New version of the London black cab launched by Nissan

Model comes with round headlamps and a re-modelled grille as well as new front-bumper panels

A new version of the London black cab has been launched by car company Nissan.

The company promises that its new 1.6 litre petrol-engined taxi will be cleaner than the current diesel cabs being used in the capital.

The new cab comes with round headlamps and a re-modelled grille as well as new front-bumper panels. It is a remodelled version of the vehicle first unveiled in August 2012, with modifications made following feedback from the office of London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The new-look taxi has been developed by Nissan's European design centre in Paddington, west London - the same design centre responsible for the Qashqai and Juke models.

Nissan has ensured that this latest version adheres to the strict Transport for London regulations governing the capital's black cabs, known officially as Hackney Carriages, including the required 25-foot (7.6-metre) turning circle

Equipped with an automatic gearbox and strong lighting to show off the traditional taxi sign, the new cab will go on sale in London in December.

The new taxi is being built at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain.

PA

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