Ford ProCab™ – A Winchester Winner

October 19, 2018

Designed and manufactured jointly by Ford and Cab Direct, ProCabhas been purpose-built to provide the perfect solution for today’s busy taxi driver.  Boasting exterior and interior upgrades, this stylish cab is packed full of exciting features as standard.

We caught up with James Hammond, who stands proud next to his ProCab™ by the Alfred statue in Winchester.  His new taxi attracts plenty of attention with ‘James Taxi’ branded along the side, making his taxi service stand out on the road.

James has been in the taxi trade for 16 years and is a returning customer of Cab Direct.  He said:  “This is the second taxi I’ve had from Cab Direct.  I previously had the Peugeot Eurobus™ and I’ve had the ProCabfor two months now.  I must say that I’m very impressed.”

Ford ProCab™ – Powered by Performance

ProCab™ promises a smooth and consistent journey for both driver and passenger on every trip.  Powered by Ford’s 2.0 litre, 130 PS engine, it strikes the perfect balance between performance and economy.

“Covering, on average, 75,000 miles a year, I needed something reliable, flexible and economical.”

James continued:  “The ProCab™ is excellent as a multi-use taxi, perfect for a week’s work.  I work the local railway station rank, carry out airport runs and have school contracts, covering, on average, 75,000 miles a year so I needed something reliable, flexible and economical.”

Space & Safety

ProCab™ can accommodate up to eight passengers and boasts a spacious 1180 litre boot, allowing it to efficiently handle luggage-laden passengers in comfort and style.  High-visibility grab handles, seat patches and floor edging assist passenger entry and exit.  Integrated within the passenger compartment floor, the EasyGlide™ ramp is quick, light and easy to use when picking up wheelchair users too.

James said:  “There’s loads of room for passengers and luggage and the wheelchair access is also brilliant!  It’s easy to enter the vehicle and secure a wheelchair passenger and I also also use it to wheel in pushchairs and help elderly passengers get in and out of the taxi safely.”

“There’s loads of room for passengers and luggage and the wheelchair access is also brilliant!”

With safety such an important part of any driver’s journey, it’s paramount that both driver and passenger feel secure on every trip – with ProCab™ you’re in good hands.  Built on Ford’s Tourneo Custom chassis, it was the first in its segment to earn the maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP.  The raised driver position plus large windscreen and wide angle door mirrors – with blind spot eliminator – will make your life as easy as possible.  While ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, larger, more durable brake pads, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Stability Control have you ready for whatever the roads throw at you, even in the notorious British winter conditions.

James continued: “I enjoy driving the ProCab™ and feel very safe in it. A highlight for me is the security of my cab when working the ranks at night. The partition screen makes me feel safe and the driver controlled locking doors is really handy for allowing entry to the cab from the inside.”

New 2018 Model

ProCab™ has just undergone a refresh!  Packed full of all the clever features you’d expect from a high-quality, modern purpose-built taxi with some fantastic additional extras. The latest generation ProCab™ comes complete with a bold new chrome grille, 8″ colour touchscreen, heated front seats, new electric side steps, streamlined LED taxi sign and 17” alloy wheels* all as standard.

James commented: “It really doesn’t get much better. It’s kitted out with everything you need as a taxi driver and the intercom is really clear for chatting to my passengers.”

Highly Recommended

Not only was James impressed with his ProCab™ he also had nothing but praise for the service received from Cab Direct.

James said:  “I would highly recommend the ProCab™ and Cab Direct to all.  It meets all the requirements for M1 and IVA certificates and the service Cab Direct provided was exceptional.  From the test-drive to the delivery direct to my house, everything has been smooth and on time.  The added benefit of having parts delivered, as and when I require, is a great peace of mind for the future too.”

Great to sit in and great to drive, ProCab™ epitomises everything the taxi of today should be. Click here to discover more about the new generation of hackney taxi now.

*Manual transmission only.

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