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 |  Jun 12 2014, 9:25 AM

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Nissan might serve as the sole provider of new taxicabs for New York City after all.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 3:01 PM

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Nissan has announced that the 2014 NV200 will be priced from $21,100 including destination.

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 |  Oct 21 2013, 1:02 PM

Ford-Transit-Connect-Hong-Kong-Main-ArtWhat does Hong Kong have in common with New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles? Other than being a large, cosmopolitan metropolis it’s also the latest municipality to select Ford’s Transit Connect Taxi for duty.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 8:32 AM

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The Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow is in jeopardy as a state court rejected Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s program, stating that it is an overreach of executive authority.

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 |  Aug 25 2013, 11:39 AM

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The Nissan NV200 Taxi, also known as New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow, has begun production.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 8:32 AM

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The Nissan NV200 will live on as the “Taxi of Tomorrow” as the Taxi and Limousine Commission has amended the rules, allowing cab operators to purchase a hybrid alternative to the NV200 minivan, at least until Nissan comes out with its hybrid variant.

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 |  May 14 2013, 12:14 PM

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General Motors announced today that it will begin selling a small cargo van based on heavily on Nissan’s NV200.

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 |  Mar 23 2013, 9:01 AM

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Nissan and Gibson have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind NV200, converting the compact cargo van to a mobile repair and restoration van for guitars.

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 |  Nov 23 2012, 3:45 PM

Nissan’s NV200 and e-NV200 are set to be used at the official taxi in Barcelona, Spain as the city strives towards reducing emissions. At the same time, the Japanese automaker will be boosting production of its compact van at its Barcelona plant.

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 |  Sep 20 2012, 6:02 PM

New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to make the Nissan NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow” van its next official taxi, a deal that will grant the right to provide the city’s cabs for a decade.

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 |  Feb 08 2012, 6:39 PM

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The Nissan NV200 is a functional cargo van looking to steal some business away from the Ford Transit Connect here in North America, and was just unveiled at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

Over 40 countries worldwide are already supplied with the NV200; today is strictly the little van’s North American debut. The NV200 has done quite well for itself globally, winning the 2010 International Van of the Year award in Europe, the 2010 Commercial Delivery Van (CDV) of the Year in China and the 2011 Universal Design Award from Universal Design GMbH, which would suggest that the NV200 will do well for itself in North America.

The NV200 measures in at 186.2 inches in overall length riding on a 115.2-inch wheelbase that offers 123 cubic feet of storage space. That length is 7.9 inches longer in North America than the rest of the global market. Nissan also estimates the van is capable of carrying 1,500 lbs of payload. The NV200 is can also fit a standard 40×48-inch pallet in its cargo area. To bolster the idea of the NV200 being a utility vehicle, six floor-mounted cargo hooks are available for the rear of the van as well as standard mounting points in the walls where shelves and racks can be installed.

The interior of the NV200 tries to emulate a mobile office with a laptop storage spot, a place to hang files, a pen tray and of course cupholders all embedded in the center console. The passenger seat is fully foldable to further aid the driver’s office experience by functioning as a desk or by offering more storage space for particularly long items.

Driving the NV200 is a 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine mated to Nissan’s Xtronic CVT transmission. While it may not be a power house, the NV200 should get reasonable fuel economy, an important factor for buyers interested in the van for working vehicle fleets.

GALLERY: 2013 Nissan NV200

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 |  Jul 18 2011, 7:10 PM

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Today, the Ford Transit Connect is targeted at taxi and delivery business where fuel efficiency is a top priority. Initially, the small van was rated for 21 mpg on the city and 26 mpg in the highway. For 2012 Transit Connectgets a 1 mpg bump in each category, for a ratings of 22 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. This is good news considering the the competition in this class with the new Nissan NV200 and the rumoured Fiat Doblo (which would be sold under the Ram brand). No other improvements are expected until the all-new Transit Connect arrives on the market sometime in 2014.

[Source: Ford Inside News]

 |  Jul 04 2011, 4:44 PM

Nissan has launched a global proving test program for their compact electric commercial vehicle NV200.

The Japanese automaker began the test with Japan Post Service. The postal service will be provided with the NV200 to carry out postal collection for two months in Yokohama. The vehicle will be tested in real world conditions to help fine tune small aspects of the NV200. Testing will begin soon in Europe with the vehicle as well.

The testing on this vehicle is vital as it will serve as the next generation New York taxi. The vehicle has been present in Japan and European markets since 2009 and the van has won numerous awards.

“The role that can be played by zero emissions vehicles in promoting a balance between economic growth and environmental protection in the realm of logistics is large” said Nissan Corporate Vice President Hideto Murakami, who is responsible for the Global LCV Business Unit. “We will certainly reflect the customer feedback gained from these proving tests in our future product development, and I expect that our commercial electric vehicles based on the NV200 will contribute to our customers’ business and to the development of a sustainable society”.