Gaydon, England – Aston Martin has announced it has developed the Cygnet, a new luxury commuter car concept based on the Toyota iQ, a subcompact model sold in Japan and Europe.

The company said the Cygnet will offer customers a “distinctive, intelligent and exclusive solution for urban travel in style and luxury,” along with a Euro NCAP 5-star safety package.

“Now is the right time for Aston Martin to take this first bold step to embark on this special project, made possible with the support of an organization of Toyota’s stature and capability, and the intelligent design and perfect city car package of the iQ,” said Dr. Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin CEO. “Much work is still required, but I am confident that this project could become reality in the not too distant future. This concept, akin to an exclusive tender to a luxury yacht, will allow us to apply Aston Martin design language, craftsmanship and brand values to a completely new segment of the market. The offering of a Cygnet with a DBS, DB9 or Vantage is a unique combination of opposites and a novel transport solution, allowing intelligent and sensitive mobility on an exclusive and innovative level.”

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