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Toyota iQ Disco Shiny Glitzy Concept Shown 14
Oct
Posted by Alex Ion in ASTON MARTIN, Automotive News, concept, Concept car news, Cygnet, iQ Disco, Numark, TOYOTA on 10 14th, 2010

Toyota’s iQ Disco is adding a lot of glitz to the motor world. Just after car fans got a look at the green-lit Aston Martin Cygnet, auto fans in Germany got to see what happens when a car goes one step further. Fans in Germany saw the promotional one-off concept, in all its sparkling glory.

With a disco-ball finish, the car has Lamo doors, a full DJ booth with a set of Numark NDX 800 turntables and a two-channel mixer, which lets through 1000 watts and 130 dB emitting speakers and amplifiers and multi-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels.

It remains to be seen how many takers there will be for this overwhelmingly shiny offering. Feedback is sure to reach Toyota after the car makes an appearance at a concert in Cologne, and then on tour at German Toyota dealerships.

See more pictures of the concept here:

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Aston Martin Cygnet, Based on Toyota iQ, to Roll Out in 2011 12
Oct
Posted by Alex Ion in ASTON MARTIN, Automotive News, Autostyle, Cygnet, luxury city car, Toyota iQ on 10 12th, 2010

Aston Martin has confirmed that they will launch the Cygnet, based on Toyota’s iQ. Te car will be Aston Martin’s response to the fuel economy and emissions standards that are being set now – and will come out in 2011. This will be an offering that will not compromise on its performance, but will satisfy the new demands of space and emissions.

The engine is likely to be a 1.33-liter petrol engine with 97 hp (72 kW / 98 PS) and 91 lb-ft (123 Nm) of torque, which would give the car a combined 55 mpg (UK) and emit 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The Cygnet was shown as a concept in March and is in the luxury city car category. Aston Martin says that with this car they will be responding to the needs of the customers who need a compact car for urban and city use, which still has the Aston martin personality. The Cygnet measures at 3 meters in length – helping city users to deal with tight parking and city traffic.
Each car will be hand-finished and unique, luxurious and compact – embodying the idea of ‘luxury not being constrained by scale’. More details like price and specification will be out during this year.

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