Nissan has unveiled the new face of its Taxi for London, redesigned to make it recognisable as one of the capital's iconic black cabs.
Based on the company's multi-purpose NV200 platform, the vehicle was first unveiled as a bold new vision for the famous London Hackney Carriage in August 2012. In response to feedback from the London Mayor's office, Transport for London and other key organisations which have put their backing behind the new taxi, Nissan has redesigned the vehicle to better reflect the iconic nature of the traditional black cab.
The new taxi will be launched in December 2014 with a modern 1.6-litre petrol engine equipped with an automatic gearbox. Furthermore, Nissan will launch a zero-emission electric version of the NV200 taxi in 2015.
Among the specific changes that have been made to the front of the NV200 taxi are the round headlamps and a re-modelled grille mirroring the traditional black cab "face"; LED lighting to improve visibility of the traditional taxi sign; and completely new front bumper panels.