"The NV200 cab for London is part of Nissan's global taxi programme, which also encompasses New York, Barcelona and Tokyo. The London version's design is bespoke, reflecting the rich heritage and status of London's black cabs," the company said.
The vehicle will be produced at Nissan's existing plant in Barcelona and modifications added in Britain, home to the company's huge Sunderland plant.
"There will be some additional jobs, but we don't have details yet and we have yet to decide on where the work will be done," said Andy Palmer, chief planning officer for Nissan.
Beyond Geely, Nissan's entry into the market also faces competition from Daimler's Mercedes-Benz.