Luxury marque's chief Ulrich Bez says sales are being hit by long waiting periods for the car.

The laws of supply and demand have hit the Aston Martin Cygnet.

According to a report by Autocar, sales of the Toyota IQ-based minicar have been hit by a long waiting period for delivery.

"I'm not satisfied with Cygnet sales," Aston Martin chief Ulrich Bez told Autocar. "We can't deliver as many as the customers want, as we don't have enough stock. It is the sort of product a customer sees and decides they want on the spot - they don't want to have to wait for their car to be built, but to drive it away there and then."

It should have been expected, though, that the rules of luxury marques waiting periods would not apply to a compact city car like the Cygnet. It is not the kind of car a customer will wait nine months for.

The Aston Martin Cygnet sells for £31,000 (€37,844) in the United Kingdom.

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