So you thought the modular hybrid-motorbike-car from Geely was a little crazy? The Englong SC7-RV is a little bit mature and perhaps even slightly more palatable than its other fellow concept but the design is still way out there.
Geely owns a good slice of British company, Manganese Bronze, that produce the London black cab in the UK as well as China, the problem with the current TX4 taxi cab is that its just too big and too expensive for the Chinese market. The major problem is the price, the TX4 stats at 250,000rmb where as your average VW Jetta is 80,000rmb, so it is obvious what taxi drivers in China are going to plump for. The second big problem is the cost of building the TX4, it uses is own proprietary chassis that can’t be shared with anything else in the Geely stable, so Geely’s ultimate solution was to redevelop the Black Cab for China’s streets with a design based on something that already existed in their platform portfolio.
The chances of this being produced are actually quite high, Geely would love to strike at the taxi market with a specific vehicle that can take thousands of orders per year.