The streets of Madrid will attend very quickly to the arrival of a new taxi. The Fiat Type 4-door has just been approved as a taxi by the city Hall of Madrid, confirming the compact sedan and affordable as one of the alternatives more interesting to the taxis of the capital, along with the hybrid, and the sedan in size medium and large. The approval of the Fiat will allow to register as a taxi to the new Fiat Type with gasoline engine, and are 1,368 cm3 and with a diesel engine, in both versions of the 1.3 Multijet 95 HP, as well as in its more powerful variant, the 1.6 Multijet 120 BHP of power. Their rivals in the taxi industry of Madrid will be the SEAT Toledo, Skoda Rapid and the Citroën C-Elysée.
And why it may be appropriate to a Fiat Type to work as a taxi in the capital?
To begin with the fact of having a cabin roomy, with a rear seat spacious and is suitable for five adult passengers. But, above all, by the fact of having a large trunk, with capacity of 520 liters (volume of charge-approved) thanks to its body of three bodies. The idea behind the Fiat Type is to offer the same capacity than its rivals at a competitive price.
will Not be the first, nor the last taxi, which will be available in Madrid with a body of type sedan, with compact size, four-door, and three bodies.
Their main rivals in the taxi industry in madrid are the Citroën C-Elysée, which in addition to the diesel has been officially approved versions LPG; the SEAT Toledo, which is also one of the most popular in the capital; and the Skoda Rapid, which is somehow the brother of the Toledo and the alternative Skoda, one of the brands with the largest presence in the taxi park of Madrid thanks to the Skoda Octavia – that was offered as a taxi until recently – and the large Skoda Superb.
Source: Fiat | Ayuntamiento de Madrid