Nissan NV 200 – Taxi of Tomorrow in New York City

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Jan 12

 

What an endorsement for Nissan and the NV200? Really fabulous news. Nissan won this deal to replace all of the 20,000 cabs in NYC with Nissan NV200s. One of the other competitors in the running for the prize was the Transit connect – phew great escape from that bag of nails  for The New York City Taxis and Limousine Commission!

One of the great experiences of 2011 for me was getting to drive the Nissan NV200 van – both Brad and Brian two of our franchisees bought one and they are just fabulous vans. Really they are very much like my Daihatsu with the upright sitting position but with the modern touches of a great engine that does lots of miles to the gallon and of course a lot better constructed from a safety point of view.

I've been told in the past that the sort of wear that oven cleaning vans get from going from job to job during the day and all the stop start work is very much like a taxi so for Nissan to get this deal where they will supply all the taxis for New York City is really a huge deal worth billions of dollars. They went for the Nissan NV200 because of its space and its upright sitting position and of course that very economical engine that does over 50 mpg. Also Nissan are currently experimenting in London an electric Nissan NV200 and the hope is that by 2017 they will start having electric cabs in NYC too. The Nissan for NYC will be the van variant to be built in Mexico and then with further upgrade of the interior in NYC. Doesn't it look great?

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