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New York City’s New Nissan Taxi Service May Appeal to Chicago and Other Cities

Finance a Nissan in ChicagoAt Kelly Nissan, our Chicago Nissan dealer, we are excited to have received the news that on April 20, 2015 is the start date for the Taxi of Tomorrow: the Nissan NV200. This program will call for most retiring taxis to be replaced with the NV200, which will significantly increase the number of wheelchair-accessible taxis in the fleet.

Former Taxis Envy the NV

The TLC Taxi of Tomorrow guidelines state that the NV200 Taxi will be the sole option for Manhattan yellow taxis. Nissan is partnering up with BraunAbility, the global leader in automotive mobility, to provide a WAV (wheelchair-accessible vehicle) Nissan NV200 Taxi. These are now available for purchase.

More than 500 Nissan NV200 Taxis are already in service in New York City. This new model Taxi has more content specifically tailored to use as a New York City cab than any other vehicle prior to it. This, of course, also includes imperative safety features.

Nissan Specials in ChicagoThe Nissan NV200 taxi is the only taxi that leaves the factory with the installed partition, which has been specifically designed to ensure that no safety features are compromised by after-market installations. This taxi was crash-tested with the partition and meets Federal safety standards, which happens to be an attribute that no other automaker provides for taxis. The Nissan NV200 also meets global pedestrian-protection standards aimed at softening the impact to a pedestrian if ever struck by a vehicle.

This new taxi also offers its passengers various amenities to make their trip more pleasant, including ample cargo room for transporting luggage and USB charging ports, in addition to a 12-volt electrical outlet.

The NV200 offers a functional and spacious interior footprint that is housed in a compacted exterior. When this model is deployed across the entire taxi fleet, the equivalent of five square-acres of space will be feed up on city streets. That’s impressive.

It is a strong possibility that Chicago Nissan fans can expect to see the Nissan NV200, the Taxi of Tomorrow in the near future, if they make a solid impression on the Big Apple. For more information about the NV200, visit us at our Chicago Nissan dealer or contact us at (708) 572-7490.

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Chicago Nissan Dealer Boasts the Brand’s Creativity in Rio

Finance a Nissan in ChicagoAt Kelly Nissan, our Chicago Nissan dealer, we are proud to work for a brand that is creative both in its vehicle’s designs and its company’s basis. At Nissan Brazil in Rio De Janeiro, workers created a drawing contest with the workers’ children to celebrate Children’s Day. The prompt was “Automobile of the Future” and who better to help than the automobile thinkers themselves. The team at Nissan Design America Rio agreed to be the judges and in the end, went above and beyond transforming the selected winners into real sketchs.

Sketches Turned Concept

Over a 10 day span in October, the children of Nissan Brazil’s workers submitted drawings to the contest. The kids were instructed to draw the car that they would like to see in the future. Winners were chosen after the Children’s Day. The level of creativity exhibited by the children exceeded everyone’s expectations. Beyond the three winners, the Nissan Design team awarded an honorable mention prize to one drawing showing concern with the planet’s sustainability.

Nissan Specials in ChicagoThere winners were as followed:

  • Karine, a five-year old daughter of a worker from Resende Industrial Complex

  • Sophya, a 10-year old daughter of a worker from Resende Industrial Complex

  • Gabriela, a nine-year old daughter of a worker from Resende Industrial Complex

  • Nathália (honorable mention), a 10-year old daughter of a worker from São José dos Pinhais’ Unity

After selecting the winners, the designers interpreted each drawing into professional sketches. At the same time, the designers were in the process of finishing two concepts that were presented earlier this year at the São Paulo Motor Show 2014. The Nissan designers gave the children’s drawings the same level of attention as they gave to the real concept cars.

Visit us at our Nissan dealer in Chicago to discover how truly creative our brand is. For more information, contact us at (708) 572-7490.

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