Aston Martin 'Cygnet', based on the Toyota iQ
The Toyota iQ is also scheduled to be used under Scion brand in America and as an all-electric vehicle. The Aston Martin version will be call the Cygnet (baby swan) and is supposed to be offered to current Aston Martin owners first. You might look at this a couple of ways. First, you could look at this as a sign of the economic times with this being Aston Martin’s way of surviving in the future. Second, the position could be taken that Aston Martin is trying to offer their clientele an environmentally friendly option that is more luxurious than a Prius. Finally, and the most likely in my book, they are trying to reduce the carbon impact of each of their cars, which the 40 mpg iQ would successfully do. This would, in the grand scheme of things, make them a more social and environmentally responsible company…at least on paper.
2009 Scion iQ Concept
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