2014 Nissan NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" Finally Here Today

By Jacob Brown | April 03, 2012
We're not going to lie: When Ford announced it would be discontinuing its iconic Crown Victoria taxi, ridding itself of its long-standing taxi, we cried. Or at least thought about crying. Then the 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi won New York City's coveted "Taxi of Tomorrow" competition, and we started feeling a little better. Now, with the 2012 New York Auto Show looming a day from now, Nissan's decided to share details of its upcoming taxi. Despite no longer having the acres-long dimensions of the Crown Vic, the 2013 Nissan NV200 Taxi will be able to carry four people—one more than its Big Apple predecessor. It'll have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an estimated 135 horsepower that should also allow the van to offer up significantly better fuel economy than the V-8 Vic. But those aren't what's going to make the 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi worth its its 13,000-unit contract. What is will be a host of new and exclusive features, including a navigation system with built-in backup camera, a charcoal headliner designed to neutralize odors, breathable, antimicrobial fabric that will simulate leather, and a skylight panel that should allow riders to check out New York's skyline while riding to their destination. The Nissan NV200 Taxi is also fully crash-tested with its partition in place—a first for a taxi—and it's lighter, leaner, and more tech-friendly than any taxi before it, with charging stations throughout. Check out our 2012 New York International Auto Show page for full details and photos. Source: Nissan
Body Shop Torrance
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I think they will work much better than the current system. They are not the best looking, but they will be very practical. Will still be sad to say goodbye to the old Crown Victoria's tho :(