Aston Martin's Cygnet concept city car has made its public debut at the Geneva show and is expected to be on sale by the end of this year.
However, the Toyota iQ-based city car will cost as much as £50,000 and, initially at least, sales will be restricted to buyers who already own an Aston Martin.
The entry-level Cygnet will cost around £30,000, but the more expensive models are part of a long-term plan to build a full range of Cygnets, according to the company.
The first models will be powered by the stock 1.33-litre Toyota engine driving a manual 'box. The Multidrive automatic will be optional.
Aston sources say that while the engine and engineering will remain fundamentally unchanged, the company will be able to make big changes to the driving feel of the basic Toyota layout.