A Chinese Company Has Built The Most Luxurious London Taxi You'll Ever See

Geely Englon London Taxi

Photo: Courtesy Car News China

The Chinese auto industry is growing by leaps and bounds.Many Western manufacturers are now establishing partnerships with Chinese automakers to start building cars in the nation. Chinese car makers are also becoming heavily involved with Western companies; Swedish automaker Volvo is now owned by Chinese company Geely.

Along with Volvo, Geely owns a majority stake in Magna Holdings, the company that builds the iconic London Taxi.

Our friends at Car News China were at the recent Beijing Auto Show and shared these pictures of this Englon TX4, the Chinese-built counterpart of the London Taxi.

While a normal model costs around $33,000, this particular TX4 commands a price of $46,000. Car News China reports that Geely is hoping to see some of these cars to have bespoke options that will drive the price near $50,000.

From the outside, this appears to be standard London taxi fare.

The white exterior may be the only tip that this is something special.

But inside, there is quilted leather, deep carpets, and slippers.

The rear seats offer tons of legroom and recline for further relaxation.

You can also enjoy a nice glass of your favourite liquor while cruising in comfort.

The craftsmanship looks to be world class, nearing Rolls-Royce levels of luxury.

The driver gets to enjoy the same levels of comfort with beautiful wood trim and quilted leather.

He just doesn't get a passenger to speak to.

And that's because he has a fridge to chill drinks for his guests in back.

Now check out something far less luxurious.

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