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Hey New Yorkers! Check Out The Taxi Of Tomorrow!

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It's official!

After a competition was set up to award a single car manufacturer with an exclusive, ten-year deal to supply New York City with 13,000 yellow cabs, Nissan has won, and will be the sole provider of the "Taxi of Tomorrow" - a NV200 commercial van!

Check out a mock up of what they will look like (above)!

According to city officials, the model - which has the potential to use an all-electric engine - beat out Turkish company Karsan and current producer Ford with its design, and is expected to debut in the fall of 2014.

What do U think?? Are U pleased with the new look?

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16 comments to “Hey New Yorkers! Check Out The Taxi Of Tomorrow!”



  1. 1

    Remember when you used to have hundred of comments on stories? What do U think?

  2. frrf says – reply to this


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    Should have been an american company



  3. 3

    Way to go! Send more jobs and money over seas! Great way to represent one of the biggest cities in the US with foreign cars! Dumb fucks!



  4. 4

    Re: belfree – Nissan has manufacturing plants in Smyrna, Tennessee; Canton, Mississippi; and Decherd, Tennessee. Nissan is providing Americans with jobs in areas of the country that certainly need an economic boost. They could have easily produced the same vehicles in Mexico, but have chosen the US instead. Read up on Nissan before commenting - they probably are providing more Americans with jobs than some other AMERICAN car manufacturers.
    I think the fact Nissan was chosen says something about their opinion of American automobiles.



  5. 5

    i dont like riding in vans no i prefer the cars in the vans u have to yell to the driver they should of just left it alone



  6. 6

    Hate vans for normal travel. Give me a town car anytime. These are goog airport transport, not so nice to go out to dinner or to the met.

  7. JCPR says – reply to this


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    they looks like the asian taxis from china, japan, korea etc.



  8. 8

    Re: JCPR – They look like taxis in Europe, too. This isn't a new design, like Mario wants everyone to believe.



  9. 9

    Love it. Nissan ROCKS, plus it's nice to float some business to disaster-torn Japan (even though assembly is mostly done here, in the disaster-torn south… wow. coincidental.). I was surprised to find (when I bought my Nissan in '08), -you get a substantial vehicle for your $. Vans are better in NYC - easier/faster to get in and out of on busy streets.



  10. 10

    Vans are far easier to get in and out of, carry more and are higher up so you can see traffic and therefore safer. I also like Nissan products.



  11. 11

    no, because it's not wheelchair accessible. way to stay in the 20th Century, NYC…



  12. 12

    Re: Serena Loves Mario
    Actually these particular vans will be built in Mexico
    •New York City has selected the Nissan NV200 - a MEXICAN-BUILT commercial vehicle from a Japanese manufacturer - to be its exclusive next-generation "taxi of tomorrow" for 10 years, beginning in 2013.
    •Nissan beat out the Ford Transit Connect and an entry from Turkish manufacturer Karsan Otomotiv.
    •Nissan will supply up to 13,000 taxis, at an average price of $29,000.



  13. 13

    Re: jcrhode – My point wasn't that these particular vans are being produced in Mexico. Nissan still has American plants and provides jobs to Americans, when those three plants could easily, and more cheaply, be run in Mexico.



  14. 14

    As a matter of fact it will be made here in America, in Brooklyn, part of their deal was if their model was chosen, they would set up their plant in Brooklyn, creating thousands of jobs.



  15. 15

    My bad, the Turkish company was going to set up shop in Brooklyn



  16. 16

    I love my home town, but I'm not really feelin' this. It may be the taxi of tomorrow, but brown folks still won't be able to hail it.