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.