Some New Yorkers really want that Nissan cab

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A stiff-upper-lipped Nissan is rolling out a couple of mock NV200 yellow New York taxis this week to carry visitors and VIPs around the city during the New York auto show.... Read More »



All hail the New York City taxicab

9:21 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
Nissan's NV200 cabs began hitting the streets of New York last fall, two years after Nissan won a bid to design the Taxi of Tomorrow under a plan that would have made it the exclusive supplier to the city's taxi fleet. Presumably, if the NV200 could make it there, it could make it anywhere. But why presume?... Read More »



Behind the wheel of Nissan's taxi of tomorrow

11:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
If you've ever been on a harrowing New York taxi ride, you know speed and maneuverability are key. To the drivers at least. So when I recently climbed behind the wheel of New York's next-generation "taxi of tomorrow," Nissan's NV200 minivan, there was a bit of a disconnect.... Read More »



Toyota goes futuristic at Tokyo show

Nov. 5, 2013 05:30 CET
Toyota is going futuristic at the Tokyo auto show. It will introduce a wave-inspired fuel cell sedan, a new Japan taxi and a podlike one-seater that steers with a tilt of the driver's body.... Read More »



Toyota goes futuristic at Tokyo show

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Toyota is going futuristic at this month's Tokyo Motor Show. It will introduce a wave-inspired fuel cell sedan, a next-generation Japan taxi and a podlike one-seater that steers with a tilt of the driver's body as the brand tries to rekindle its reputation for innovation.... Read More »



Nissan's taxi slap could be you next time

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2013
Nissan's competitors no doubt find it gleeful that just three weeks before the launch of its New York City yellow taxi, the city welched on the deal. Nissan had envisioned $1 billion in sales from its New York taxi contract. And it might or might not still see that. Nissan dealers have begun selling the taxi there anyway.... Read More »


Ford to sell Transit Connect Taxi in global markets

1:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
The Ford Transit Connect Taxi is going global as the automaker announced that it would begin selling the vehicles in Hong Kong in early 2014.... Read More »


French gov't to limit minicab services after taxi protest

Oct. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
The French government will limit minicab services after protests from taxi drivers, and will add more taxi licenses in Paris to satisfy residents' needs.... Read More »



A wise ruling on New York cabs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
I have to admit that I like the Nissan taxi that was developed for New York City. Anyone who has spent time in London understands it's a good idea to have a special-purpose vehicle for cabs.... Read More »


Nissan futurists rethink the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013
Nissan envisions an auto industry future that includes self-guided tourist vans, small vehicles that can be driven through crowded pedestrian malls and cars styled by fashion designers or home do-it-yourselfers.... Read More »


Nissan taxi rolls even after judge blocks NYC 'tomorrow' plan

12:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
A New York judge's decision to block Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan for a uniform fleet of van-like yellow cabs with sliding doors and skylight windows won't stop them from cruising city streets. One car dealer has already taken delivery of the taxi, built by Nissan, and has sold five to individual operators.... Read More »


Nissan's N.Y. taxi contract is not valid, judge rules

6:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
Nissan is vowing to press ahead selling taxis in New York this month despite a court ruling Tuesday that voids its lucrative exclusive contract with the city. New York State Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Hagler said that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission “exceeded its authority” by awarding Nissan the contract to exclusively supply all taxis for the next 10 years.... Read More »


Ford stresses flexibility of 2014 Transit Connect Taxi

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Ford has unveiled the 2014 Transit Connect Taxi, touting the vehicle’s powertrain and interior flexibility.... Read More »


David Markin, former owner of Checker Motors, dies at 82

1:51 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2013
Former Checker Motors Corp. owner David Markin, 82, died Thursday after a monthlong illness. He was a resident of Palm Beach, Fla., and Dorset, Vt.... Read More »


Nissan's NYC taxi deal may lose exclusivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
Nissan could have to give up part of its exclusive deal to supply the only taxicab in New York City for the next decade because of a state Supreme Court ruling there.... Read More »


NY court bedevils Nissan's taxi deal

2:17 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2013
Five months before Nissan is to begin rolling its yellow taxis onto the streets of New York City, the state's supreme court has ruled one element of the deal "null, void and unenforceable."... Read More »


Latest digital edition
Digital Edition Archive
Table of Contents
 Automotive News
Special Report
How a Texas Toyota store solved used-car-supply challenge

How a Texas Toyota store solved used-car-supply challenge

Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, struggled to find good used cars. So it started providing free appraisals to service customers and offered to buy their vehicles on the spot. Mon., April 14
» Watch the Video
News by Brand

Rocket Fuel