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Nissan minivan is New York City's new icon

While some owners can still choose from a shortlist of hybrid and wheelchair-accessible vehicles, taxi officials said that 80 per cent of the city's yellow cabs could eventually be NV200s.

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THE boxy yellow vehicle is a survivor. It won a competition to redesign New York City's taxi. It endured a pothole-marred course in Arizona meant to replicate the city's rugged streets. And it prevailed in a legal battle and overcame the election of a new mayor who had been a