First the good bits. The Cygnet will be cheap to run, because it returns a very creditable average of 57mpg and emits just 116g/km. However, it's virtually impossible to justify a city car that costs upwards of thirty grand, no matter what badge it wears. It's ridiculous money.
Aston Martin Cygnet Hatchback quality & reliability
The major components are from Toyota, so reliability should never be a worry. The bits you look at and touch, meanwhile, are all Aston. Every surface is covered in leather, Alcantara or top-quality carpet, while the polished alloy gear-gate, metal inner door handles and instrument graphics all have their origins in Aston Martin. Very nice, but so it should be at this money.
Aston Martin Cygnet Hatchback safety & security
While the Aston hasn’t been through a Euro NCAP test, the iQ scored a maximum five stars. The Cygnet’s standard safety features extend to ABS with emergency brakeforce distribution and Brake Assist, as well as traction and stability controls. The standard airbags include curtain airbags, as well as one for the driver’s knees.