Nissan NV200 Taxi Finds Its Way to Chicago, Public Gets Chance to Say #HailYes

First introduced in NYC, Nissan is bringing a ‘customised’ NV200 taxi to Chicago, which will be unveiled for the first time at the Chicago Auto Show this year. With over 7000 cabs running in the city, Nissan wants to crowdsource a dialogue with taxi drivers and passengers via social media, through #HailYes, where the public could share their thoughts on what makes a better taxi experience.

The Nissan NV200 taxi will get the white and green Chicago colors but with new offerings like USB charging, anti-fatigue seats, panoramic sky views of Chicago, reduced odors, more leg room and cargo space, passenger safety and other conveniences that other taxis don’t offer.

Other features include:

  • Ample room for four passengers and their luggage, offering substantial improvements over current and recently unveiled taxi models
  • Sliding doors with entry step and grab handles, providing easy entry and exit
  • Opening side windows
  • Independently controlled, rear air conditioning
  • Active carbon-lined headliner to help neutralize interior odors
  • Overhead reading lights for passengers and floor lighting to help locate belongings
  • Mobile charging ports for passengers, including a 12-volt electrical outlet and two USB ports
  • Breathable, germ-fighting, durable and easy-to-clean seat fabric, simulating the look and feel of leather
  • Flat “no hump” passenger floor area for more comfortable ride
  • Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact and rollover protection for all outboard occupants – the NV200 taxi is the first taxi to be crash-tested with taxi equipment installed, including the partition

Other notable NV200 taxi features focus on driver comfort, customer satisfaction and the environment:

  • A low-annoyance horn with exterior lights that indicate when the vehicle is honking, so the horn is used less frequently
  • Hearing Loop System for the hearing impaired
  • Driver and passenger intercom system
  • Proven 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain, engineered to enhance the emission performance and fuel efficiency of the taxi fleet
  • 150,000-mile powertrain limited warranty
  • A 6-way adjustable driver’s seat featuring both recline and lumbar adjustments, even with a partition installed
  • Unique driver’s seat material and stitching to promote improved airflow
  • USB auxiliary audio input and charge port for driver
  • Standard navigation system with integrated “RearView Monitor”
  • Taxi wiring and installation provisions

The NV200 taxi is now on sale. Total manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the vehicle starts at approximately $29,700.

 

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