Nissan has presented the Nissan NV200 and the e-NV200 concept as Barcelona’s next generation taxi, paving the way for zero emission vehicles in Spain as well as boosting local production in the area for the automotive sector. The presentation of the new Barcelona NV200 taxi and of the future model for New York was attended by Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias and deputy mayor Antoni Vives.
It was also attended by Jordi Vila, Fleet and Commercial Vehicle general manager at Nissan Europe, and Francisco Sauco, Fleet and Commercial Vehicle manager at Nissan Iberia. The NV200, a new-generation compact van, is well-suited for a wide variety of uses for customers not only in Barcelona and New York, but also around the world.
Nissan first rolled out the NV200 in Japan and Europe in 2009, and has since made the model available in over 40 countries, including China, India, and Indonesia. The Japanese carmaker has so far sold over 135,000 units around the world.
The model is acclaimed for its spacious interior and best-in-class fuel economy, as well as excellent driving performance and attractive design – earning the NV200 the award for the International Van of the Year 2010. Nissan has also unveiled a concept form of the NV200, as a new vision for London's iconic ‘black cab.’
Both the Barcelona NV200 taxi and the concept for Nissan's London black cab are based on the NV200 model that is built at Nissan's Zona Franca plant in Barcelona. Both vehicles underscore Nissan’s commitment to its production facilities in the city as well as to its continued development and investment in advanced technologies and the development of new models.