You may have heard about Nissan’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ that it tried to implement in New York City. This was Nissan’s spacious and versatile NV200 van. While a few are in operation currently, it didn’t get the widespread use that Nissan and other New Yorkers were hoping for.
Now, Nissan is aiming for London’s black cabs with its latest NV200 van. London is finally saying good-bye to its infamous Hackney black cabs and Nissan hopes to be the “Taxi for London.” Nissan designers even incorporated the round headlights and grille design of the Hackney cabs to make it something Londoners will recognize.
The Nissan cab will be much more efficient than the outgoing model and will be equipped with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. Nissan says a production model will make it to the streets by the end of this year and an electric version should come shortly after that in 2015.
In addition to New York City and London, Nissan also has a taxi program in both Barcelona and Tokyo. Both of those cities use the NV200 as well.
We love the Nissan NV200 taxi. From all the information and pictures we seen, it looks spacious, high-tech, and just what big cities would need.