The Aston Martin Cygnet strikes us as strange and weird. Why? Because what was once an economical Toyota iQ is now a fuel-sipping Aston Martin with a lavish interior and a price tag that will make your heart skip a beat. Vehicles like this work well in congested, small-car friendly cities in Europe, but it remains to be seen if microcars have a place in the United States.
An example is the Smart ForTwo which has proved to be a flop in the States, even though most of that is due to its unimpressive fuel economy and awful driving dynamics. The U.S. is set to get a Scion-badged version of the Toyota iQ in early 2011, but Aston Martin could release its vehicle as early as 2012.