It was only last week when a report emerged about Aston Martin's decision to axe the Cygnet, and now the news has become official.
One of the company’s spokesman told Autocar the Cygnet has been eliminated from the lineup and that Aston Martin will not launch a city car or a supermini in the future. Instead, the British marque will focus on its lineup of sportscar which in several years is expected to get AMG engines as a result of a confirmed technical partnership between the two parties.
The Cygnet was far from being a true Aston Martin since essentially it was a premium version of the Toyota iQ built by the British marque to lower average CO2 emissions across its range. It went on sale in 2011 and never became a hit which isn't really a surprise given its hefty 30,995 GBP price tag for a city car powered by a 97 bhp (72 kW) 1.3-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine.