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Spy Shot: First VPG “Standard Taxi” Prototype

New cab design brings back memories of the classic Checker.

by on Mar.06, 2009

What Checker began, AM General's Standard Taxi aims to build on.

What Checker began, VPG and AM General's Standard Taxi aims to build on.

Granted – the headline is a mouthful, but how else could I get across the specifics and uniqueness of these exclusive photos?

After showing early concepts and prototypes as early as 2007, Vehicle Production Group has refined the design of  its upcoming Taxi – giving the vehicle a softer and friendlier look. And we caught the first running prototypes with the new design characteristics.

Working with the General Motors Powertrain folks, as well as Clean Energy Fuels Corporation (for the CNG version) – and with assembly scheduled to start by 2010 at AM General’s Mishawaka, Indiana facility, it appears that the “Standard Taxi” is planning to finish what Checker started.