Movies have dictated over the years that yellow taxis in New York City are an icon, but the future is going to change though, with a taxi version of Nissan’s NV200 van will soon be seen more and more frequently, considering how it has been announced to be the official New York “Taxi of Tomorrow” after the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, or better known as TLC, voted today in order to approve regulations that require taxi fleets to introduce the Nissan NV200 as a replacement for retiring cabs.

It is said that that Nissan NV200 is capable of improving the overall fuel economy of the taxi fleet as it goes into service from October 2013 onwards, running on a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. This exclusive agreement between Nissan and New York should last for a decade before a new round of review begins. Needless to say, there are some of the older cabs out there which were built to last, so expect to see non-Nissan models run around even after October 2013 rolls around.

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