Remember back to June of this year and you might remember a strange report on a Toyota iQ that was being proposed to morph into an Aston Martin. Our report, Aston Martin To Bring New Luxury Commuter Concept Via Toyota iQ, hinted at this being a way for Aston Martin to keep current customers by offering them a daily driver alternative to their 300K+ gas guzzling purchases. The concept is that you drive the Aston Martin Cygnet daily and drive your DBS on the weekends and that reduces your carbon footprint and impact on the environment. That was six months ago, so what happened to the Cygnet concept?

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

According to our partners over at TheCarConnection.com and Aston Martin themselves, the Cygnet concept is alive and well. The thing that is uncertain for this luxurious city commuter is when a production version, if one at all, will be made. Aston Martin says that their work will continue through 2010, but TheCarConnection.com reports that other sources say that the company will bring a production version to the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. At any rate, the Aston Martin Cygnet is still on the automotive press radar and the new thought is that this car might be sold as a packaged deal to consumers buying select new Aston Martin vehicles.

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

Without the official word on the Cygnet going into production the effects of the car on the Aston Martin brand are all speculation, but in that spirit there are some that believe this will make the brand greener to the environmentally conscious super car buyer. Not sure if that is an oxymoron or not, but in today’s world of green washing, this looks like a perfect candidate to paint with a broad green brush. Maybe they could also add an option to donate some percentage of the cars price to saving the rain forest.

 

Be sure to check out the view from TheCarConnection.com and check out the past reports from GreenCarReports.com.