Wednesday, January 23, 2008
This version of the FX-4 went into production in 1989. It was powered by a Nissan 2.7 litre diesel, coupled to a choice of a Nissan 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual. It was the first FX4 to be wheelchair accessible.
Introduced in 1993, the Fairway Driver featured all-new front suspension and brakes, with discs on the front. The last Fairway rolled off the production line October 1, 1997 and was immediately presented to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. It carries the registration number R1 PFX.
The 'Fairway' taxi is the standard shape London taxi. It has the fantastic Nissan engine coupled with a 3 speed auto gearbox with overdrive. Drum brakes front and rear, power steering, electric mirrors and central locking. This model finished in mid 1992 and was replaced with the 'Fairway Driver' taxi The newer model which was produced until late 1998 is basically the same as the 'Fairway' taxi but with the advantage of uprated front suspension and with front disc brakes replacing the front drums.