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Metrocab

Metrocab

Small В«Hooper MetrocabВ» firm produces only special-purpose taxis with plastic body. The only model is simple but solid Metrocab II-series limousine with cross-wall in saloon. Spacious 6-seated body is mounted on the frame. Together with robust chassis (rear axle on springs) it is designed for resource of 800 000 km. Turning radius of 8.8 m is convenient for exploitation in confined city conditions. High and wise saloon is fitted with 3-seat sofa and folding seats called strapontine. Luggage area is located near the driver. Metrocabs are equipped with only 2.5 l engines of 71 hp power and as option 5-stage mechanical or 3-stage automatic gear box.

At the end of 1990-ies there were attempts to make an assembly of English Metrocab II-series in Touchino Machinery Plant in Moscow. But the project was failed.

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