Nissan has unveiled a new Hackney Carriage for London – the Nissan NV200 London Taxi. Designed for superior comfort, space, convenience and accessibility, it features a 12.9 sq ft glass roof for better sightseeing, a sliding door and it can accommodate a wheelchair passenger.
Nissan NV200 will offer significantly reduced CO2 outputs compared to current taxi models, it is set for London testing next year, and could see service as early as 2014.
Taxi versions of the NV200 have already been unveiled in Tokyo and it has also been chosen as the exclusive New York City ‘Taxi of tomorrow’. The NV200 London Taxi joins an exciting global Nissan vision for the private hire industry.
Nissan has a respected place in the Capital’s taxi history – its 2.7-litre TD27 diesel engine was chosen for the iconic LTI FX4 ‘Fairway’ black cab, which introduced improved speed, reliability and efficiency to the London cabbie’s daily drive. The same engine also featured in the Fairway’s successor, the TX1. The NV200 will build on this reputation.