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2014 Nissan NV200 Taxis Hit the Streets in Big Apple


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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.

Comments

  • dagmar3 dagmar3 Posts:

    Is the NV200T big enough to host the TV show Cash Cab? Personally, I will wait for the yellow Sienna.

  • rope2_ rope2_ Posts:

    I wonder what kind of deal Mayor Blomberg made ..he sold out america when we need the jobs and money the most... Its a disgrace a public servent gives business to a non american company.

  • jeffinoh jeffinoh Posts:

    Nissan was determined to beat Ford for the ugliest new van. But watch out- Chrysler/Fiat's new van is on its way, and its looks could scare children.

  • joe_scuba joe_scuba Posts:

    An American made (US) Taxi would have been a better choice for the country. Sadly these are made in Mexico

  • gtiguy3 gtiguy3 Posts:

    @rope2, the decision on what kind of taxi the city would use was made by bid, and any manufacturer could put forth a design. They put forth the bid that made the most sense from a cost/design standpoint.

  • okbeartoy okbeartoy Posts:

    Folks you do know the Ford Crown Vic was made in CANADA and not the United States right? Well Canada is part of North America as is Mexico....Crown Vic's have been built in Canada since 1991, Impala's are also made in Canada, as are Dodge Chargers/Chrysler 300's.....Check out the new 2014 Chevy/GMC 1/2ton crew cab trucks, all made in Mexico...... double cabs in the US...

  • rope2_ rope2_ Posts:

    to giti guy3 So then bid with american companies only..I am sure japan is not gonna accept an american company to have a chance at there taxis ..When are you gonna wake up and understand we have to look out for ourselves first.. We need the money here not there ..But the new american will sell out its own mother..

  • rope2_ rope2_ Posts:

    I guess I am lucky I will not live to see it,,,..When there is nothing left that this country owns and we become third world because of no american companies left.. I just feel sorry for our kids and theres ,,because everyone sells out,, like our leaders..So keep making excuses and support everyone outside america first ,,and see what becomes of us.. I hope I am wrong ,,and I guess its a bad word now a days to be loyal to your fellow citizens and your country ,,sorry to offend you mr gitiguy3

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