The creation of the Aston Martin Cygnet Hatchback was new territory for the company. Known for their high end sports cars, the company made a lot of enthusiasts unhappy when they made a traditional city car. The small size and lack of power led to the belief that it was anything but an Aston Martin. That said, the Cygnet surprised many. It may not have extensive power, but the luxury and comfort afforded in this small vehicle are signature for the company. It is beyond roomy and it gets much better fuel economy than those high end sports cars.
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The exterior of the Aston Martin Cygnet Hatchback is slathered in the same luxury and style as the interior. It is evident from first glance that one is looking at a high class vehicle. The compact size can be a bit deceiving as it makes potential buyers think that space is lacking inside the vehicle. Yet it can also be an indication of how easily the car will maneuver in those busy city streets. The colors and designs on the outside will vary, with the most elegant being on the limited edition Launch trims.
The interior of the Aston Martin Cygnet Hatchback is where it truly stands out from the crowd. Anyone who classifies the vehicle as not being a real Aston Martin will change their tune as soon as they sit in the cabin. This tiny car offers plenty of space for four passengers. The cockpit is decked out in all leather and the other luxuries that one expects from the brand. Special Launch trims feature a blend of colors that are unique to them and other brands feature a refined style that one simply doesn't see in the everyday compact vehicle.
Driving the Aston Martin Cygnet Hatchback is nothing like the time behind the wheel of a traditional sports car from Aston Martin. In fact, driving could be disappointing after spending some time in the cockpit. It doesn't offer the best handling and the overall feel of the ride is less relaxing than one expects from the brand. Still it is a small and lightweight vehicle so that means it is good on gas, drives rather easily and can maneuver city streets with ease. It might lack the power and precision that come with the sports cars, but it has its own benefits.
Under the hood of the Aston Martin Cygnet Hatchback is a bit of a downer as well. The engine is only a 1.33 liter 97 horsepower VVT engine. There is the choice of a six speed manual or a CVT. This keeps it pretty slow. In fact, it takes almost 12 seconds to hit sixty and doesn't go any faster than 106 mph. Those figures will be fine for the average city driver as high speeds will never be an option and quick acceleration is unnecessary.