Although a lot of luxury car lovers are still puzzled what Aston Martin is thinking when it hinted of the Cygnet, the carmaker recently announced the details of the upcoming launch of the city car in April. The lowest tier Cygnet will have a sticker price of at least $49,340.
We bet you paused there for a bit and stared at the tag price. You read it right, the Aston Martin Cygnet will be $21,000 more expensive than the cheapest of the city cars, the Toyota iQ. The pricing of the Cygnet puts it in the price category of the C Class of Mercedes-Benz, 3-Series of BMW, and the Audi A4.
Aston Martin explains that consumers will be getting a British manufactured iQ that has the styling touch of Aston Martin plus all the leather you can imagine for the interior. If that sounds short, there will also be heated seats, GPS navigation, and passive entry. Everyone might have the “but still…” in mind.
Aston Martin is really determined to push the Cygnet to the market. The car manufacturer is deteremined to release 2 special editions. The cars come with some unique styling, upgrades for the interiors, and a luggage set by Bill Amberg.
The performance numbers have not been released yet but if the power will come from the 1.33L Toyota sourced powerplant, it may have an output of 97 horsepwoer with a torque of 91 lb-ft. The engine will be coupled most likely with a CVT or a 5-speed manual transmission.
Initially, the Aston Martin Cygnet will be released only in Europe but the company is looking to expand the coverage by 2012.