There is some news for the people of New York on the cabs; Crown Victoria is going to be replaced with Nissan’s NV which is a van.
13200 cabs in New York which is either the Crown Victoria or the hybrid models are to be replaced by the Nissan NV200 by 2018 which was recently introduced into the American market. Nissan NV200 was opted over the Karsan of the Turkish automaker and the Transit Connect from Ford.
The Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg decision on the cab is not to go without an opposition as the cab owners have the own demands for choices. In plain words, the cab owners were not allowed legally to choose their need even based on the Fuel Economy rating. But the Mayor has taken up the responsibility as to decide Nissan NV500 which has double the mileage of Crown Victoria. NV500 is to give 24 to 26 miles per gallon.
Nissan has actually own over in the crash test with the driver’s partition in its place and would be the first of its kind to provide with airbags for its passengers.
It is said that the leg room space is much more in the NV500 than the rest of the contenders. It also has a large luggage space which could hold the luggage for four. The charging stations for laptops and the smart phones is an added plus. The windows are panoramic such that the visibility is enhanced for the passengers.
But Nissan had not earned the votes from the physically challenged people who have their facilities of wheel chair loading with the Karsan. But there are options with the Nissan for modification as required by the disability advocates.
Nissan has plans to power the cabs with electricity in the near future. The slightest imagination of the streets of New York filled with Crown Victoria from to Nissan NV gives a sense of wonder about the model of the taxi that would sold at the souvenir shops in New York.
City Public Advocate, who is one of the city officials, Bill de Blasio has summoned for an investigation on the process of selection as it was reported than one of the consultants involved worked with both Nissan and Ford.