2014 Nissan NV200 Taxis Hit the Streets in Big Apple


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    2014 Nissan NV200 Picture

    The 2014 Nissan NV200 is now rolling in the Big Apple. | October 30, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Nissan NV200 taxis are now in service on the streets of New York City.
  • The first customer was picked up at JFK International Airport on October 23, Nissan announced.
  • Eight Nissan dealerships in the New York City region now have the NV200T available for purchase by New York City medallion owners.

NEW YORK — The 2014 Nissan NV200 taxis are now in service on the streets of New York City.

The first customer was picked up at JFK International Airport on October 23, Nissan announced.

Eight Nissan dealerships in the New York City region now have the NV200T available for purchase by New York City medallion owners.

Nissan released a YouTube video showing Ranjit Singh, an owner/operator of Medallion No. 7F20 taking delivery of the NV200T from Koeppel Nissan in Queens on October 18.

The milestone comes as legal wrangling over the cab continues.

Earlier this month, a judge put the brakes on New York City's plan for a fleet of the Nissan taxis. The decision struck down the city's highly touted plan to create a uniform taxi fleet under the "Taxi of Tomorrow" initiative.

The judge said the notion that the Big Apple should have one exclusive "iconic" New York City taxicab is a policy decision that is reserved for the City Council.

"The court decision only took away exclusivity, so all else is proceeding as planned," wrote Travis Parman, a Nissan North America spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query on Tuesday. "The city has filed an appeal for the case."

Nissan said the NV200T is bound for London next. A "black cab" version of the Nissan taxi is set to debut there in 2014.

Edmunds says: Your next ride in the Big Apple may come courtesy of Nissan.

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