Nissan NV200 London Taxi (Black Cab) officially unveiled image

Nissan has recently pulled the wraps off the NV200 London Taxi, also known as the Black Cab or the Hackney Carriage.

After being selected as the New York City official taxi not too long ago, the Nissan NV200 is once again being placed into the spotlights, this time with the company unveiling the official London Taxi. According to the Japanese based automaker, the Nissan NV200 London Taxi has been designed to be flexible and fuel efficient and the model can transport five people in the passenger compartment. The Nissan NV200 London Taxi is coming with sliding doors and it complies with regulations that call for a 25 ft turning circle ability.

“Nissan is proud to be delivering a 21st century vision for one of London’s most iconic vehicles. The ‘black cab’ is as much a part of the London landscape as Big Ben and, whilst there will always be a place for that familiar silhouette, the Nissan NV200 London Taxi focuses as much attention on its interior as the exterior – a better experience for drivers and passengers”, said Andy Palmer, the Nissan Executive Vice President, in a statement.

Nissan says that the NV200 will be cheaper than the TX4 Taxi and it will offer improved running costs. An NV200 black cab equipped with a 1.5 dCi engine and a six-speed manual transmission will return 53.3 mpg UK, which is almost 50 percent more efficient than the most economical version of the TX4 and over the course of a year, the model will save 700 pounds on fuel. The Japanese carmaker will also begin testing an EV variant of the model in 2013, after it will aim to receive full London Taxi certification this year.