New Serena S-Hybrid

serena hybrid14may18-aKuala Lumpur, 14 May 2018 – The fifth generation Serena 2.0L S-Hybrid was launched today in the presence of Datin Rosie Tan, CEO, Tan Chong group, Vincent Wijnen, vice president, marketing and sales, Asia and Oceania, Ayako Nakamura, vice president, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd., Christopher Tan, director, sales and marketing, Kang Hean Lee, product planning, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) and guests.

“In many ways, the Nissan Serena is a strong symbol of Nissan itself. Serena, not surprisingly then, has consistently been one of the most popular passenger cars. In fact, this calendar year, it’s number-one in its class in Japan, with more than 33,000 units sold so far,” said Vincent Wijnen.

“In 2013, ETCM was the first to introduce a hybrid MPV to Malaysia. Today, Malaysia is the first country outside Japan to locally-assemble the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid. This is to support the local popularity of the Serena S-Hybrid; and to-date, we have already collected 1,300 bookings,” said Christopher Tan.

“This Serene is a 7-seater compared to its 8-seater predecessor mainly due to achieving better fuel economy,” said Kang Hean Lee, in reply to a question.

It comes in two variants, the Premium Highway Star and Highway Star. The sticker price is RM147,500 for the former and RM135,500 for the latter on-the-road excluding insurance.

This CKD 2.0L Serena adopts a sound-absorbing liner in the wheelhouse to improve cabin quietness. By increasing the steering rack gear ratio for quicker turning through reduced steering-wheel lock-to-lock turns. The variable assist electric power steering gives a lighter steering feel at low speed (when parking) and a firm feel at higher speeds for improved stability. Stiffer front and rear suspension mounting as well as the addition of high performance valve in the shock absorbers deliver a more stable and comfortable ride.

The new technologies offered are Hands-Free Dual Power Sliding Door which operates by a simple quick kick below the door to open or close when your hands are full, Dual Back Door that can be opened easily even in tight parking spaces, Capless Fuel Filler which makes refuelling more convenient, and 7 USB-Powered Ports for each passenger’s electronic device charging needs.

The cabin adopts a sound-absorbing liner in the wheelhouse to improve quietness by increasing the steering rack gear ratio for quicker turning through reduced steering-wheel lock-to-lock turns. The variable assist electric power steering gives a lighter steering feel at low speed (when parking) and a firm feel at higher speeds for improved stability. Stiffer front and rear suspension mounting as well as the addition of high performance valve in the shock absorbers deliver a more stable and comfortable ride.

There are 6 SRS Airbags and other safety features include 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 ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint system for 2nd row seats.

The colours offered are Cashmere Gold, Diamond Black, Brilliant White and Tungsten Silver. While the Premium Highway Star offers a Two-Tone exterior colour design with Brilliant White (Body) and Diamond Black (Roof), Tungsten Silver (Body) and Diamond Black (Roof), and Cashmere Gold (Body) and Imperial Umber (Roof).