New York City and Nissan Celebrate Taxi of Tomorrow
Right before the world debut of the all-new Nissan Altima, the company's President Carlos Ghosn and New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, celebrated the official world debut of the City's new official taxi, the 2014 Nissan NV200. Aka the Taxi of Tomorrow, but NYC inhabitants, taxi drivers and commuters can see it today.
Early April at the event in Soho, Ghosn related to the fans, "We're proud to introduce a new era of urban mobility to New York with the Nissan NV200 Taxi...The exclusive Taxi of Tomorrow draws on Nissan's global experience in commercial vehicles, as well as insight from New York City taxi drivers and passengers, who helped identify important developments over today's cabs. The Nissan taxi will deliver unparalleled levels of innovation and comfort to New York's 600,000 daily taxi riders."1
Mayor Michael Bloomberg also said a few words about the city's newest transportation choice. He applauded it's comfort and safety and foretold that this new taxi will become as iconic as previous NYC cabs.
Well, it definitely should be! City officials took two-years to pour through all of the competitors before choosing the winning bid for the car set to replace the outgoing Crown Vic.
And what do they have to show for all that work? A taxi that claims plenty of room for passengers and their goods, easy to use sliding doors, a transparent ceiling for beautiful skyline views, antimicrobial seat fabric, Carbon Lined headliners to reduce interior odors, front- and rear- occupant airbags, and Vehicle Dynamic Control and traction control, among many other features. On top of which, the NV200 Taxi will be the first taxi ever safety tested with all taxi gear in place - including the partition.
Like we said, the taxi only just made its debut in NYC early in April before it went on display at the New York Auto Show. Nissan plans to start production in North America later this year, and the NV200 Taxi will go on sale early in 2013. Along with the van, Nissan is running a pilot program with taxi medallion holders to test the feasibility of an EV taxi with the help of their LEAF.
With all that in mind, be sure to stay tuned with us, Peters Nissan of Nashua, for more news on this and other upcoming Nissan models.
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