Unconfirmed reports have reached Taxi Leaks, that a Nissan NV200 Taxi was presented for licensing as a London Taxi at an SGS testing centre today.
It has been alleged that the vehicle presented, did not conform to the conditions of fitness as the door openings were not of the required width. It was felt that the doors were too small to receive certain types of wheelchairs.
This could be quite a substantial set back to the company who are planning to make the model generally available to the trade by October 2013.
Originally Nissan hoped to launch the NV200 London Taxi earlier in 2013 but put back the launch date to October so the front end could be redesigned to look more Taxi like for the London market.