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Mock nissan NV200 taxis fool NYC commuters and cops

Nissan NV200 vans (which are basically the same as the Chevy City Express) were dressed up as yellow New York taxis in order to transport visitors and VIPs during the new York Auto Show that looked so similar to the real thing that police officers wanted to issue their drivers some tickets. Some people tried to hail the fake cabs, but to no avail.

Drivers of the mock taxi Nissan NV 200 vans had to continuously apologize to people hailing them. The last straw came when one mock taxi driver declined to wait his turn in the taxi queues at the airport, prompting a policewoman to approach him. The driver, again, had to say that he was not a real taxi.

A court voided in October 2013 Nissan's billion-dollar "Taxi of Tomorrow" contract with New York City, but that failed to deter Nissan to continue selling its cabs in the city. The carmaker's officials believe taxi operators still want its NV200 taxi, which was designed to meet the New York's contract requirements.
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Any pictures of them? If it looks exactly like the NYC taxi I guess they should have done it a bit differently so people most familiar would know something is up and then maybe it wont be as confusing,
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Yea they look pretty much like the taxis in New York except they are more gold than yellow.

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they had one of these NYC NV200 cabs at my local auto show, they're sumptuous inside, touch screens, plenty of space...
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Yea they look pretty much like the taxis in New York except they are more gold than yellow.

Not bad, I like how it looks, any shots of the interior?
Sure better than the crown victoria's you see everywhere, time to phase out all those V8 sedans
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yep. cant wait for them to hit my city
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eventually they will, i think a large part will be local governments and taxi companies that push to make this happen.
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looks like it would be great taxi material
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It will, seems like it covers all areas that would need to be covered in a vehicle that would be best as a taxi
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Here are some pictures of the inside of the NYC taxis just in case you were curious.







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