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    Official: Nissan's NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow' enters production
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    There's a great history to purpose-built taxis. London still uses the same type of Black Cab, but while New York's iconic Checker cabs have long since disappeared – replaced by Ford Crown Vics and all manner of other vehicle – they're making a comeback in the form of the Nissan ...

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    Report: Nissan's NY taxi deal faces court obstacles
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    Nissan scored a big win for itself when the NV200 was named New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow, but the compact van has been under attack ever since. The latest setback for Nissan comes from the New York Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled the deal between NYC and Nissan is "null, void and ...

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    Report: How Nissan's NYC taxi contract may be a ticket to Hollywood fame
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    "So here's the pitch. It's a movie about a car. But it's not really about a car. It's about something else. What that is isn't important. But it's got a car in it. Not just one car, but lots of cars. Thousands of them actually. And they're in almost every scene. But only in the background. ...

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    New York: VPG Autos MV-1 Taxi will leave the light on for you
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    The streets of Gotham are about to look a lot different. After being inundated with legions of bulky Ford Crown Victoria and the occasional Toyota Sienna or Prius for years, New York City's hack pool is slated to get a fresh crop of yellow ugly thanks to its "Taxi of Tomorrow" program. Chief ...

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    New York: 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi brings convenience, comfort, safety and homeliness to Gotham
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    Attendees at the New York Auto Show are getting their first hands-on look at the all-new 2014 Nissan NV200, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission's choice to replace much of its taxi fleet beginning in late 2013. "The Nissan NV 200 unveiled today will be the safest, most comfortable and ...

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    Report: How a few college buddies racked up $100,000 cab ride [w/video]
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    No, this is not the screenplay for The Hangover Part III. But this story does demonstrate how brilliant ideas conceived at the bar with your buddies have a tendency to snowball out of control. In this case, a single, flippant thought (How high can a taxi meter go?), one that might have been ...

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    Report: Mexico finally stomping out its fleet of VW Bug taxis
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    If you've ever wanted to flag down one of Mexico City's classic Volkswagen Bug taxis, you'd better book your travel now. The last of the iconic cabs will be decommissioned by the end of the year, according to the Associated Press. VW hasn't built the classic Beetle since 2003, the same year that ...

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    Official: Nissan shows New Yorkers the inside of its new taxi
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    If you lined up all the taxis in New York, they'd stretch all the way from Wall Street to Norwalk, Connecticut. They shuttle some 236 million passengers around the city every year – about 600,000 every day – and in the process, they travel the equivalent of 20,000 times around the ...

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    Official: Non-hybrid Altima and Impala also approved as NYC taxis, but not for long
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    The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved the Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Impala, which join the Ford Transit Connect, on the list of vehicles approved as interim taxi cabs for the Big Apple. According to USA Today, New York cab companies are permitted to purchase those models for ...

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    Official: Ford Transit Connect Taxi approved for NYC cab duty
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    New York City's post-Crown-Victoria future is becoming clearer. It was nearly a year ago that the selection of the future NYC yellow taxi was narrowed to three: the Nissan NV200, Ford Transit Connect Taxi and the Turkish entry, the Karsan V1. And although the Karsan was the people's choice, the ...

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    Official: Nissan wins bid to be next New York City taxi *UPDATE
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    We now know what the future of the New York City taxi will look like. According to Reuters, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission has awarded Nissan a 10-year contract to produce the vehicles. The Japanese automaker beat out both Ford and a Turkish automaker to cinch the deal worth more ...

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    Report: Turkish firm Karsan pledges to build NY taxi in Brooklyn
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    Karsan V1 New York City Taxi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Three manufacturers remain in the running to be the chosen supplier for New York's "Taxi of Tomorrow": Ford, Nissan and Turkish firm Karsan. In an informal poll conducted by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission ...

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    New York cabbies to get stiffer dress code?
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    The image of the laid-back New York City cabbie may not be long for this world. According to Yahoo News and WNYC, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission had been slated to vote on a new rule that could force the drivers to maintain a "professional appearance," but that vote has now been ...

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    New York City taxi finalists narrowed to Ford, Nissan and Turkish manufacturer
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    Ford Transit Connect NYC Taxi Cab – Click above for high-res image gallery
    New York City is one step closer to choosing its next official taxi cab. With the Ford Crown Victoria getting on in years, the city is looking for a more efficient and functional way to move its citizens around. So ...

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    Surprise! New York cabbies prefer Crown Vics to hybrids
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    If it weren't for the somewhat obsessive and frankly narrow-minded love by taxi drivers and police officers for the body-on-frame Ford Crown Victoria, we'd imagine the old Panther platform would have been put out to pasture a very long time ago. As it stands, though, New York cabbies especially ...

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    Giugiaro Quaranta taxi concept picks up fares in Rome
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    Italdesign-Giugiaro Quaranta concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hail a taxi in most American cities, and what are you likely to ride in? A Ford Crown Vic, maybe a minivan or an Escape Hybrid. But a few lucky residents of Rome had something decidedly more exotic recently when ...

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    Volkswagen unveils electric Milano Taxi concept in Hanover
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    Volkswagen Milano Taxi concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is unveiling a new compact battery-powered taxi concept called the Milano at the Hanover Trade Show in Germany this week. The styling draws heavily on the Space Up! Blue concept that debuted at the 2007 LA ...

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    Report: cabbie takes fares on a 6,500km taxi ride around Western Australia
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    To clarify, he's not taking just one fare, but a bunch of fares from all around the world. The purpose is The Extraordinary Taxi Ride, set up by the state of Western Australia's tourism office to promote what many consider a rather remote region of the world. Out of 460 cabbies who applied for ...

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    Spy Shots: AM General-built taxi cab gets restyled before production
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    In an oddly compelling little piece of timing, two new American companies are working on taxi designs just after Checker Motors, the most famous of all bespoke taxicab companies, has filed for bankruptcy. We've seen the Standard Taxi before, but it has apparently been restyled a bit after cab ...

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    MetroKing, America's first domestically-made taxi since Checker?
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    Click on the image above for a gallery of MetroKing's new taxi
    Although the two events seemingly have nothing to do with each other, a new company called MetroKing has sprung up that hopes of manufacturing cabs in America just as former taxi maker Checker has filed for bankruptcy. Starting with ...

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