Feb. 6, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Following its introduction in
New York City
as the city's newest taxi, Nissan unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show a customized
taxi featuring more content tailored to the unique needs of metropolitan cab service than ever before.
has about 7,000 cabs in service, and Nissan wants those who know them best—taxi riders and drivers—to engage in dialogue about what features make for a better taxi experience. The public can share their thoughts through social media such as Twitter or Facebook using #HailYes.
The Nissan NV200 taxi's green and white design expresses a modern take on a historically popular
taxi color. The
NV200 taxi offers USB charging, anti-fatigue driver's seats, panoramic sky views of the city, reduced odors, improved leg room, more cargo space, passenger safety and other conveniences that no other taxi offers.
The Nissan NV200 is the only taxi on the market to have been crash-tested with the partition installed. Because the partition and equipment are designed to custom-fit the vehicle, passenger safety is improved by rounded edges and fully functioning airbags—features that many taxis do not have.
"With great feedback from drivers, riders and media in
, we've had a number of dealers across the country raise their hands to get a supply of NV200 taxis for cities such as
Salt Lake City
. We think
is a natural fit for the premium taxi experience NV200 delivers at a competitive price," said
, Nissan senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service,
"Nissan's #HailYes campaign will engage Chicagoans in conversation about what's needed for a better taxi experience in the city," said Diaz. "The solution for an improved taxi isn't a pipe dream; it's already here. We'd love to see those visiting or watching coverage of the Chicago Auto Show voice their support with a #HailYes shout-out in social media for the NV200 taxi."