Based on the Toyota iQ, the Cygnet features classic Aston Martin styling cues, unique tail lights, and an oversized rear spoiler.

Aston Martin has released new images of the highly controversial Cygnet concept.

While the company didn't provide any new information, they stated the Cygnet "represents a creative, environmentally conscious solution, being small, yet with presence - and highly fuel efficient, now combined with the prestige of Aston Martin's luxury brand ownership."

Based on the Toyota iQ, the Cygnet features classic Aston Martin styling cues (grille, front fender vents, and hidden door handles), unique tail lights, and an oversized rear spoiler. Inside, the car boasts gloss black trim, premium leather upholstery, and an iPhone dock.

Power will likely be provided by a Toyota-sourced 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i engine with 99 bhp. Thanks to a start/stop system, the CVT equipped Cygnet should have a combined fuel consumption rating of 55 mpg and a CO2 emissions rating of 120 g/km.

Despite being called a concept, Aston admits development will continue into 2010 and will most likely go into production in 2010 or 2011. To help perverse Aston's premium status, sales will be restricted to Europe only.

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