martin Cygnet: Handcrafted, too?

    Whatever you make of Aston Martin's wacky plan to take the Toyota iQ city car and turn it into a swan of its own, you have to credit the British luxury automaker. Not only will it take on the green movement with a four-seat, 1.0-liter car badge engineered from the Toyota - it will do it with the...

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    Aston Martin Working On Toyota iQ-Based Minicar

    This is not a joke. Aston Martin has joined forces with Toyota to develop a new minicar model called the Cygnet and this is the first official image of the bespoke hatch, taken as designers at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters refine its final shape. The Cygnet is based on Toyota’s iQ...

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