Car by Toyota, cabin by Aston Martin
Aston Martin announces the concept Cygnet, an economical luxury car based on the Toyota iQ.
There's an old joke, part of which says that in hell, the cooks are English. If that's true, then today's news suggests our world is far from fiery. Aston Martin has taken and built a luxury commuter car.
Aston Martin suggests the iQ-based concept Cygnet would work like a yacht's tender to a DB9, DBS, or Vantage. There is even a suggestion in Aston Martin's press release that the Cygnet could be sold as an option to one of Aston Martin's bigger cars.
We like the idea that a luxury car doesn't have to be a huge gas guzzler. Lexus is already exploiting that theme with its new. And we can imagine that a fuel-sipping iQ would be quite nice fitted with wood and leather coachwork, a pothole-absorbing suspension, and sound-deadening cabin. Especially as dense traffic in urban areas means you're not exactly tapping the 470 horsepower available in a DB9.