Geely has sold 200 London black cabs in China since it went on sale last week, and it plans to sell 1000 by the end of the year.
The Chinese manufacturer sells the car in partnership with British firm Manganese Bronze Holdings PLC, who have built 100,000 cabs at its Coventry plant since 1948.
Geely, who have been linked to buying Volvo, are mainly marketing the TX4 black cab at wealthy businessmen buying gifts for loved ones.
Jinliang Lau, general manager of Geely group's sales arm, told Reuters: “Driving a classic black cab can attract a lot of eyeballs. There aren't many out there in the streets.”
Hotels are also purchasing the cabs and Geely plans to sell more to local governments, as well as to taxi operators.
“We have 30 black cabs in service in Beijing since the Olympics and they are quite popular among local residents,” said Lau.