We’re all familiar with the stubby-yet-cuddly curves of the iconic London black cab. But now there’s a new challenger on the scene, in the wedge-shaped form of Nissan’s ‘New Taxi for London.’
New legislation means that taxi drivers can’t drive a vehicle more than fifteen years old, so many are replacing their current motor with something more up-to-date. And although the London Taxi’s Company classic design will remain on the market, Nissan think they can grab a share of the Hackney carriage trade with their cheaper, more fuel-efficient people carrier. But which one would you rather see on the streets of the city?
@timeoutlondon The new London taxi is god awful. The current ones are symbols of who we are as Londoners! Don’t let them change it I say!
— Chaz Blackwood (@ComedianChaz) August 16, 2012
@timeoutlondon Nope! Want old ones…
— Elif Acar (@tulipbunch) August 16, 2012
— Phillip J Marriott (@PhilMaz) August 16, 2012
— MyOwnEconomics (@MyOwnEconomics) August 16, 2012
@timeoutlondon disappointingly un-iconic
— Michael (@Bear0nBike) August 16, 2012
@timeoutlondon It looks like half an airport shuttle bus…
— Katy Taylor (@katytaylored) August 16, 2012
@timeoutlondon not impressed at all…
— Llewellyn Mauricio (@llew_ellyn) August 16, 2012