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Report: Aston Martin Cygnet axed because Toyota iQ will be discontinued

The marketing abomination known as the Aston Martin Cygnet, which was essentially a glorified Toyota iQ, was recently axed. According to a new report from AutoCarUK, the reason why the Cygnet was cancelled was because the former iQ is also on its way out. “We stopped the Cygnet as Toyota itself will stop the iQ […]

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Report: The Aston Martin ceases production of Toyota iQ-based Cygnet

Aston Martin has apparently axed their political mandate and marketing stunt, the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet by ceasing production as of recent. The Cygnet arrived in 2011 as a way for Aston Martin to meet the latest CAFE regulations since AM was sold off to an Italian private equity fund and Prodrive from Ford. Since Aston […]

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2013 Scion iQ EV ready for car-sharing programs and campus environments

Toyota announced today that it is launching the 2013 Scion iQ EV in the United States along with a car-sharing programs in urban and campus environments. “Toyota believes battery-electric vehicles have the potential to play a role in future mobility strategies,” says Chris Hostetter, TMS group vice president of strategic planning. “Up to now, cost […]

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GRMN iQ Supercharger

Toyota approves GRMN iQ Supercharger for production

For some of us, the Toyota iQ is a well made, inoffensive and appropriate alternative to a Smart Car, but with a white coat of paint, it still looks like a dishwasher with windows. Naturally then, it makes perfect sense to change this household appliance into a fizzy little dog that is far too interested […]

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50 Aston Martin Cygnet units making their way to Hong Kong and Japan

Aston Martin has confirmed that 50 units of its rebadged Toyota iQ, known as the Cygnet, will be headed to Hong Kong and Japan. Prices in will start at $603,578 HKD ($77,649 USD)and ¥4,750,000 YEN ($62,621 USD), the Cygnet will offer buyers in those regions a rebadged Toyota iQ with a restyled exterior, a redesigned […]

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Aston Martin Cygnet enters Bridgestone Eco-Rally

Two Toyota iQ-based Aston Martin Cygnets competed in this year’s fifth annual Bridgestone Eco-Rally in London. This is Aston Martin’s first ever time participating in the event, which begins in Oxford and ends in central London. The Aston Martin Cygnet is capable of 55.6 mpg on the UK cycle and Darren Turner, a racing regular, […]

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Vilner Toyota iQ makes us wonder who needs the Aston Martin Cygnet

Bulgarian custom design studio Vilner chose the Toyota IQ for its latest creative project. With the Smart ForTwo model already on its resume, this will be the company’s second city car. “When it first appeared on the market in 2008, Toyota IQ set itself the task to become the most attractive vehicle of the subcompact class, […]

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Sir Stirling Moss gives his wife an Aston Martin Cygnet for her birthday

Sir Stirling Moss is one of the greatest, go-fast men in automotive history. In fact, his driving career with Aston Martin saw him drive a number of the company’s racing cars including the famous DB3S and DBR1 models with great success – so why would he purchase the new Toyota iQ based Aston Martin Cygnet? […]

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Aston Martin Cygnet buyers will get leather interior made from 7 cow hides

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 […]

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Aston Martin aims to make Cygnet the brand’s second-best selling model

The Aston Martin iQ, aka the Aston Martin Cygnet, may seem like a big mistake to enthusiasts and the media, but the brand has a lot of hope for the Toyota iQ-based Aston. Aston Martin will produce (by producing we mean ‘luxuryify’ the iQ) around 1,500 units and will sell them for $49,253 each. That makes […]

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