New York, here are your new taxis

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...llow-taxi-Nissan-redesign-to-be-unveiled.html

A prototype of the Nissan NV200 will be unveiled Tuesday. The model was selected from among three finalists in a city competition.

With a boxy shape and painted a brighter yellow than the city's current taxis, the cab offers a different experience for riders – starting with a flat, hump-less floor that makes shifting from one side to the other a simple task.

City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said that busy New Yorkers looking to get from point A to point B would find plenty to appreciate about the rides that get them there.

"New Yorkers are pragmatic but they also appreciate quality. This is a higher-quality taxi ride than what they're getting today," he said Monday.

The doors on the vehicles slide open, so no more risk of hitting a passing bicycle messenger, and they'll all come with a navigation system, so no more getting lost in the outer boroughs. There are floor lights, to help find anything that may have fallen to the floor, as well as overhead lights for reading. Luggage can go into the cargo space in the rear.

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The Nissan van, which beat out proposals from Ford Motor Co. and Turkey's Karsan, will be phased in beginning in October 2013 as older taxis age out of service. All current taxis, including the city's hybrid cabs, will be off the streets by 2018. Nissan spokesman Steven Oldham said the company would be undertaking a pilot program with the Nissan Leaf electric car to see if it would be feasible to make the taxis electric in the coming years.
The vehicles will sell for about $29,000 (£18,000).
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http://www.netcarshow.com/nissan/2014-nv200_taxi/
 

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Thats fine by me, Im a pretty tall guy and riding in the back of a typical yellow cab can be pretty uncomfortable.
 

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Amazed that Kirk hasn't shown up here yet criticizing the city for buying Japanese cars.
 

BIV

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Amazed that Kirk hasn't shown up here yet criticizing the city for buying Japanese cars.
If he did he would actually have a good point, for once.
 

Hoffman

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If he did he would actually have a good point, for once.
Eh, I say buy the best available cars. Not to mention, every major car manufacturer has plants over here so I'm sure that these cabs will all be built in America.
 
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Eh, I say buy the best available cars. Not to mention, every major car manufacturer has plants over here so I'm sure that these cabs will all be built in America.
Made in Mexico... meh

The Nissan NV200 is a light commercial vehicle produced by Nissan. It was first shown as the NV200 Concept at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Though it is an alternative to the Vanette, it is available only as a van model. "NV" stands for New generation Vehicle, or sometimes "New Vanette" by fans.

It was launched in Japan as Nissan NV200 Vanette on May 21, 2009, and in Europe in autumn 2009.[5] In April 2010, it was named the Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine Van of the Year 2010. In China, the NV200 is built by Nissan in partnership with Dongfeng Motor, and was released in June 2010.[6] An electric vehicle based on NV200 is planned.[7]

The NV200 was one of three finalists (alongside the Karsan V-1 and Ford Transit Connect) for New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow. The Nissan was announced as the winner in May 2011 and is expected to be awarded a 10-year contract to provide the city exclusively with some 13,000 yellow cabs, starting in 2013.[8][9] A fully electric version of the Nissan NV200 may be available by 2017 for the NYC Taxi fleet.[10] The European version with the 1.5L Diesel gets 54.4 averaged mpg; however, the American version will be much less.[11] The American version will be built in Mexico and powered by a 2.0L gasoline engine and has been rated at 25mpg.

Since October 2011, the Vanette has also been sold as the Mitsubishi Delica D:3.[12]
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I'd rather Americans, or even Canadians build them. Mexican assembling stinks.
 
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Well Nissan does have a plant in Canton Mississippi (they build the Titan/Armada there)... but I guess they cannot expand it to make these.
 

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Too lazy to do math. But I think 54.5mpg of diesel is still more cost efficient than 25.0mpg of unleaded gas. Diesel is only .30-.40 more per gallon but that's more than double the mileage. Is it just that there's not enough diesel on Manhattan?
 
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Hoffman

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Too lazy to do math. But I think 54.5mpg of diesel is still more cost efficient than 25.0mpg of unleaded gas. Diesel is only .30-.40 more per gallon but that's more than double the mileage. Is it just that there's not enough diesel on Manhattan?
Not only is it more efficient, its cleaner with the newest diesel standards.
 
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Guess there is enough room for the mayor and Ed Koch to have lemon parties.
 

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How is it that the Mayor of NYC has the powers of a king? What kind of stupid, cuntbag city are you people running down there?
Its simple. He protects Wall Street and he keeps the city relatively safe. If he wasn't doing one of those two things or either of them, a viable candidate would have challenged him a couple of years ago.
 
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Not only is it more efficient, its cleaner with the newest diesel standards.
People still equate diesel to trucks that spew black smoke out of their stacks... well they seem to do in North America anyway.

In Europe you can pretty much get a diesel in anything you want.

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Engines & Transmissions

The new Ranger will be available in 4x2 and 4x4 with three engines:

2.5L Duratec petrol engine (122kW & 226Nm) mated with 5-speed manual transmission
2.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA" ZSD-424) diesel engine (88kW & 285Nm; 92kW & 330Nm or 110kW & 375Nm) consumes as little as 7.6 L/100 km (37.2 mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
3.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA") diesel engine (147kW & 470 Nm) at 8.4 L/100 km (33.6mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
 

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People still equate diesel to trucks that spew black smoke out of their stacks... well they seem to do in North America anyway.

In Europe you can pretty much get a diesel in anything you want.

Like:



Engines & Transmissions

The new Ranger will be available in 4x2 and 4x4 with three engines:

2.5L Duratec petrol engine (122kW & 226Nm) mated with 5-speed manual transmission
2.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA" ZSD-424) diesel engine (88kW & 285Nm; 92kW & 330Nm or 110kW & 375Nm) consumes as little as 7.6 L/100 km (37.2 mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
3.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA") diesel engine (147kW & 470 Nm) at 8.4 L/100 km (33.6mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
Well, people over here are generally idiots and haven't gotten their heads out of the late 60's and affordable pony cars with too much power and no mobility. I'd rather drive a 3 series BMW which would get eaten by a Mustang in the quarter but would toast that loose American hunk of crap on a nice windy road.
 

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People still equate diesel to trucks that spew black smoke out of their stacks... well they seem to do in North America anyway.

In Europe you can pretty much get a diesel in anything you want.

Like:



Engines & Transmissions

The new Ranger will be available in 4x2 and 4x4 with three engines:

2.5L Duratec petrol engine (122kW & 226Nm) mated with 5-speed manual transmission
2.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA" ZSD-424) diesel engine (88kW & 285Nm; 92kW & 330Nm or 110kW & 375Nm) consumes as little as 7.6 L/100 km (37.2 mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
3.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA") diesel engine (147kW & 470 Nm) at 8.4 L/100 km (33.6mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
kW's and Nm's? WTF happened to horsepower and torque? Or is this some new eurofag trend?