Taxis of Tomorrow – And Yesteryear

The futuristic entry from the Turkish truck and van maker.
Roomy.
This snub-nosed entry is the one American model, though all will be manufactured in the States.
Who doesn't love a captain's seat? Plus, the provide storage flexibility as they can be folded down.
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Not that you would need that will all the room in the back.
A modified minivan.
The disembodied interior.
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Going back in time, to the Taxi of Yesterday, here is one of the earliest cabs from 1922.
Another early cab from 1929.
One of the first Checkers from 1938, three years after taxis were regulated.
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The taxi everyone knows and loves. This iconic cab is from 1954.
A late model Checker from 1980, two years before the company ceased production of its taxis.
A Crown Victoria from the mid-80s. It would become the de facto cab for two decades, though production ended this year.
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The cars are expected to be off the road by the end of this decade, given the cabs average five-year lifespan.
This sturdy option became a favorite with hacks because it proved more sturdier than its hybrid sedan cousins. Could it give Ford a leg up in the race to become the Taxi of Tomorrow?
Before the city introduced the Taxi of Tomorrow, it began its move into the modern era by issuing new medallions expressly for hybrid cabs.

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