The Taxi of Tomorrow hasn't necessarily gotten a lot of love from Gothamist once the Karsan Kab was taken out of the running but what can you do? Come 2013, Nissan's NV200 will be flooding the city's streets (occasionally even with wheelchair access), so now is a good a time as any to get to know the old girl, eh? And for that, Nissan has an interactive model on display for one week, starting tomorrow, on the pedestrian plaza across from the Flatiron building.
Nissan and the TLC are hoping that by actually seeing what the Nissan is like, some of the ill will felt towards it will melt away. After all, beyond its bland exterior it does share some of the popular features boasted by the Karsan model, including a "panoramic roof" and more legroom, assistance steps and handles. Oh, and an iPod charger.
Not on display? The wheelchair-accessible version of the NV200 that TLC commissioner David Yassky says will also be available. At least the TLC recently added the MV-1 to its lineup. And who knows how the lawsuit saying the TLC is violating the Americans With Disabilities Act will turn out when it makes it through the courts.
The Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow "Design Expo" will be open to the public from noon-9 p.m. tomorrow and then from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.