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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

NYC Picks Nissan Minivan Taxi

New York City has chosen, somewhat surprisingly, Nissan as the supplier for the "Taxi Of Tomorrow".  I had expected them to choose the Ford Transit, because it is the only vehicle that actually is in production, and has some quality history behind it.  The Karsan taxi was a complete unknown, while the Nissan NV200 is for sale in Japan, has not been modified to meet U.S. regulations, and is not currently street legal in the U.S.

Interestingly, the "American" Ford would be imported from Turkey, while the Turkish Karsan was promised to be assembled in New York.  Nissan's NV200 will be built in Mexico.  


simmonmt said...

Here's some additional detail:

Among other things, it was the least popular of the three.

I suspect we haven't seen the last of this decision. Who knows -- maybe we'll end up with the Transit Connect *and* the Nissan

STAND UP NOW said...

The NYC taxi commission MUST be stopped. Since when (never) has the commission been able to FORCE owners to but a specific brand? OK, have requirements that must be met as they do now, but to mandate a NISSAN or nothing??? This is the land of the free?