ASTON “SMARTENS” UP
Luxury car manufacturer, Aston Martin, throws a curve ball and enters the smart car realm with it’s new Cygnet. The car is actually based on the Toyota IQ, and plans to be a redefined, souped-up version of it. That’s an 89-HP, 1.4-liter turbo-diesel Engine; and a 97-HP, 1.3-liter gasoline four-banger, to be exact. Naysayers argue that the car doesn’t make sense for the ultra-luxe car maker. Frankly, here at República, we’d take an Aston Martin shopping cart, if we were offered.