Today Nissan unveiled their new design for a fleet of black cabs for London – the NV200.
The Nissan NV200 London Taxi features a glass roof to allow passengers better sightseeing.
The rear of the cab has sliding doors and accommodates three passengers on a bench facing forwards plus two on flip-down seats facing backwards.
The front passenger seat has been removed to make more room for carrying luggage.
Taxi versions of the NV200 have already been unveiled in Tokyo and New York, the taxis are expected to be in London by 2014 – with an all-electric version is also set to undergo trials.
Read more about it here.
Some facts from Nissan:
» Affordable and 50% more fuel efficient, than alternative cabs
» Complies with TfL regulations, including 25ft turning circle
» All-electric e-NV200 prototype London Taxi to be tested in 2013
» Fully backed by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association and disability groups
» Designed for superior comfort, space, convenience and accessibility
» Nissan has unveiled a bold new vision for the future of the London ‘black cab’ and its 300,000 daily users – the Nissan NV200 London Taxi.
» The NV200 London Taxi will offer significantly reduced CO2 outputs compared to current taxi models – a focus in line with the Mayor Boris Johnson’s Air Quality strategy for London.