Aston Martin drops its £30k city car, no plans to re-enter supermini segment
30 September 2013

The Aston Martin Cygnet has been dropped from the company's product line.

An Aston Martin spokesman told Autocar the company has no current plans to re-enter the supermini or city car segments, instead saying Aston Martin would focus on its core product range of sports cars.

Believed by many to be the justification for Aston Martin to continue developing V8 and V12-powered sports cars, the low CO2 emissions of the Cygnet - 120g/km - allowed Aston to lower its average CO2 emissions across its product range.

The £30,995, 920kg city car was originally introduced in 2011, and came with a four-cylinder 1.3-litre petrol engine, providing 97bhp and 92lb ft of torque. Our original first drive praised the car for its luxurious interior, and for its appeal to both the rich and the open minded.

It is believed that just 143 examples are still present on UK roads. 

Internet rumours suggest that a similar project, possibly based around Aston Martin's technical partnership with AMG, could yield a new city car in the future.

Our Verdict

The Aston Martin Cygnet is perfect for inner-city fans of the brand. For the rest, it's an expensive and quirky distraction

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30 September 2013

£30K... for that???

What were they thinking...

30 September 2013

...the joke was short-lived then. Eat your words Autocar.

30 September 2013
Autocar wrote:

It is believed that just 143 examples are still present on UK roads....

Only 143 on UK roads? Surely a future classic...............nah, just a mildly tarted up micro Toyota sold at 3 times the usual price to some individuals whose common sense must have gone on an extended sabbatical.

30 September 2013
Overdrive wrote:
Autocar wrote:

It is believed that just 143 examples are still present on UK roads....

Only 143 on UK roads? Surely a future classic...............nah, just a mildly tarted up micro Toyota sold at 3 times the usual price to some individuals whose common sense must have gone on an extended sabbatical.

...especially when you think of what you COULD buy - for £30K !!!

30 September 2013

more upmarket A45 AMG then?

30 September 2013

I could do with some leather seats for my Suzuki Swift. Not really such a daft idea, the Cygnet. Goes well, with my Louis Vitton £5k Handbag...

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

30 September 2013

Here is a sound business plan, which has established many a car maker as a long term ownership prospect: MAKE A NEW CAR.

Please aston, make a new car.

30 September 2013

Silly taxes beget silly cars.

30 September 2013

Considering no other car maker of expensive cars went on to follow Aston in this kind of venture,WTF was Aston's big wigs thinking of?

Peter Cavellini.

30 September 2013
Peter Cavellini wrote:

Considering no other car maker of expensive cars went on to follow Aston in this kind of venture,WTF was Aston's big wigs thinking of?

A mini with all the Rolls-Royce trimmings, but not the badge.

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