very country has its own taxis, but ritish black cabs are the most emblematic of all with over a century of existence and they stand out as one of ondon’s symbols. hese taxis have been made by different brands.
Thorse-hauled he origin of black cabs goes back to the 18th century hackney carriage, rented carriages. Since the early days of the 190s to the late 1950s, the black cabs were only made by such British companies as Morris, Austin, Winchester and Beardmore. In 1977, London Taxis International (LTI) launched the TX1, with a Nissan diesel engine and, in 2002, that model was replaced by TX2. Modern TX4 was put out in 2006. Some 17,000 of these taxis are estimated to be presently circulating in London. The black cabs have gone beyond British borders and they can be currently found in other European countries, as well as in Latin America and Asia.