New Yorkers will get their first peek inside the Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City’s exclusive Taxi of Tomorrow, at the Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow Design Expo, Nov. 1-5. The exhibit, featuring an interactive display showcasing the vehicle’s planned interior, will be hosted on the pedestrian plaza across from the Flatiron building at Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
“Nissan’s NV200 Taxi will be the first taxi in the world to offer new and iconic features developed for, and with, New Yorkers,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan fleet & commercial vehicles.
“The Taxi of Tomorrow Design Expo will offer a first look at these one-of-a kind amenities, which include increased legroom, plenty of interior lighting, and materials that reduce odours and germs while supporting sustainability.”
The Taxi of Tomorrow project began in 2007 as an initiative to establish the vision for a next-generation New York City taxicab. Following a rigorous evaluation process, Nissan’s NV200 Taxi was selected in May 2011 as New York City’s exclusive Taxi of Tomorrow beginning in late 2013.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution and the Design Trust for Public Space have engaged with Nissan and the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission in the vehicle’s design and development.
The Taxi of Tomorrow Design Expo will be open to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 1, noon-9 pm; Wednesday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 4, 8 am-9 pm; and, Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 am-6 pm.