New black cab designed for London

Jan 6, 2014 Full story: BBC News 64

Car manufacturer Nissan says the 1.6 litre petrol-engine taxi will be cleaner than the current diesel cabs which are used in the capital.

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orange

UK

#1 Jan 6, 2014
Looks crrap like it should be in europe
rio

London, UK

#2 Jan 6, 2014
Vans don't make good taxis.
Dud Fivers

London, UK

#3 Jan 7, 2014
yes they do. A converted Mercedes van was tried out and thought o be the best Taxi ever. The traditional design is in need of a total re-design.
chormondley warner

UK

#4 Jan 7, 2014
A Hackney carriage must have space to accommodate a gentleman wearing his top hat.
rio

London, UK

#5 Jan 7, 2014
Dud Fivers wrote:
yes they do. A converted Mercedes van was tried out and thought o be the best Taxi ever. The traditional design is in need of a total re-design.
Strange, but I read just the opposite in a motoring review.

First, they have slidding doors, which give an utilitarian aspect to the vehicle. They are converted vans, not bespoke taxis.

Second, they are only people carriers with the middle row removed. The back row in a people carrier is the least comfortable. It sits far back in the vehicle and is not os easy access and passengers are seated on the rear axle, feeling all the bumps on the road.

Third, People have complained that seated so far from the driver, they had probelm to be heard if they had to communicate with him.

Fourth, a special front suspension and steering has to be fitted for these converted vans to comply with the London Taxi requirement concerning the maximum turning circle. That pushes the price up.

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#6 Jan 11, 2014
Taxi's been fine up until now.
Sure the ladies will enjoy getting in and out of a high step sliding door van.
Petrol, diesel, who cares, as long as it's easy to get in and out of and gets you there
Revo

Rotherham, UK

#7 Jan 11, 2014
Fcuk me, rio's a taxi expert now..........what a cock !
Mr Hankey

UK

#8 Jan 11, 2014
most taxi drivers in London are jewish - Rio doesn#'t like THAT!
hail hitler

London, UK

#9 Jan 11, 2014
Mr Hankey wrote:
most taxi drivers in London are jewish - Rio doesn#'t like THAT!
That explains why I can never hail one. Next time I'll cover my swastika armband.
Mr Hankey

UK

#10 Jan 11, 2014
Revo wrote:
Fcuk me, rio's a taxi expert now..........what a cock !
and he can't tell a turbocharger from a Panhard rod.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#11 Jan 11, 2014
Revo wrote:
Fcuk me, rio's a taxi expert now..........what a cock !
I am not expert on taxis, stupid bastard, I was just relating an article I read about the invasion of pseudo foreign taxis in London (Mercedes people-carriers, and now Nissan) that threaten the traditional London taxis made in England.

Just too bad if you can't tolerate the defence of British products, British industry and British traditions like the typical London taxi.

YOU ARE THE COCK, Mister!!!

All your posts are negative, vicious and nasty.

You must be some ugly cnut too!!!
Pascal Caillette

New Zealand

#12 Jan 11, 2014
Yes, keep it British ! Don't need this jap crap. Nothing wrong with the current design, just a lot od PC-gone-mad balderdash over pollution with it is all the hot air from the PC lot damaging the ozone layer
terry

Sale, UK

#13 Jan 12, 2014
Pascal Caillette wrote:
Yes, keep it British ! Don't need this jap crap. Nothing wrong with the current design, just a lot od PC-gone-mad balderdash over pollution with it is all the hot air from the PC lot damaging the ozone layer
they arent british anyway, made in china.
Dud Fivers

UK

#14 Jan 12, 2014
chormondley warner wrote:
A Hackney carriage must have space to accommodate a gentleman wearing his top hat.
and be moslem-friendly and stop 5 times a day for prayers .
terry

Sale, UK

#15 Jan 12, 2014
Dud Fivers wrote:
<quoted text>and be moslem-friendly and stop 5 times a day for prayers .
i hope they dont leave the meter running while they do that.
Milkman Dan

UK

#16 Jan 12, 2014
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not expert on taxis, stupid bastard, I was just relating an article I read about the invasion of pseudo foreign taxis in London (Mercedes people-carriers, and now Nissan) that threaten the traditional London taxis made in England.
Just too bad if you can't tolerate the defence of British products, British industry and British traditions like the typical London taxi.
YOU ARE THE COCK, Mister!!!
All your posts are negative, vicious and nasty.
You must be some ugly cnut too!!!
London cabs are made by a Chinese company ..

anyway, Mercedes cars are used as taxis everywhere, being the best and most reliable cars made.(apart from Lexus perhaps )
Milkman Dan

UK

#17 Jan 12, 2014
Rio should check first to see what his links say -

"The car has been developed by the company's European design centre in Paddington, west London.

Remodelled grille
Nissan says the latest version adheres to Transport for London (TfL) regulations on black cabs which include a requirement for a 25ft (7.6m) turning circle.

TfL licenses black cabs in London, which are traditionally known as Hackney Carriages.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) welcomed the new vehicle and said it would bring more competition to the market."

so - developed in London, I expect it will be made in England, and the TAXI DRIVERS like it.

usual hot air and tripe!
Milkman Dan

UK

#18 Jan 12, 2014
TX4 is made by Chinese firm.

New owner Chinese carmaker Geely now has ambitious plans for the world famous TX4, as Nigel Cassidy reports.
Rio the car expert

UK

#19 Jan 12, 2014
rio wrote:
Vans don't make good taxis.
but it isn't a van!
terry

Sale, UK

#20 Jan 12, 2014
rio wrote:
Vans don't make good taxis.
is there anything that your not an expert in?

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