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.

  • Not that you would need that will all the room in the back.

  • A modified minivan.

  • The disembodied interior.

  • Going back in time, to the Taxi of Yesterday, here is one of the earliest cabs from 1922.

  • One of the first Checkers from 1938, three years after taxis were regulated.

  • Another early cab from 1929.

  • A late model Checker from 1980, two years before the company ceased production of its taxis.

  • The taxi everyone knows and loves. This iconic cab is from 1954.

  • 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?

  • A Crown Victoria from the mid-80s. It would become the de facto cab for two decades, though production ended this year.

  • The cars are expected to be off the road by the end of this decade, given the cabs average five-year lifespan.

  • Before the city introduced the Taxi of Tomorrow, it began its move into the modern era by issuing new medallions expressly for hybrid cabs.