NYC’s Next Generation of Yellow Cabs To Be Nissans

New Yellow Cab, Nissan NV200
The next generation of Yellow Cabs in the Big Apple will be Nissan NV200s. AP Photo.

All of NYC’s Yellow Cabs To Be Nissans
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Taro Koyano reporting from New York, May 6, 2011

On the 3rd, New York City announced that it will entirely restock its fleet of “Yellow Cab” taxis with Nissan NV200 minivans.

New York and Nissan have signed a 10 year contract, and its current cars will be systematically replaced with NV200s. According to American media, the contract is worth over one billion dollars (or 81 billion yen).

Nissan’s specially-designed NV200s are produced in Mexico. Their glass sun roofs allow tourists to enjoy a full view of the city, and they have cell phone chargers in the passenger seats. There are currently about 13,000 Yellow Cabs, and they include 16 models from 9 companies, for example Ford Motor Company’s Crown Victoria.

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