Nissan is about to gain major brand exposure in New York City.

Nissan is reporting that their three way race between Ford and Karsan to become the sole taxi supplier for the next ten years has been decided. Their taxi design is based on a modified version of their compact global commercial van. The new Nissan taxis should begin arriving for service in early 2013. Currently 16 different vehicle models compose the NYC taxi fleet. These will be retired overtime and replaced with the new Nissan vans.

The press release contains some details of new features in the Nissan taxi which aim to improve the  passenger experience :

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