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A prototype of the Nissan NV 200 New York City taxi is off-loaded from a truck, in New York, Monday, April 2, 2012. The iconic New York City taxi has gotten a passenger-friendly makeover from Nissan with low-annoyance horns, USB chargers and germ-fighting seats to cut down on bad odors. Medallion owners will be required to buy the Nissan NV 200 at a cost of about $29,000 starting in late 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York to unveil upgraded taxi cabs

New cabs hitting the streets of New York City next year will have charging ports for riders' electronics. They'll also have more leg room, a large skylight roof to gaze at the city skyscrapers and even odor-reducing and anti-microbial fabric. A prototype of the Nissan NV200 will be unveiled April 3.