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New Cygnet re-opens the debate on what makes an Aston Martin

You are probably aware by now that Aston Martin have confirmed their intentions to put their new Cygnet city car into production, with first deliveries due in late 2011.

The Aston Martin Cygnet city car is based on Toyota’s diminutive iQ, but re-engineered and substantially re-trimmed to meet the standards of luxury befitting an Aston Martin. “It is time to think differently…” says Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez, “Whatever we do, we do right. If we do performance, we do performance; we don’t downsize or compromise our sports cars.

INTERVIEW: Perry McCarthy – The Original Stig

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you will have noticed both the national and motoring press being dominated by the news of The Stig outing himself as Ben Collins. After much legal wrangling, Collins has now been dismissed from his white Stig role ahead of his publication of a tell-all book on life behind the distinctive Simpson helmet, whilst all the while Top Gear executives begin to conjure up who should be given the role of Stig #3.

Volvo’s S60 – is it naughty enough?

It would be fair to say that Volvo’s new S60 needs to be a game-changer for the brand. When you look through the press material and speak to Volvo’s marketing team you regularly hear statements such as “..the all-new S60 will deliver a sporty drive like no Volvo before” and “The customers in this segment want emotional appeal, sporty design and dynamic driving properties. The S60 has it all.”