Aston Martin's new Cygnet was met with slightly uncertain applause at it was unveiled in Geneva this morning.It's fair to say Aston design director Marek Reichmann has changed everything about the car he easily could - grille, airscoops, lights, badges, colours, body trim and so on - but the car's unmistakable proportions and window graphics still advertise its £10K Toyota roots, too loudly for some.

Aston chairman David Richards reckons it'll sell the way a £3000 Hermes handbag does to rich ladies, but if so, it's going to have to be ladies who don't understand the Toyota range too well.

If you want a car that splits opinion, this is it.

The irony is that in a way it's far more of of an emblem of careless wealth than the big Astons that surround it.

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