While New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to send the illegals to Detroit, the city just picked the next taxicabs to be made in Mexico:
New York City picks Nissan minivan as next taxi cab
Japan’s Nissan Motor has won a contract to provide the next generation of New York’s famous yellow taxis.
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 NV200, which will be built in Nissan plants in Mexico, is the first to be designed specifically for use as a New York City taxi.
The deal is worth $1 billion, and the idea is that all cabs will be the Nissan mini-van.
There’s at least one cab driver who prefers to have a choice, instead of the uniform mini-van.