Ford will offer its models for the New York taxiJune 15, 2018
The Japanese minivan Nissan NV200 will no longer be used in the New York taxi, instead of it, the city’s motor-car park will be replenished with a minivan Ford Transit Connect and a Ford Fusion sedan.
Not only that, the American brand Ford announced that it will offer 2 of its models for the taxi service of the city of New York – it is a medium-sized sedan Ford Fusion (in Russia it is known as Mondeo) and a van Ford Transit Connect, as recently as the guide this service announced that the earlier decision to purchase the Japanese minivan Nissan NV200 was canceled. This is today, June 15, reported the daily American edition of The New York Times.
“Taxi drivers want their cars to be reliable, efficient and convenient,” said Imran Jalal, manager of communications and public relations at Ford. “Transit Connect Taxi and the hybrid version of the Fusion Hybrid Taxi sedan, in addition to all the other advantages, have good economy. In addition, it is the Fusion Hybrid that underlines our commitment to introduce economical cars. ”
Now all taxi drivers in the city will be able to choose from an expanded list of more than 30 different cars. I must say that the American automaker proposed the most current versions of its models.
Compared with the Japanese van Nissan NV200, the American analogue Ford Transit Connect has more advantages – in particular, a larger number of seats and an increased volume of luggage space. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter diesel engine family EcoBlue, which, according to the automaker’s assurances, fully complies with the standards for fuel consumption EPA – the consumption for every 100 km of the road does not exceed 7.84 liters.
Finally, we note that the Transit Connect Taxi and Fusion Hybrid Taxi already come with many taxi-specific functions.