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Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by fjavifp, Jun 23, 2013.
A sure hit in the EU!
- 2 seat, 3, 4...?
- "folding" like spanish hiriko?
OK, I know this may not sound so appealing for the US market... EU however, and emerging markets like India, China, Brasil... well that's a whole different story... and these really need to do something urgent about CO2 emissions...
A good friend of mine from my days in OCCAR-EA used to say that there was just no "decent" option for someone looking for a small car. Him being British and driver of a beautiful racing green Jag S-Type 4.2 was referring to something of the sort, i.e., luxurious, performer, good looking, classy... and I think he had a very valid point until...
NO - it is not a Toyota iQ on steroids (well... maybe it is...), and
YES - it is an Aston - the Cygnet!!
I haven't investigated if it's sold in the US - I guess so. In EU is around 40.000Euro (around 52k$"!!)
For those who don't know the thing here are some facts (more @ Aston Martin
1.33 LITRE DUAL VVT-I ENGINE
4 IN LINE CYLINDERS
16 VALVE DOHC (DOUBLE vERHEAD CAMSHAFT) CHAIN DRIVE
ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
FRONT MOUNTED ENGINE AND DIFFERENTIAL
FULLY CATALYSED STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.5:1
MAX POWER 72 KW (97 BHP / 98 PS)AT 6000 RPM
MAX TORQUE 125 NM (92 LB FT)AT 4400 RPM
MAX SPEED 170 KM/H (106 MPH)
ACCELERATION 0-100 KM/H (62 MPH)
- 11.8 SECONDS (6-SPEED MANUAL)
- 11.6 SECONDS (CVT)
EU COMBINED TEST CYCLE
- 5 L/100KM / 56.5 MPG [6-SPEED MANUAL]
- 5.2 L/100KM / 54.3 MPG [CVT]
EU URBAN TEST CYCLE
- 5.8 L/100KM / 48.7 MPG [6-SPEED MANUAL]
- 6.1 L/100KM / 46.3 MPG [CVT]
EU EXTRA URBAN TEST CYCLE
- 4.5 L/100KM / 62.8 MPG [6-SPEED MANUAL]
- 4.6 L/100KM / 61.4 MPG [CVT]
EU COMBINED TEST CYCLE
- 116 G/KM [6-SPEED MANUAL]
- 120 G/KM [CVT
Sure TESLA can do better than that! :wink:
Well it really is an iQ but with some nice leather on the seats. Purely sold for fleet emissions/economy reasons.
The Cygnet has a few threads (an easy search)
Hi ElSupreme, vfx, hi all,
Well, this thing being and Aston Martin, my guess is that it is a bit more than an iQ with nice leather... I'd be extremely disappointed at the Brits otherwise...
And thanks for the Cygnet threads - the point of showing it here was to defend the idea of a TESLA Model "U"rbanite - probably wouldn't meet with much demand in the US market, but would really sell nicely in EU and other markets if reasonably priced...
An awesome concept for an urbanite is being also discussed in this thread:
Don't miss the Model C!!:
It seems a little large for an urbanite as currently dimensioned, but I think the idea is there.