All the red tape in the world—and goodness knows Nissan has dealt with a lot of red tape over the last two years over their winning “Taxi of Tomorrow” bid—can’t hide this truth: everyone loves the Nissan NV200. Back in 2011, Nissan was selected to build and implement the official New York City taxi. Since then, government decisions have kept the NV200 from being officially confirmed as the “exclusive” Nissan’s New Taxi of NYC, but that hasn’t stopped Nissan’s plans to implement the taxi into everyday New York life.
The manufacturer sold the first NV200 in October of last year, and it continues to earn great reviews from critics and taxi drivers alike. A Business Insider review states that “it’s clear that Nissan has made a great taxi. It’s comfortable and spacious. The clear roof brings in a ton of light…there are USB ports to charge your phone, and the doors are easy to open and close. A good taxi doesn’t need much more than that.” At Economy Nissan, we couldn’t agree more.
It looks like Nissan will still eventually dominate the NYC taxi traffic with Nissan’s New Taxi. It will just have to go about it the old-fashioned way, winning drivers and passengers over one by one, instead of simply leaning on government ratification.