Ruth Mitchell

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Nissan wins New York taxi deal

The next generation of New York’s famous yellow taxis are to be made by Nissan, it has been announced.

The deal, which is estimated to be worth £607m was announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg while the design will be based on Nissan’s NV200 minivan model.

The van, which beat US carmaker Ford Motor and Turkish manufacturer Karsan Otomotiv for the 10-year contract, will be phased in starting in 2013.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged the Nissan NV200’s boxy form evokes suburbia, but he said the yellow paint would give it the iconic New York touch.

The vehicle features an overhead window to offer views of city skyscrapers, and charging stations for mobile phones.

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