Nissan NV200 London Taxi

Nissan wants to continue its domination of taxis in major world cities, after Tokyo, Barcelona and New York, the time has now come to London. Japanese representative last year defeated the biggest competitor model Transit Connect in North America  before the New York changed the rules and said that a taxi company must have a large enough selection that only one model can not makes a majority. Nissan was not discouraged , however, because his model NV200 ( NissanVan 200 ) showed best to replace the legendary Ford Crown Victoria . The Japanese are now hoping to do the same thing in the capital of Great Britain dominated the traditional TX4 taxis.

Nissan NV200 London Taxi

Nissan NV200 London Taxi design

Nissan NV200 London Taxi is not much different from those for other markets and will be released in December this year . Nissan says the NV200 in London designing just in the UK in order to satisfy the customers of this state while production will take place in Spain beside Barcelona. However , the biggest difference between London NV200 and the one with the other markets is its front end, which features a large chromed grille and headlights taken directly from the model Juke.

Nissan NV200 London Taxi

Nissan NV200 London Taxi interior

As with previous models , the only color in the options will be black , and there are ” steps ” and easy entry for disabled people . Nissan NV200 London Taxi features and LED ” Taxi ” label , comfortable and great seats, as well as the possibility to customers to inspect the town while driving thanks to the large glass roof.

Nissan NV200 London Taxi

Nissan NV200 London Taxi engine

On the mechanical side, only one engine will be an option 1.6L gasoline engine that will develop 113 hp and 158 Nm of torque and power will be transferred to the front wheels via a CVT transmission. Although the NV200 will not be economical as diesel taxis (to be combined consumption of about eight liters per 100 kilometers ), Nissan says that its representative is significantly less polluting air especially in a city like London which is known for its high level of pollution in the air . This figure is still significantly better compared to the current TX4 taxis with diesel engines because most of their weight , which reaches two- tone. During 2015, the offer will be extended with the electric version , with complete manual will be taken with much acclaimed model Leaf.

Nissan NV200 London Taxi

London currently has approximately 20,000 taxis, but the new exhaust emission standards could retire many of them, which Nissan sees his big chance. The fact that Nissan does not offer diesel version also tells us that London is ready to such vehicles to fully withdraw from its streets, at least for a taxi service.

Nissan NV200 London Taxi price

In the end, we mention the price, which will be about 30,000 pounds ( 36,200 euros or 49,100 dollars ), which is the same price that the TX4 ‘s , but Japanese representative announced and significantly reduced maintenance of its model .

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