Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    Doh!

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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    Pitiful when a 2nd tier world power can't even build its own freakin taxicabs. The decline is just gaining momentum...
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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    With the London Taxi Company now owned by a Chinese firm I guess the British government had less of an interest in protecting their stake in this business.

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    Where's TONKA TOYS when the Brit's really needed them?
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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    Talk about hideous.

    I would rather walk.

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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    Putting a British Bowler on a Japanese rickshaw...
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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    WTF is that thing

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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

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    Pitiful when a 2nd tier world power can't even build its own freakin taxicabs. The decline is just gaining momentum...
    London taxis have a unique requirement - the ability to perform a U-turn in a narrow street - maximum turning CIRCLE is 25 feet. That's on top of requirements for wheelchair access as well as all the usual emissions and safety legislation. No other city in the UK has such a specific requirement so the market is small.

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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by syr74 View Post
    With the London Taxi Company now owned by a Chinese firm I guess the British government had less of an interest in protecting their stake in this business.
    The UK hasn't done "protection" like the US for a long time now - we're open for business and doing very nicely with high tech, high value engineering - we're quite happy to leave the robot-minding car building to others!

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    Re: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxi

    Interesting level of changes...just to have a taxi. Wonder how much cost that added to them. Especially in regards to a new nose and redesigned front suspension/steering to cut the turning radius down...not easy changes. Is it still then sold as a Nissan, but custom?

    A local Nissan dealer here near Philly has an NV200 painted in NYC taxi cab yellow with the black "taxi" markings on it for sale in their front row, I would think to general public. Not sure why you would buy that unless to be entertaining on your work van duties, but alas.

    Once the new Transit Connect is out and marketed properly, this van may not have much left, unless it's a lot cheaper.

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