Now with a fresh design, improved safety, larger screen and more
The refreshed Nissan Serena S-Hybrid was finally launched here in Malaysia after the facelifted version went on sale in Japan for three years.
This Nissan Serena definitely sees an enhanced styling with added safety features while retaining the elegant presence of its design.
It has also been given cosmetic changes which embody confidence and enhance the aura of premium-ness. These include redesigned dual projector LED Headlamps, and a new v-motion front grille with a majestic and sophisticated chrome pattern.
There is also a redesigned front bumper with integrated fog lamps and daytime running lights at each corner, while the rear bumper has added gloss black finishing for a classy touch. Newly designed rear LED tail lights also identify the latest Serena.
To add to the premium ambience within, soundproofing liners have been added to the rear wheel housing. This surpresses NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) levels to deliver a quieter, more serene experience for all passengers.
Moreover, the new Serena S-Hybrid, the 360° Safety Shield has enhanced active safety with an extensive range of systems that improve the driver’s awareness of the surroundings as well as take action to prevent a collision. The 5 new systems added are intelligent predictive forward collision warning & intelligent forward emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
Nissan S-Hybrid tech continues to power the MPV and the hybrid drivetrain incorporates an energy control (ECO) electric motor which controls the idle-stop system. It also provides torque assistance on moving off, the period when the engine is under high load. The assistance reduces this load, thereby improving fuel efficiency. The S-Hybrid system gives some of the benefits of a hybrid powertrain without the associated high costs.
The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre Twin CVTC (continuously-variable valve timing control) 4-cylinder unit which has proven its reliability and durability over the years. It is equipped with a Dual Arm Tensioner which optimises tensile force on the belt to reduce friction, power losses and increases fuel efficiency. An eco mode can also be activated to assist the driver to improve fuel efficiency without losing driving pleasure or comfort.
Entertainment on the move is provided by a 6-speaker infotainment system that is managed from a new advanced 9-inch full-colour touchscreen infotainment.
Besides the standard functions, there is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, enabling favourite apps from compatible smartphones to be transferred onto the display panel. This means that navigation apps like Google Maps or Waze can be viewed and accessed from the touchscreen and/or voice-activated too.
The Premium Highway Star variant also come with an 11.6-inch LCD panel that folds down from the ceiling. This allows the rear passengers to enjoy movies or other AV entertainment while on the move. For parents with restless kids, this will certainly be a useful distraction when the journey is long!
Available in two variants, the pricing of the new Serena S-Hybrid is as follows: new Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Highway Star is for RM149,888 while New Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Premium Highway Star priced at RM162,888.
All prices are inclusive of sales tax but without insurance and there is also 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.