The sixth-generation (C28) Nissan Serena is anticipated to be launched in Malaysia based mostly on a sighting of a camouflaged unit present process testing final yr. We’ve already gotten up shut with the all-new MPV throughout our time on the 2023 Japan Mobility Present, though the one we photographed then was a welcab model designed for folks with disabilities.
This one right here is the usual model that was on show on the latest Singapore Motorshow with a seven-seat format, which is considered one of two choices (the opposite is an eight-seater) that can be made accessible when the most recent Serena goes on sale in Singapore someday within the second quarter of 2024.
Our neighbours acquired the previous-generation (C27) Serena with an e-Energy system, and that received’t change with the C28. The newest model of the E-Energy hybrid setup for the MPV drops the HR12DE engine in favour of the HR14DDe engine delivering 98 PS (97 hp or 72 kW) and 123 Nm.
Each are naturally-aspirated three-cylinder petrol engines, however the latter has a better capability of 1.4 litres in comparison with 1.2 litres and serves the identical function as a generator to cost a lithium-ion battery.
This then then powers a front-mounted EM57 electrical motor rated at 163 PS (161 hp or 120 kW), which is a rise from the 136 PS (134 hp or 100 kW) of the earlier mannequin, though torque has gone all the way down to 315 Nm from 320 Nm. There’s no mechanical hyperlink between the engine and entrance wheels, so the electrical motor is the one technique of motivation for the Serena e-Energy.
As for Malaysia, the C27 presently on sale is powered by a MR20DD 2.0 litre NA four-cylinder petrol engine with 150 PS (148 hp or 110 kW) and 200 Nm. There’s a hybrid ingredient within the type of a small electrical motor offering 2.6 PS (2.4 hp or 1.8 kW) and 48 Nm of accelerative enhance when wanted – drive goes to the entrance wheels by way of an Xtronic CVT. In Japan, each the e-Energy system and MR20DD are supplied.
The newest Serena measures between 4,690 and 4,765 mm lengthy, between 1,695 and 1,715 mm vast, between 1,870 and 1,885 mm tall and has a wheelbase of two,870 mm, which isn’t that completely different from its predecessor.
Design-wise, the most recent Serena seems to be an evolution of its predecessor, with notable design cues being a extra trendy tackle the model’s signature V-motion grille, which seamlessly blends into the multi-tier headlamps. The boxy profile is retained, albeit with extra pronounced traces on the edges, whereas the rear will get narrower taillights hugging the perimeters of the car.
In the meantime, the inside will get a notable overhaul with a digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system on the dashboard. There are additionally discreet air vents and an angled panel containing the local weather controls, gear selector (no extra shift lever) and different car capabilities.
This specific instance has a 2-2-3 seat format, with the second row being captain chairs with foldable tables behind the entrance seat seatbacks. As earlier than, the third-row seats might be folded away to the edges of inside to permit for extra boot house.
For now, there was no indication as far as to when the C28 Serena can be launched in Malaysia. Are you wanting ahead to its arrival? How do you just like the redesign of the MPV? Share your ideas within the feedback under.
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