Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor has won a US$1bn (est.) contract to provide the next generation of New York’s iconic yellow taxicab.
Based on Nissan NV200 design, the new NYC taxi, to be introduced in 2013, will have power outlets to plug in phones and laptops; a transparent roof for city views; exterior lights that warn cyclists and pedestrians about opening doors; airbags for passengers; and custom climate controls for each seat (what’s that?).
The Nissan minivan is also said to be very fuel-efficient. And perhaps the most important of all, it’s the cheapest among the three finalists in the billion dollar bid.
A rich dude in China’s Qingdao City smashed his US$500,000 (including tax) Lamborghini Gallardo sport car in front of dozens of spectators, including some invited press, following series of unresolved disputes with the car dealer.
It’s claimed that the car dealer sold him a faulty sport car and couldn’t fix the problem and refused to take up responsibility, thus he’s smashing the car on the World Consumer Rights Day (March 15) to show his strong dissatisfaction.
Lamborghini China responded that they have never given up on fixing the car and expressed their regrets for the inconvenience cause and the smashing of the car.