• Apr 15, 2011
Geely Englong SC7-RV - Click above to view the image gallery

Chinese automaker Geely is part owner of Manganese Bronze, which makes the famous black taxi cabs for the UK and Chinese markets. But while a pricey cab makes sense for the UK, a high-dollar cab in China isn't always profitable. For that reason, Geely will introduce the Englong SC7-RV next week at the Shanghai Motor Show.

While the instantly recognizable UK taxi does its job well, it utilizes a platform that is totally unique. By contrast, the Englong SC7-RV will reportedly use a platform from Geely's existing fleet. And since the parts are common and the production will likely occur in China, costs are expected to dip considerably. And if you ask us, the SC7-RV actually manages to look kind of cool. Even better for prospective taxi owners in China, this livery special will likely make it to production.



[Source: China Car Times]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      This thing looks like it could be the next generation PT Cruiser.


      :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      there are just no limits to what they can fail to do
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please kill this with fire!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought this Englong (and pic) is one of the new "car-acters" from the upcoming Cars 2 toons...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hello obvious Photoshop!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought it was a new car from Cars 2. Super ugly
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clown car.
      • 3 Years Ago
        • 3 Years Ago
        I reckon you're right. Best design/rip-off i've seen from Geely.. Not saying a lot though. They need to employ regular Joe's such as us to be advisors.
        • 3 Years Ago
        actually in that photo, it doesn't look all that bad! Must just be the black
      Eddie
      • 3 Years Ago
      it would look nice in black.
      • 3 Years Ago
      More like Bentley
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was gonna say, the headlights and front set up in general is very Mulsanne-like. Definitely looks like a Geely, but honestly, not too bad. Kinda scary thinking about transporting the general public in one of those though.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The front is definitely taken from the new Mulsanne,
        And the back looks inspired by a European hatchback... Maybe the Lancia Ypsilon?

        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/2/2f/20090322220045!Lancia_Ypsilon_Facelift_rear.JPG
        • 3 Years Ago
        This is as random a design as it is as random a location to shoot a
        car built in China to pay homage to a car from England in front of a
        house in Connecticut that pay homage to Gothic Revival.

        Bowen House, Bowen Connecticut
        • 3 Years Ago
        More like UG-LY!
      • 3 Years Ago
      omg, only the chinese
      • 3 Years Ago
      The exact name for the brand is (Shanghai) Englon and not Englong...
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