Today’s Post by Joe Farace
MOKE International announces that full production of MOKE vehicles has returned to the United Kingdom, home of the MOKE brand. All MOKEs will now be built at a state-of-the-art facility operated by the British automotive manufacturing services company, Fablink Group.
Since the marque was revived in 2017—something I didn’t know about until now— MOKE International’s production operations have been based between the Midlands and France, with cars engineered in the UK and assembled on the continent. The move back to the UK has been made possible by a government grant funding from the Niche Vehicle Network and follows the strong demand for what is rapidly re-emerging as the ultimate beachfront and country estate vehicle.
Fablink Group is a Tier 1 supplier of automotive structures and complete vehicle assemblies to several global OEMs including Jaguar Land Rover and Morgan. The company has over 500,000 square feet of production space and employs 700 highly skilled engineers, production operators and technicians across six UK sites.
From that revival of the marque in 2017, Fablink’s technical team has worked with MOKE’s engineers, drawn from the leading names in automotive manufacturing, to scale production capacity to meet demand both at home and internationally.
MOKE customers can specify a full range of colors and trim options throughout the vehicle. This includes configurable individual shades for the car’s chassis, bumpers, central bars and front
Today’s MOKEs remain true to the look and feel of the original, with a particular focus on maintaining the sense of fun and freedom that has endeared the car to so many for more than five decades. Updates include a new four-cylinder fuel-injected engine, uprated suspension, braking and the option for either an automatic transmission or manual. The vehicle is also slightly larger to provide more cabin space. Features previously viewed as a luxury like power steering and heated windscreen now come as standard.
A MOKE is available to pick up from today. Indicative pricing starts at £20,000 (approx $27,305.70 US dollars) excluding local taxes and delivery. Interested buyers should register their interest at https://mokeinternational.com/military-spec.
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