The first model of FX4 was fitted with a cc Austin diesel engine and a Borg-Warner automatic transmission. This website uses cookies in order to improve your user experience. Stephen Fry owned a Fairway as his own private transport. Ford Zephyr MkII convertible. It could also be ordered with special trim at extra cost.

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Audi A3 SB 1. In Carbodies take responsibility for the complete manufacture of the FX4 taxicab, after British Leyland lost interest in it.

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Manual Others 7, KM. Nissan Qashqai – 1. Manual Diesel 33, KM. Manual Diesel nc 24, KM. Automotive industry in the United Kingdom.

Manual Fairwag 32, KM. InCarbodies began manufacturing the body and carrying out the assembly, finishing and delivery of the most important vehicle in their history, the Austin FX4 taxi.


This was received very well by the trade, as a sign that their needs were actually being listened to. Volkswagen Tiguan – Tiguan 1.

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Manual Petrol 38, KM. A six-door version of the FX4S was also built. Automatic Diesel 3, KM. Manual Diesel 66, KM. Suzuki Swift Pack 1. Automatic Petrol ncKM. Introduced at the same time as the FX4, it was aimed at the private hire, limousine and funeral trade and this market was the main reason why the petrol engine was offered in the vehicle.

Automatic Others 76, KM. Manual Others 62, KM. Stephen Fry owned a Fairway as his own private transport. Much of this increase in sales was due to local authorities insisting on wheelchair accessible cabs being used in their areas.

Manual Others 15 KM. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The TimesFriday, November 16, ; pg. This made the FX4 a faster and more reliable cab.


Carbodies also supplied prototype bodies and tooling, projects including the Jaguar E-type bonnet and panels for TriumphAriel and BSA motorcycles and scooters.

They feature Ackermann steering geometry which allowed the car to make U-turns in just 7. Manual PetrolKM. Air conditioning was offered as well as a wider range of fairwqy interior options, including a cocktail cabinet and custom sound systems.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. It formerly traded as London Taxis International and Carbodies.