All hail Nissan's new black cab

All hail Nissan's new black cab

Nissan is doing its bit to help clean the air of the capital by launching a new version of the iconic London black cab.

The 1.6 litre petrol-engined taxi produces fewer emissions than the diesel cabs on the streets of the capital and is an altered version of the first black cab it produced back in August 2012, based on feedback from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

It has round headlights, a different grille design and front bumper panels thanks to the work of Nissan's European design centre in Paddington, west London, which is responsible for the look of its popular Qashqai and Juke models.

The vehicle meets Transport for London's regulations for Hackney Carriages, which stipulate that they must have a 25-foot (7.6-metre) turning circle.

The older version can be seen on cityroutes , while the new cab has an automatic gearbox and a brighter traditional taxi sign.

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