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Cygnet's set to go electric

ITS not only the Lagonda SUVthat breaks new ground for Aston Martin. The firm has also hinted that it will build its first electric car.

In an extension of its relationship with Toyota -which already supplies the brand with 1.33-litre petrol iQs, to be converted into Cygnet city models - Aston will get a battery-powered version of the car, too.

A spokesman said that the electric Cygnet will appear later in 2012, after the Toyota iQ EV debuts here earlier next year. "As technology comes out from Toyota, we will benefit," he explained. The battery pack would give a 65-mile range.

Four-door four-seater saloon on horizon, too - and we revealed how model could look in Issue 1,132

Kizashi due on sale here by November. Plus, four-wheel-drive Swift (above) Is coming

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