The driver of the taxi is enclosed in a glass partition for privacy and safety and the front seat faces towards the three backseats to promote socializing and cultural consideration. Mexico City is said to have one of the highest pollution rates in the world, likely due to their alarming rate of taxis wholly comprised of lime colored VW Beetles that were introduced some 50 years ago.
The MX Libris was designed in the spirit of the Beetle and will hopefully take the place of the existing taxi fleet. Recently winning the Red Dot Award, Villarreal hopes his design will become unique to the Latin American landscape and something for tourists and visitors to enjoy.
What a fantastic concept! But why just Latin America? I would love to see these pop up in Los Angeles or New York City.