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Aston Martin Cygnet

  • 2014 Scion iQ

    Scion's slow-selling iQ minicar might not be long for this world, and the news has come from an unusual source. Aston Martin chief Ulrich Bez has revealed to Autocar that the Cygnet was canned because Toyota itself is stopping production of the iQ--sold in most markets under the Toyota brand, but badged Scion in the U.S. The Cygnet has only been around for two years and was sold exclusively in the UK. It's believed that little more than 140 units were produced, but while slow sales are undoubtedly a contributor to its short run, Bez says several other factors kept it from being the car it...

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    Aston Martin Culls Its Ugly Duckling: Scion iQ-Based Cygnet Is Dead

    We don't tend to feature Aston Martins here on Green Car Reports. Beautiful though they are, custodians of an enviable racing history and cultivators of an image few other automakers attain, they're about as far away from "green" as cars get. With big V-8 and V-12 gasoline engines, they're about...

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    Huge V-12 For Tiny Aston Martin Cygnet? Un-Greening The Scion iQ

    It seems like a level of silliness previously only associated with that other British export, Monty Python. Sources within luxury carmaker Aston Martin suggest the tiny Cygnet minicar could be fitted with a V-12 engine. According to Autocar, the project would be along similar lines to that of the...

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    Video: How To Turn A Scion iQ Into An Aston Martin Cygnet

    As well as the BR-Z sports car, Scion buyers in 2012 will be getting their hands on the 2012 Scion iQ, a funky minicar sold in other markets as the Toyota iQ. The iQ variations don't stop there, however. As you might be aware, British luxury car maker Aston Martin has bought the rights to build its...

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    Jaguar Wants Small, Luxury City Car With Good Gas Mileage

    Traditionally, small city cars haven’t been viewed by the mainstream auto industry or most car buyers with much enthusiasm. Now they’re so trendy that even renowned luxury brands like Jaguar want to build one. Speaking with What Car? magazine at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Jaugar...

  • Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Edition
    Aston Martin Cygnet Edges Towards Reality, Electrifies Spies

    Every self-respecting spy need the latest gadgets to keep them safe, suave and sexy. But while James Bond would be nothing without the technological prowess of Q, his favorite brand of automobiles looks to be turning its attention towards its own electric wizardry in the form of the all-electric...

  • MINI Inspired By Goodwood

    The MINI brand has quite the following and a range of products that can support those looking for something small and fun to high-performance to all-wheel drive. You might be familiar with the John Coopers Works model that designates the highest of high performance MINI models and the history that is behind it. However, you might not have ever noticed that MINI doesn’t have a luxury specific version of their MINI Cooper models. That is all about to change according to Autocar in the UK. The first showing of an uber luxury model with the Goodwood badging showed up at the Shanghai auto...

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    2011 Scion iQ Minicar Sales Delayed Until This Summer

    If you're eagerly waiting for the first 2011 Scion iQ minicar to show up at your dealer, sit down and have a nice cup of tea. You're going to have wait a bit longer. Scion's parent, Toyota, is delaying the U.S. launch of the iQ, originally scheduled to happen by March of this year, to sometime this...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in action
    Why Are Luxury and Sports Brands Going Green? To Survive

    It was so much easier just a few short years ago. Luxury cars wafted and sports machines roared, with nary a thought to gasoline consumed. Hybrids were for weenies, and everyone knew their place. But now? A hybrid Ferrari, a hybrid Porsche race car, an electric BMW ... what is the world coming to?...

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    Aston Martin Goes Green With Zebra-Skin Baby Swan From Toyota

    Last summer, lots of people thought it was a joke when famed British sports car maker Aston Martin said it would offer coachbuilt versions of Toyota's tiny iQ minicar, in the guise of the greenest Aston ever, the Cygnet. (A cygnet is a baby swan, by the way.) Well, it wasn't a joke. And now Aston...

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