Nissan's NV200 is already being used as a taxi in cities like New York, but for the London edition it's received a visual makeover. Nissan has just revealed its new take on the classic London taxi — also known as a Hackney carriage — which is based on the NV200, but with a new look to "make it instantly recognizable as one of the capital's iconic black cabs," according to the company. That includes not only a black paint job, but also rounder headlights, a remodeled grille, and completely changed front bumpers.
"We were able to go out and talk to cabbies about what was important to them."
The design was created with feedback from the London mayor's office, and the team also gathered thoughts from local cab drivers. "We were able to go out and talk to cabbies about what was important to them as well as look at the vehicle from a customer's viewpoint," says Darryl Scriven, from Nissan Design Europe. A gasoline-powered version will be available in December 2014, but Nissan is also working an all-electric version that's expected to hit the streets of London in 2015.