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      07-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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Why Aston did it is simples... They needed to bring down the average emissions across their product range or face the wrath of the EU (read expensive fines..)
Mainstream manufacturers can do this with a raft of small engined cars. Aston didnt really have that luxury..... until they teamed up with Toyota for a nice economical city car :-)
They didnt really want to sell any (Hence why sales were originally restricted to existing Aston owners). They just needed one in the range.