Nissan shows off interior design for NV200 NYC Taxi, offers USB charging access for passengers

Nissan NV200 Taxi

Nissan today previewed its interior design planned for the new NV200 Taxi, which was selected by New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) as the exclusive taxi of New York City starting late 2013. The design was shown to a host of New York City officials including Taxi & Limousine Commissioner David Yassky

“The NV200 Taxi design reflects the input of hundreds of taxi owners and drivers, and thousands of passengers from all walks of life, who shared their ideas and priorities with Nissan designers and engineers,” Nissan said in a statement. “It also reflects ongoing collaboration with organizations long at the forefront of the ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ program, including the Design Trust for Public Space and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.”

Interior features planned for the NV200 Taxi include:

  • Spacious cargo area to accommodate luggage for four passengers
  • A transparent roof panel to provide unique views of the city
  • Sliding doors with entry step and grab handles for easy entry and exit
  • USB charging access for passengers
  • Independent, passenger controlled rear-seat heat/air conditioning with a grape phenol-coated air filter to improve cabin air quality
  • Flat floor – with no hump
  • Enhanced interior materials intended to help passenger cabin smell fresher
  • Breathable, anti-microbial, easy-to-clean and environmentally friendly seat upholstery

“Over the past century, New York City’s taxis have become known around the world for iconic exterior styling,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Fleet & Commercial Vehicles. “Now, with the NV200 Taxi, Nissan is bringing iconic design inside the taxi, while improving the comfort and safety of passengers and drivers. We’re committed to sustaining the New York City taxi’s heritage while meeting the modern needs of 600,000 passengers every day, and we’re looking forward to hearing New Yorkers’ feedback after they sit in this display property and fully experience the vehicle’s many first-of-a-kind features and amenities.”

– By: Omar Rana