(WASHINGTON) -- The yellow taxi cab -- an iconic symbol of New York City -- is getting a makeover. In about two years, a new so-called “Taxi of Tomorrow” will begin appearing on city streets.
New York City officials reached out to people who ride taxicabs for input. Ford, Nissan, and a car made in Turkey were the top three contenders. But on Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the winner.
“I'm happy to say, the Nissan NV200,” Bloomberg said, noting that the car scored the highest in rider comfort and safety, and came in with the lowest bid. “And it’s going to be the safest and most convenient cab the city has ever had,” Bloomberg explained.
For Nissan, it is an exclusive 10-year contract.
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