As reported earlier this morning, Aston Martin hopes to sell 1,500 Cygnets a year, which would end up making the car the brand’s second-bestselling car after the V8 Vantage. The company delivers 2,000 units of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage on an annual basis.
That makes Aston Martin Cygnet price-tag is more than double that of Toyota’s iQ, which it is based on. Toyota provides the engine, transmission and frame for the model. So what does Aston Martin do that pushes the price tag up to $49,253?
“Prior to Cygnet your choice was, you open the door and it smells of plastic; now you open the door, and you’ll be hit by this wonderful smell of leather,” said chief designer Marek Reichman.
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He said that Cygnet buyers will get a leather interior made from seven cow hides, the same amount used in the 125,000-pound DB9 sports car. Aston Martin will also offer buyers six types of alloy wheels and as many as 3 million possible combinations of trim and color options. A navigation, 6-speaker stereo, leather-clad steering wheel and gear shift are all standard.
All we have to say is, there are a lot of better ways to spend $50,000 – especially when you’re going from 0 to 62 mph in 11.6 seconds.
Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News