New York is "hailing" a new era of urban mobility today, as the city with the nation's largest taxi fleet has selected Nissan to design and supply the next-generation "Taxi of Tomorrow." For 2014, New York’s iconic yellow cab is getting a decidedly futuristic update. It’s the Nissan NV200, and with room for four, a low-annoyance horn and sliding safety doors, it’s set to change not only the face of the taxi, but of the Big Apple itself.
The city's Taxi of Tomorrow is the Nissan NV 200-and it's going to be the safest, most comfortable and most convenient cab the city has ever had," said Mayor Bloomberg."We started this process to leverage our taxi industry's purchasing power to get the highest quality taxi,one that that can expand and redefine the legendary image of New York City taxicabs. The new taxis will be custom-designed to meet the specific demands of carrying 600,000 passengers a day in New York City traffic and the vehicle meets the top priorities identified by the public in our on-line survey."
"Nissan is proud to provide the next generation of taxis for the City of New York," said Nissan Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares.