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Old 8th January 2014, 08:44   #1
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Nissan has unveiled the NV200 based London Taxi. Designed by their London design studio, the face looks quite quirky with headlights borrowed from the Juke.
The NV200 (Evalia) might have not done well in India, but looks to be taking up the taxi space in major cities around the world.

Details here: Autocar UK

And a related article from Topgear
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Looks like the designers that did the 'Zen Classic' worked on this one. Nissan is all set to dominate the worldwide taxi market. First NYC and now London.
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It seems that the designers had done due diligence before modifying the car to its current shape and design. As, khanak mentioned about Zen Classic, I feel that the front Grill has been borrowed from the current "Toyota Innova". The fog lamps have much resemblance to that of "Maruti A-star".

But yes, as a taxi it looks to be a good choice for small distance travels.

Many tour operators that I had a chance of interacting did try their hands on Nissan Evalia in India as a replacement to Innova. This was done considering that it was not expensive to buy when you compare its cost with Innova and is also more fuel efficient.

However, they had to shelf their plans when they realized that users would insist only on Innova when it comes to hiring an SUV.
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Nissan is actually quite serious about taking this NV200 taxi to all the major cities. Here is their campaign for New York.

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The new face was designed to recreate the classic London cab look, and was done by the same guys who worked on the Juke and the Qashqai.

Last heard, the New York NV200 cab was facing some stiff resistance from NY Taxi Drivers' Associations.

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Our stile has a better face than both London and NY cabs.

I like the retro face of the London cab, but that chrome grille is awful.
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I wonder why is it so expensive in the US? 30K is base price.
Usually its more expensive here in India after all the taxes.
Thoughts?
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I wonder why is it so expensive in the US? 30K is base price.
Usually its more expensive here in India after all the taxes.
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Specs are different. For example, the NV200 taxi is powered by a 2 liter 4 cyl diesel, against the K9K in India. The transmission is automatic also.
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Specs are different. For example, the NV200 taxi is powered by a 2 liter 4 cyl diesel, against the K9K in India. The transmission is automatic also.
Glass Roofs, Special seats and so on. The packaging is way different

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