Why Nissan's $1 Billion 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Isn't Even The Taxi Of Today

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/15/14 9:00am 12/15/14 9:00am

Nissan's New London Cab Will Give You Royal Nightmares

New York clearly wasn't enough for Nissan. After the Taxi of Tomorrow, meet the Hackney Cab of Nightmares, based on the trusty NV200 platform. Round LED lamps, large butt, the works. » 1/06/14 9:00am 1/06/14 9:00am

I Was A NYC Cabbie In Nissan's New Cab For One Magic Hour

While I can't really say it's a lifelong dream of mine to drive a cab in New York, there is a certain appeal to, at least temporarily, joining the worlds largest, slowest fleet of professional drivers of yellow cars in the world. I was given this chance to realize that childhood not-dream by Nissan, so I could try… » 12/11/13 3:20pm 12/11/13 3:20pm

New York's Taxi Of Tomorrow Has Become The Taxi Of Right Now

There has been a lot of hoopla surrounding Nissan's New York city taxi of the future, the cliche-ly named Taxi of Tomorrow. But proverbial road blocks be damned, because the Taxi of Tomorrow is now on NYC streets. The future is here. » 10/29/13 10:15am 10/29/13 10:15am

Nissan's Taxi Of Tomorrow Slammed By Manhattan Judge

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped their authority when they mandated that all NYC cabs be Nissan's NV200-based New York Taxi. After October 28, all non-hybrid cabs in New York will become illegal, so those New Yorkers better figure something out, pronto. » 10/08/13 5:44pm 10/08/13 5:44pm

In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part II

Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. We’ve already taken a drive through the history of these yellow people movers and highlighted the Fords and Toyotas that make up the majority of the official fleet. Today we’re talking about… » 9/13/13 12:39pm 9/13/13 12:39pm

In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part I

Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. Yesterday we dove into the history of these yellow beasts and what makes them so special to this city. Today, I present the first part of my comprehensive guide to all the models currently in… » 9/12/13 8:43am 9/12/13 8:43am

What's The All-Time Best New York Taxi?

Following up on what we reported two weeks ago, Nissan announced that the production of New York's future taxis is well underway at the company's assembly plant in Mexico. So yes, after years of Crown Vics, a Japanese car will be the main vehicle in the fleet. Will this be the best NYC taxi ever? Doubtful. » 8/27/13 9:35am 8/27/13 9:35am

New York's New Phone-Charging Taxi Cabs Are Almost Here

While New Yorkers enjoy the last few rides in the city's fleet of trusty Ford Crown Victoria taxis, the production lines are running for 23 hours six days a week in Mexico making "the Taxi of Tomorrow." Don't worry, it comes with USB chargers for your phones and other devices. » 8/15/13 12:55pm 8/15/13 12:55pm

NY Legislator And Wife Made Money Off Failed Gov-Backed NYC Taxi

It would seem as if the demise of The Vehicle Production Group, the now-defunct manufacturer of taxis and vans that received $50 million in government loans, is solely a tale of losers. But at least two big winners were involved: New York State Assemblyman Micah Kellner and his wife, who got a lot of money and a job… » 6/24/13 11:05am 6/24/13 11:05am

How Is New York's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Still Not…

John Liu, the comptroller for the City of New York, does not have nice words for the mini-minivan that's poised to become the city's primary taxi cab. No, he's not a Jalopnik reader who's pissed that the Nissan NV200 van is going to replace the iconic, rough-and-tumble Ford Crown Victoria. (At least, we don't think… » 12/14/12 2:40pm 12/14/12 2:40pm

Why Is New York City's New Outer Borough Taxi This Sickly Shade Of…

The main goal of the new "Boro Taxi" — cabs that'll respond to street hails in the vast parts of New York that aren't Manhattan (the outer boroughs) — is to make it distinct from the common yellow cab. In that respect, the recently unveiled cab color succeeds. It is distinctly not yellow. But why does it have to look… » 4/30/12 10:30am 4/30/12 10:30am

New York, This Is Your New Taxi

New York's Taxi of Tomorrow was revealed in production form today, although you'll likely have to wait until next year to get a ride in it if your last name isn't Bloomberg. This 2014 Nissan NV200 doesn't have the regal name like a Crown Victoria, or the iconic style of a Checker, but it has airbags. Oh so many… » 4/03/12 4:00pm 4/03/12 4:00pm

New York City's new "Taxi of Tomorrow" still friggin' sucks

Nissan's revealed some new features this morning on the new "NV 200 Taxi" — aka, the "Taxi of Tomorrow" — aka, the "Taxi that friggin' sucks." Here's the "new" details we're learning today: » 10/31/11 10:30am 10/31/11 10:30am

New York City Whittles "Taxi of Tomorrow" List To Three

New York City now has three finalists for the "Taxi of Tomorrow" — Ford, Nissan and Karsan. Of course, given the RFP's "if any" stipulation, NYC might decide to just stick with what they've got. We vote for that. [NYC] » 11/16/10 10:30am 11/16/10 10:30am