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Grainy pictures show new black cab; set for Beijing motor show launch next week
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23 April 2010

Chinese firm Geely has launched its own version of the London black cab at the month’s Beijing motor show.

Geely’s Englon TXN concept is a modern recreation of the classic TX4 black cab. The firm has released two low-quality renderings of it running through London’s streets, as well as interior pictures.

See the Englon TXN pictures

Geely is poised to take a controlling stake in the maker of the London black cab Manganese Bronze, and it recently shifted production from Coventry to China.

The cabs had been produced be Manganese’s subsidiary London Taxis International since 1948 and the production shift resulted in 60 job losses.

Full details of the Englon TXN will be revealed at the Beijing motor show, which starts on 23 April.

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every thing you... 18 December 2010

Re: Geely reveals new London taxi

Kev88 wrote:
Looks like a black mini countryman

just what i was going to say.

n50pap 18 December 2010

Re: Geely reveals new London taxi

Autocar wrote:
Geely’s Englon TXN concept is a modern recreation of the classic TX4 black cab.

The TX4 in gold is so funny. The wheeltrims look like they're from LIDL. Obviously they decided to bling it up a bit.......................and failed!
droumsullivan 14 April 2010

Re: Geely reveals new London taxi

OK, Let's see, the rough cost of a London Taxi is 30,000 GBP, which in China is roughly 300,000 rmb. The cost of a 2 km taxi ride in China is 5 rmb, so it doesn't seem to make economic sense. Especially not when a VW Passat/ Suzuki SX4 sedan currently used over here only costs 80-100,000 rmb. Can't really see it taking off over here!

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