London's new cab is a remodelled version of a vehicle first unveiled in August 2012. Modifications were made following feedback from the office of Boris Johnson.
The taxi was developed by Nissan's European design centre in Paddington and comes with round headlamps and a re-modelled grille as well as new front-bumper panels.
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If approved the increase would trigger a county-wide referendum.