Japanese minivan Nissan NV200 will no longer be used in new York taxis, instead, in the automotive Park of the city will replenish the Ford Transit Connect minivan and Ford Fusion sedan.
Not only that, American brand Ford has announced that it will offer 2 of its models for taxi service new York city – we are talking about midsize sedan Ford Fusion and Ford Transit Connect van, recently, the management of this service have announced that the earlier decision on the acquisition of Japanese minivan Nissan NV200 has been cancelled.
“Taxi drivers want their cars were reliable, efficient and convenient,” said Imran Jalal, Manager, communications and public relations Department of Ford motor company. “Transit Connect Taxi and the hybrid version of the Fusion sedan Hybrid Taxi in addition to all other benefits of a good economy. In addition, Fusion Hybrid emphasizes our commitment to implement fuel-efficient vehicles”.
Now all the taxi drivers in the city will be able to choose from an extended list of more than 30 different cars. I must say that the American automaker has offered the most relevant at the moment versions of their models.
Compared to Japanese Nissan NV200 van, the American equivalent of the Ford Transit Connect has more advantages – in particular a larger number of seats and increased Luggage compartment volume.
Under the hood is a 1.5-liter diesel engine family EcoBlue, which, according to the assurances of the manufacturer, is fully consistent with the norms for fuel consumption EPA fuel consumption per 100 km does not exceed of 7.84 liters.