Nissan Makes a Major Impression on NYC with New Taxicab
Since the first one hit the streets in 1907, NYC cabs have been as iconic as the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. That yellow Crown Vic, due to retire this year, was just one of many cabs to pass through the city - equally as tough and lovable as NYC taxi drivers themselves, some might argue. It takes a stand-out car to make it through the daily grind of the city. And as they say, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere."1
Which is why Royal Nissan is proud to announce that when city officials and taxi company stakeholders came together to find a replacement for the rugged Crown Victoria, they chose the Nissan NV200. Set to officially hit the streets as the exclusive New York City cab in 2013, it's the first taxi specially designed with the NYC commute in mind.
Speaking on the collaboration with city officials, Joe Castelli, Vice President, Nissan Fleet and Commercial Vehicles says, "The Taxi of Tomorrow...will offer a first look at these one-of-a-kind amenities, which include increased legroom, plenty of interior lighting, and materials that reduce odors and germs while supporting sustainability."2
People got a first look at the taxi early last week at the "Taxi of Tomorrow Design Expo," on Broadway. The NV200 answers a lot of requests from passengers across the board, including: cup holders, charging ports, rear-seat climate controls and enough room four people's luggage. Another cool addition from the designers at Nissan is a transparent roof panel to provide a better view of the city.
The NV200 has already started to pick up passengers around Manhattan and Brooklyn; so if you're making a trip north anytime soon, you might be lucky enough to experience the all-new taxicab for yourself. But if not, Royal Nissan invites you down to our showroom at 9325 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70815 to get a tour of the 2012 Nissan lineup that's chock-full of advanced amenities.