Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has announced that the fifth-generation Nissan Serena S-Hybrid is now open for booking with its official launch slated for May 2018.
Under the hood you’ll find the same MR20DD 2.0-litre Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control) four-cylinder hybrid system paired to an XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) to develop 148 hp and 200 Nm of torque, the latter peaking at 4,400 rpm. Like the outgoing model, the new car is front-wheel driven.
Nissan has made some improvements to the hybrid powertrain in the form of a new Dual Arm Tensioner (DAT) that gives a lower tension on the arm belt to reduce power loss and contribute to better fuel economy. The ECO motor that controls the Idling Stop system has been improved to provide more torque during start-up acceleration as well as act as an alternator to facilitate energy recuperation during deceleration and braking.
The improved hybrid system earns the new MPV best-in-class fuel economy of 14.2 km/L, based on the New European Driving Cycle. The Serena S-Hybrid also qualifies for the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status.
As for specs, our local Serena S-Hybrid will now feature a seven-seater configuration (previously eight) with two captain seats for the middle passengers. Nissan has also thrown in seven USB charging ports for each passenger, a convenient touch. Practicality has also been improved significantly thanks to the, sliding third-row seats, bi-level boot space and dual opening tailgate (rear glass opens independently of tailgate).
Our Serena S-Hybrid will come with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite that includes Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) 360-degree camera, Hands-Free Dual Power Sliding Doors that can open or close the sliding doors by a kicking motion, Intelligent Moving Object Detection (I-MOD) that detects moving objects surrounding the vehicle and Driver Attention Alert. It remains to be seen whether Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology will make its debut.
Other standard safety equipment reads six airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and two ISOFIX mounting points.
ETCM did not reveal pricing details of the new Nissan Serena S-Hybrid nor the number of variants available at launch. The new MPV is available for viewing at selected shopping malls and roadshows nationwide:
|3 – 8 April||Eastern||AEON KB, Kota Bahru|
|3 – 8 April||Central||IPC Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya|
|5 – 8 April||Central||Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya|
|6 – 8 April||Sarawak||Vivacity Megamall, Kuching|
|7 – 8 April||Sabah||Imago Times Square, Kota Kinabalu|
|11 -15 April||Central||Alamanda Mall, Putrajaya|
|12 – 15 April||Southern||AEON Seremban 2, Seremban|
|17 – 22 April||Central||AEON Shah Alam, Selangor|
|20 – 22 April||Southern||Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru|
|23 – 29 April||Central||Sunway Pyramid, Sunway|
|25 – 29 April||Central||One Utama, Petaling Jaya|
|26 – 29 April||Northern||Queensbay Mall, Penang|
|26 – 29 April||Southern||MYDIN MITC, Melaka|
|27 – 29 April||Central||Melawati Mall, Kuala Lumpur|
|27 – 29 April||Central||1 Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur|
|27 April – 1 May||Central||IOI City Mall, Putrajaya|
|3 – 6 May||Central||Starling Mall, Petaling Jaya|
|3 – 6 May||Northern||Ipoh Parade, Ipoh|
|3 – 6 May||Northern||Gurney Plaza, Penang|
|3 – 8 April||Southern||AEON Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru|
|6 – 8 April||Central||Leisure Mall Cheras, Kuala Lumpur|
|26 – 29 April||Central||MAI Autoshow @ MAEPS, Serdang|
|26 – 29 April||Eastern||Kuantan City Mall, Kuantan|
|2 – 6 May||Central||Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur|
|3 – 6 May||Central||Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang|
|4 – 6 May||Central||iCar Asia Test & Buy @ Setia City Convention Centre|
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