A full size interior prototype of the NV200 NYC taxi gives the public a chance to experience new passenger amenities.

This week, New Yorkers will get a chance to try out the interior of the new Nissan NV200 which will become the standard taxi in the city beginning in 2013. Nissan has created a special exhibit called the ‘Taxi of Tomorrow' Design Expo in the public plaza adjacent to the Flatiron building. PSFK attended a media preview yesterday where we learned why Nissan created the special interior exhibition. Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Fleet & Commercial Vehicles remarked that NYC taxi's have a heritage of being recognized for their exterior styling. This is more true of the Checker era rather than currently where the fleet contains vehicles ranging from Toyota cars to Ford Vans. Nissan wanted to really study and elevate the passenger experience within the cab which has been largely an after thought on previous taxi conversions. The new NV200 aims to offer a new level of passenger comfort and amenities not seen in the taxi fleet to date.

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