40k for Toyota IQ-based Aston Cygnet

* Cygnet launch editions on sale now * Nearly 30k more than the IQ it's based on * Comes with a set of tailored luggage...

40k for Toyota IQ-based Aston Cygnet
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20 Jan 2011 15:08

Aston Martin's Cygnet supermini is available now with special launch editions of the car priced at a staggering 39,995, which is 27,740 more than the Toyota IQ it's based on.

Up to around 100 of the White and Black launch editions will be available. Prices for the standard Cygnet are 30,995.

The launch editions come in exclusive paint finishes with extra brightwork detailing for the White and dark accents on the Black. Both also get a tailored five-piece set of luggage by Bill Amberg, and hand-finished leather interior with Alcantara headlining.

As with all Cygnets, the IQ's exterior styling has also been reworked to give it an Aston Martin appearance with a distinctive grille, side vents and inverted rear lights.

The Cygnet is mechanically identical to the 1.33-litre IQ. The 97bhp is matched to six-speed manual gearbox or continuously variable automatic transmission.

Both can reach up to 106mph, but the automatic is 0.2sec faster than the manual from 0-60mph with a time of 11.6sec.

The manual, however, is slightly more economical returning 56.5mpg compared to the auto's 54.3mpg. Emissions range from 116g/km for the manual to 120g/km for the automatic.