The 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi Of Tomorrow will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show this Thursday April 6.
The iconic yellow cab that is a famous symbol of New York City around the world accommodates 600,000 passengers every day. Starting next year the 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, which won the proposal bid by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in May 2011, will be available for up close inspection by drivers, passengers and visitors from around the world for the first time.
"The Nissan NV 200 unveiled today will be the safest, most comfortable and most convenient taxi the City has ever had," said New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. "New York City cabs have always been iconic, and now they will set a new standard. The 600,000 passengers who use taxis to get around every day deserve the cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line safety features that this model delivers."
New features, to mention a few, include:
- 2.0L 4-cylinder with enhanced emissions performance and fuel efficiency
- superior room for four passengers and their luggage compared to its predecessor
- transparent roof panel
- independently controlled rear air conditioning
- mobile phone charging station for passengers, including a 12-volt electrical outlet and two USB ports
- Hearing Loop System for the hearing impaired
- driver and passenger intercom system
- low-annoyance horn with exterior lights that indicate when the vehicle is honking
- navigation system with integrated rearview backup monitor
The Nissan NV200 Taxi will be produced at Nissan's manufacturing facility in Cuernavaca, Mexico. MSRP with all planned standard features will be approximately $29,700.
More features in the press release below.