Nissan unveils its new taxi for London to rival traditional black cabs
ReutersNissan unveiled its new taxi for London on Monday, having adapted an existing van to look more like the city's traditional black cabs, allowing the Japanese group to challenge the London market's current duopoly.
Nissan, which already supplies taxis in New York, Barcelona and Tokyo, said the new petrol-engine taxi would be based on its NV200 multi-purpose van and should be on the streets by the end of the year.
The company first unveiled the taxi in August 2012 but had to adapt it after feedback from the city's transport bodies.
"We have worked closely with the mayor's office and associated stakeholders and interested parties to ensure that Nissan's new cab not only raises the bar for both driver and passenger, but is also as instantly recognisable as its legendary forebears," said executive vice-president Andy Palmer.
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