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New York 2012: Nissan NV200 Taxi


William Maley
Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
April 3, 2012

At this week's New York Auto Show, Nissan will unveil the production model of the NV200 Taxi. The vehicle, which was chosen as New York City's new taxi, will go into service next year.

The NV200 can take four passengers (three in the back, one in the front). Back seat passengers can take advantage of a charging station for their electronics, which includes one 12-volt outlet and a pair of USB ports. Back seat passengers also get a transparent panel to view the sky and climate control.

For the taxi driver, the NV200 taxi gets a standard navigation system and rearview camera.

Power comes from a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with unknown horsepower.

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Thoughts... wow, those three people sitting in the back better be friendly... those seats are NARROW.

The sunroof will give you a better view of the day traders falling from the skies when our financial systems crash again.

Finally, I think the sliding doors, while saving space, are going to result in more passengers getting hit by cars. Granted, there are taxis with sliding doors in operation in NYC right now, but they are in the minority. This NV200 is looking to become the dominant taxi, so other drivers are going to get used to driving closer to the sides of the taxis.

I still think Nissan blew it with this design... lopping a foot of overhang off the front would have allowed an extra taxi to fit in a NYC short block during gridlock conditions.
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The speckled floor and matching yellow stitching are nice touches. I do like how the divider window and fee meter are integrated into the design; doesn't look like afterthoughts.

The Transit Connect is cooler looking as a car, but this has way better passenger ingress/egress and space.
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Ugly, small taxi that does nothing for NY or it's image. Tends to say cheap to me and with their sewege problem on rainy days, NY can just float away with this ugly vehicle. So much better american options and they choose to send the hard working tax dollars over seas. NY deserves this uglyness with the way they over charge people who visit.
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I think it is excellent. You take 212 inch long Crown Vics off the road getting 15 mpg, and replace with a 186 inch van with more interior space and perhaps 25 mpg. Less congestion, less pollution, less fuel consumption. And I like the interior with the TV screen in back and the low-annoyance horn.
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It's not going to get 25 slogging thru NYC.
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I'm surprised it's not a hybrid. I'm surprised Toyota hasn't developed a taxi-oriented minivan based off the Prius...regular Priuses are pretty widely used here as a taxis.
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Down the road they're going to also make an EV version with the Leaf's powertrain.
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Down the road they're going to also make an EV version with the Leaf's powertrain.

Makes sense..
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