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Message 1277216 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 17:52:58 UTC
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So from next year London will get a new Black Cab the Nissian NV200



So from next year New York will get a new Yellow Cab the er Nissian NV200



Not sure how that happened but all power to Nissan, not sure it's a good thing

Worldwide Taxi domination!!!
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Message 1277292 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 21:10:58 UTC

Those look ugly.

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Message 1277295 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 21:19:39 UTC

They don't look bad to Me, as long as their safe and comfortable for the driver and any passengers, plus cheap on gas(petrol).
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Message 1277299 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 21:41:44 UTC
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Yes specifically built for safety and emissions and "the NV200 is claimed to offer "50 per cent" better economy than today’s most economical London cab"

Also has room for a wheelchair. And sockets to recharge mobile phones!!

Nissan are also working on an electric version.

Apparently the NV200 is also the default cab in Toyko.
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Message 1277385 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 2:52:37 UTC

Looks like the NYC taxi version costs `from $29000`
There is no way i am going to buy any of them for my town,
people refuse to get in a black cab as it is,
they think it is a `foriehn` taxi doing work in their town.
Fule consumption, ha ha ha
Lets see it guzel gas with the rest of us on things called `hills` in cumbria.
I am sure it is nice and new and all that stuff
But have they also addressed the problem of how to get vomit out of the corners and the carpet and other trimmings i hope are super easy clean material.
I have been driving a taxi for to long to get enthusiastic about `new` products.

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Message 1277458 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 9:13:38 UTC

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Message 1277471 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 10:28:47 UTC

I think it is very sad that the UK automobile industry cannot come up with a home grown equivalent that is just as good. But I forgot, the trade unions scuppered all that many years ago. But to be fair Nissan has a long UK history.

In early 1950s, Nissan partnered with an established European company to gain access to up-to-date automobile and engine designs. Nissan chose Austin of the United Kingdom, which later became the British Motor Corporation by its merger with Morris et al. Nissan began building Austin 7s in 1930, though the legitimacy of their license at that time is debated.


by 1955, the Austin A50 – completely built by Nissan and featuring a slightly larger body with new 1489 cc engine—was on the market in Japan. Nissan produced 20,855 Austins from 1953–1959.


The vehicle seems to be the most cost effective at the moment, but I don't like it in principle.

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Message 1277529 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 12:39:46 UTC - in response to Message 1277299.

Yes specifically built for safety and emissions and "the NV200 is claimed to offer "50 per cent" better economy than today’s most economical London cab"

Also has room for a wheelchair. And sockets to recharge mobile phones!!

Nissan are also working on an electric version.

Apparently the NV200 is also the default cab in Toyko.


Does that mean cheaper fares?
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Message 1277531 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 13:04:46 UTC
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Does that mean cheaper fares?


As I believe the Taxi owners/drivers pay for the fuel, possibly not. The new taxis will cost more than the old FX4 but will be more fuel efficient. So I suggest getting in a London cab and asking the driver, as he will probably be making more money in the future if he would mind if you don't give him a tip!!
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Message 1277540 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 13:30:44 UTC

Bernie my 'ol son, knowing down to earth London cabbies, I would recommend wearing earplugs as he reverses over your feet. You might also get some enlightening news about your parentage :-)))



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Message 1277664 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 17:38:27 UTC

I remember from my visit to London that cabs were these antique looking cars. They were cosy to sit in.
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Message 1277690 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 18:05:16 UTC - in response to Message 1277664.
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I remember from my visit to London that cabs were these antique looking cars. They were cosy to sit in.

Well this is the latest TX4 version



Did you know there is apparently no rule that say they have to be black, they just are!!
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Message 1277746 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 19:43:35 UTC - in response to Message 1277690.

I remember from my visit to London that cabs were these antique looking cars. They were cosy to sit in.

Well this is the latest TX4 version



Did you know there is apparently no rule that say they have to be black, they just are!!

What? Yellow cab hasn't invaded the UK yet? ;)
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Message 1277749 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 19:49:01 UTC

No but TX4's have crossed the pond!!


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Message 1277760 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 20:14:32 UTC - in response to Message 1277749.

No but TX4's have crossed the pond!!


Oh NO! The British are coming, the... ;)
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Message 1277762 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 20:23:07 UTC - in response to Message 1277760.

Shouldn't that be.....

...The British have returned..... :)
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Message 1277774 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 20:58:20 UTC - in response to Message 1277762.

Shouldn't that be.....

...The British have returned..... :)

Don't tell the Tea Partiers, they'll have a fit... :D
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Message 1277824 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 23:08:10 UTC - in response to Message 1277690.

I remember from my visit to London that cabs were these antique looking cars. They were cosy to sit in.

Well this is the latest TX4 version



Did you know there is apparently no rule that say they have to be black, they just are!!

We saw many that were something other than plain black. Many had advertising wraps. We saw two pink ones (on the same street at the same time - no mistake). One that had a watch gear paint job (or possibly wrap). And many others. Admittedly, the one that we rode in (at 2 in the morning getting to our hotel) was black.

The NY cabbies got a few gas electric hybrids a few years ago. Apparently, they were so popular that they commanded a higher daily price from the dispatchers...
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Message 1277865 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 2:09:38 UTC

Something i saw last year, that i wish i'd got a picture of, was an LTI Taxi, completely painted in Green Flag advertising... on the back of an AA lorry!

(Green Flag and the AA are rival breakdown services, for any foreign readers.)
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Message 1278087 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 10:53:12 UTC - in response to Message 1277690.

I remember from my visit to London that cabs were these antique looking cars. They were cosy to sit in.

Well this is the latest TX4 version



Did you know there is apparently no rule that say they have to be black, they just are!!


Like the cabs in New York who look yellow...
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