January Taxi Roadshow Roundup

First Stop – the Scottish Capital 

Our first roadshow of the year took place at our Edinburgh Sales Office on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January. As there is a high demand for hackney taxis in the area, it was very was well attended by local cabbies. Please click on the link if you’re interested in our range of black cabs for sale. 

Our main aim was to showcase the Mercedes-Benz Vito taxi which is currently available at an exclusive lower price and those who bought a car on the day took advantage of our special offers – a free taxi meter with every purchase.  

Vito taxi comes complete with full hackney specification, allowing six passengers to travel in comfort and style. Features include leatherette upholstery, two-way intercom and front luggage space. All Vito taxis also benefit from Mercedes-Benz fantastic 3-year unlimited mileage warranty package! 

A Tale of Two Cities 

For the second leg of our January roadshow series in Glasgow, it was another mixed weather day for our two-day event on 28th – 29th January. Despite this there was still a constant stream of local cabbies who came to chat with our Sales team, find out more about our special offers and enjoy a free coffee and cake.   

We sold a good mixture of vehicles including Ford Procab – which is a popular choice in the city. 

Procab is another great hackney taxi, built on-site at Cab Direct HQ in Glasgow from the popular Ford Tourneo Custom chassis.  Features include a bold new grille, stylish taxi graphics and an 8” colour TFT touchscreen with satellite navigation. 

We also made sales on our used car range during the event. Our used taxis are popular because our extensive range always receive thorough mechanical inspections and repairs if needed – thus ensuring guarantee to taxi test. Buy one of these and you’ll get a 12-month warranty and six months road tax too! 

Marketing Involvement. 

Our marketing team were on hand to prepare for both events – providing the refreshments and free promotional items like pens, air fresheners and ice-scrapers which are popular at this time of the year.  

“It’s always great to attend these types of events and meet the drivers”

Cab Direct Brand Manager, Susan Smith enjoyed meeting the local taxi drivers and was pleased to meet our recent prize draw winner Mark Taylor from Edinburgh. She said “It’s always great to attend these types of events and meet the drivers. Mark was so excited to win our £500 prize and some of his comments about how to spend his winnings really made me laugh – thanks, Mark!”  

Future Events 

Why not visit us on Tuesday 10th March when we are hosting another Hackney Taxi Event at the Powerleague Manchester Central, 20 Union Street, Manchester.   

Our experienced team of taxi trade experts will look forward to greeting you at this event and they’ll be happy to discuss your requirements. For more information, contact us on the number at the top of the page. 


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