For most of us, the closest we ever get to the front seat of a New York cab is when we lean forward to pay the driver. And even if we do cram four (or more) passengers into a cab, prompting at least one of us to get a front-row seat to watch the streets blur as only NYC cabbies can make happen, the left seat is always occupied by someone else.
So we jumped at the opportunity to not only ride in but drive the all-new NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow” — which became the taxi of today when owner/operator Ranjit Singh, shown above, started taking fares this morning from JFK International Airport. Based on Nissan’s compact NV200 cargo van, the Taxi of Tomorrow was purpose-built for NYC cab duties, but will get pitched to taxicab fleets around the world soon. And while its shape lacks the iconic style of Checker Cabs from the 1960s or the dome-roof retro cabs in London, the NV200’s giant Dustbuster case proved perfect as a short-haul shuttle.Read More »from Inside the Nissan NV200, New York’s taxi of today: Motoramic Drives