After the successful launch of the NV200 taxi of tomorrow in New York early last year, Nissan had unveiled a customised taxi with an eye on the 7,000 Chicago Taxi market, at the Chicago Auto Show.
Features differ from city to city:
While the New York version boasts a glass panoramic roof, seats three passengers and is wheelchair accessible from the rear, after sliding the seats forward.
The Chicago Taxi has an active carbon roof liner to soak up unpleasant odours, a low annoyance horn that flashes the lights as an almost apologetic gesture, seats 4 (3+1) with plenty of luggage room and 40/60 split rear doors.
The London version facilitates side loading wheelchair, seats 6 and has a 25 foot turning circle.
One feature immediately sticks out in the Chicago version, the massive 2.0L 4-cylinder power-train. Supposedly engineered to enhance emission performance and fuel efficiency.
Nissan have plans to launch the NV200 in a number of Cities across America and Europe, but it's not just the vehicle's features that differ from city to city, the is also a huge difference in the price.
The advertised retail cost of the Chicago NV200 Taxi.... Just $29,700 Canadian dollars, which converts to just over £18,000, which is half the predicted price of the London Taxi version.
Other advertised features for the Chicago NV200 Taxi include: