Everything happens first in New York, according to the track record of media and internet sources that we follow here at Abornewords. In your world it may be totally different. Your news source for what's hot fresh, and new may be different from ours, but we hope you have not missed the latest form Nissan. The Taxi of Tomorrow is what everyone seems to be talking about! It is likely to debut in 2013 in New York City. Nissan NV200 beat out many of their competitors and was chosen. Here is a picture of what New York Taxi Drivers and passengers have to look forward to when the wheels of Nissan hit the street of New York.

The New Nissan NV200 Taxi is being called "the next generation transport vehicle for the Big Apple" It's apparent that a lot of time, work, and attention to detail went into this project. This was not a spur of the moment move by Nissan. Here's how the deal really went down. Nissan reveals the specifics below:

"In 2007, City officials convened a group of stakeholders, including representatives of taxi drivers, owners and passengers, to create a set of goals for the next New York City taxi cab, a project called the Taxi of Tomorrow. The Taxi of Tomorrow was the result of a groundbreaking effort by the Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission to re-imagine the entire taxi system – including the vehicle – for the 21st century. In December 2009, the TLC issued a "request for proposals," inviting auto manufacturers and designers to submit their best ideas for a purpose-built vehicle to serve as a New York City taxicab. At the end of the evaluation, the Nissan NV200 was selected and will be the next New York City taxicab for ten years, beginning in 2013"

LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles seems to be an angle Nissan is exploring thier potential in because of increased sales. However, there was no mention of any other cities that will be utilizing the new Nissan NV200 Model in the near futrue. The taxi is expected to be New York primary taxi for the next 10 years following its debut in 2013.

New Orleans Rapper Gunna advised all of his fans to call a taxi, if they would be engaging in drinking. Those fans will probably be riding in some other version of this taxi.  As far as we know New Orleans will not be seeing the Nissan NV200 cruising on their city streets anytime soon.  Sorry Big Easy residents, New Yorkers have first dibbs.