Geely are a great company with plenty of foresight when it comes to concept model developments, the Moca has been shown before at the last Shanghai Auto Show where Chinese and foreign media were both taken back by the crazy idea of putting two forms of transport into one. Foreign media, who will go unnamed, were buy sending in test drive requests to China Car Times, but of course we couldn’t help them as it was a concept car with no plan of seeing the light of day – or is it? Geely started as a motorbike manufacturer that later entered into car making, if you see a Geely on a Western road its because its a motorbike and not a four wheeled device. Now Geely are seemingly planning to put both their core products into one with the launch of the Moca.
The Moca is a mini SUV (previous versions indicated a small hatchback with a split tailgate), that measures in at 3.7 meters, the concept shows that it can be easily modified to be either a 4 seater or two seat vehicle with enough space for a motorbike or wheelchair right at the back. Now the Moca isn’t likely to come into production with a motorbike attached, but it is likely to become the platform for a future London taxi for the Chinese and other developing world markets. The original London taxi, now on its TX4 variant, was too heavy and too thirsty for Chinese taxi ranks so Geely got to work on developing a new taxi fit for the Chinese market that was compact and economical. With the range of seating possibilities for the Moca, it’s highly likely that it will form the basis of a future multi purpose vehicle. Geely are also saying that they’ve filed for 60 new patents on the second generation Moca.
More news next week.