Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) today opened the order books for the 2022 facelift for the C27-generation Nissan Serena on its website, with pricing starting from “under RM150,000”. Two variants are on offer – 2.0L Highway Star and 2.0L Premium Highway Star, with the latter to be priced below RM165,000.
New to the 2022 Nissan Serena across both variants are the advanced driver assistance features, which includes autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitor, as well as rear-cross traffic alert.
The 360-degree surround view monitor, six airbags, hill-start assist, ABS (with EBD and BA), stability control, and traction control systems are also standard across both variants.
As for appearance updates, changes on the 2022 Nissan Serena facelift are mostly focused on the front fascia with its new larger and taller ‘V Motion’ grille, flanked by redesigned headlights. Round the back, the taillights have also been reworked, and now extends further downwards for a taller appearance.
The Premium Highway Star variant gets a two-tone paint job with blacked-out roof and pillars, alongside larger alloy wheels (16-inch vs 15 on the Highway Star), but that’s pretty much all the differences in terms of styling between the two variants.
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Equipment wise, both variants of the 2022 Nissan Serena get the automatic LED headlights as standard, alongside the signature “dual back door” split tailgate, hands-free sliding doors, as well as the standard three-row seating with “Zero Gravity” captain seats on the front and second rows.
Inside, a dual-zone air-conditioning system is standard across both variants, with control switches on the second- and third-row seats. The seven-inch digital instrument cluster is also standard across both variants, but the range-topping Premium Highway Star variant gets a larger nine-inch touchscreen infotainment display, as opposed to the 6.75-inch unit on the standard variant.
Both displays support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and are paired to a six-speaker audio system.
Other differences include the upholstery options, where the Premium Highway Star gains the premium quilted Nappa leather in either black or brown, while the Highway Star variants only get fabric upholstery as standard, with black leatherette offered as an option.
The 2022 Nissan Serena Premium Highway Star also gains an additional 11.6-inch roof-mounted entertainment display ahead of the second-row seats, front-and-rear dashcam, as well as LED interior lighting as standard.
Powering the 2022 Nissan Serena is the same 2.0-litre direct-injection inline-four engine on both variants, which sends 150 hp and 200 Nm to the wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The engine is further aided by a mild-hybrid motor that adds roughly 3 hp and 50 Nm during hard acceleration, and also functions as the starter and alternator to control the idle-stop system, as well as energy recuperation into the secondary battery.