Nissan wins bid to be next New York City taxi *UPDATE — Autoblog DailyTech - NYC "Taxi of Tomorrow" Winner: Nissan NV200 NYC taxis to get suburban look, Japanese nameplate - Yahoo! Finance I was surprised they were still in the running as I thought Nissan was out of the running and the Turkish taxi was the leading contender. When I'd heard about the Turkish taxi, I thought that was really goofy since AFAIK, that automaker had never sold a car in the US. Too bad these Nissan taxis aren't hybrids. Given how they'll see city duty the majority of the time and how bad traffic can be, they'd surely get better mileage. I wonder why (per the Yahoo article) "the city was not legally allowed to make its decision based on fuel efficiency..."