Nissan has introduced a new version of London's black cab

Nissan launches new London black cab

Nissan has launched its new 1.6 litre petrol engine London black cab, promising the car will be cleaner than current diesel powered black cabs.

The car, featuring round headlamps, a re-modelled grille and new front-bumper panels, is based on a version originally unveiled in August 2012. The design has been adjusted based on suggestions from the office of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Equipped with an automatic gearbox and strong lighting to show off the traditional taxi sign, the new cab will go on sale in London in December this year. The vehicle is being manufactured in Nissan’s European design centre in Paddington, west London, where also the Qashqai and Juke models are produced.

Nissan said the latest version complies with the strict Transport for London regulations governing the capital's black cabs, known officially as Hackney Carriages, including the required 25-foot (7.6-metre) turning circle.

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