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Nissan Serena

2013 Nissan Serena

Posted on July 23, 2013 at pm

The first hybrid MPV in Malaysia is and it’s the Nissan Serena (‘S’ for ‘smart’ or ‘simple’) by Edaran Tan Chong Motor Thankfully, the size of its petrol is not more than 2000 cc so it can be from import tax and excise and be priced at a very attractive inclusive of insurance and roadtax in Malaysia. For now, the exemption is only till the end of 2013 so if you one at the price royalty and diplomats pay, you should buy one now.

So so ‘’smart’ about the hybrid in the Serena? For starters, its operation is not the as the hybrids we already know. The systems in the Toyota and Honda give the electric motor a significant role in propelling the but Nissan’s S-Hybrid system is a simpler system that the benefits of a hybrid system at a cost.

Basically, the hardware involves an electric motor or ECO Motor, as it is to, with the conventional 2-litre engine. This ECO Motor is the main element of the S-Hybrid as it acts not only as an alternator to the battery but can also be used for It can provide up to 50 Nm of torque which is in the initial phase of moving assisting the engine for acceleration.

By the extra torque, stronger is achieved without a fuel and better still, the engine need to burn so much each time it starts

You may think that it’s no big but think of how many times you and start on a journey each In cities like Kuala that could be hundreds of so reducing the power needed the engine to start off each can have a cumulative effect of fuel. Add to this an Idle feature which switches off the when idling for long and you have a 1,660-kg MPV (excluding which can go 15.2 kms per litre tested using the Japanese cycle.

For even more fuel-saving, the can active an ECO mode.

Because the ECO will be subjected to high-frequency it is robust and gets power a compact auxiliary battery is also located in the engine This battery is a lead-acid (like the conventional battery in all vehicles) but has been specially for high-frequency recharging. Should it to be replaced, the price is said to be than RM1,000 so that too is plus point.

As for the petrol this is the 2-litre MR20DD has the usual variable valve control (CVTC), 16 valves and overhead camshafts. Fuel is more efficient as it is by direct The power output is 147 ps at 5600 rpm 210 Nm at 4400 rpm.

Power to the front wheels goes a XTRONIC CVT with Adaptive Control.

Being an imported CBU model, the S-Hybrid gets quite an equipment list. This is the case with CBU models, because the cost of the extra is less than if they included here in locally-assembled One of the reasons is that in the factory they are made, the volumes are much bigger so accessories and items cost less as are ordered in large volumes.

who know the previous generation of the (still available in Malaysia but sold to fleet operators) know it has a very practical and interior. The new generation improves on and like most MPVs, you can the three rows of seats up to 8 persons) in numerous configurations on your needs. In the case of the S-Hybrid, there are as many as 14 layouts for the cabin with one that even allows a stroller to be inserted inside the

With so many people on it’s obvious that will be a great need for space for everyone. Here too some smart thinking in storage compartments all around the Even the inside of some have compartments and the centre can also double up for storage.  will be happy to find tables’ behind each seat with holes for cups and yes, teh tarik are also present for those of nasi lemak .

The biggest space is right at the back four bicycles can be stowed. The row folds to the sides, creating a open area with a floor. Under the floor is yet storage compartment, this to take a golf bag or a folded

One of the strong point of this MPV is its side doors and they are Opening and closing can be done at the handle or the driver can press buttons on the remote control or the dashboard. When the door is open, the aperture measures 802 mm and 1308 mm high which is to be the largest in its class.

Nissan Serena

The instrument panel is quite an item the way it is shaped and with the displays for the tachometer, temperature and ECO Navigator, it sure looks something from the deck of the Enterprise. Though some may say it is too what’s important is that the it conveys is quickly and easily by the driver. The two most important – position and road speed – are shown while all the warning are lined up in a row where they be missed.

With an Idles system, the air-conditioning system to shut down when the stops running, not so good in our However, if the stop is not long, there is usually enough in the blower box fins to continue the air cool as the blower does not running. Incidentally, the rear get lots of cool air too from overhead vents (two on side of the ceiling).

The Serena S-Hybrid imported by is the Highway Star version is a sporty version. As such, it with 16-inch wheels and a suspension said to give handling.

The Serena S-Hybrid comes with a comprehensive of safety features and standard Besides airbags and ABS, also Vehicle Dynamic which helps to neutralise on slippery surfaces. VDC, ABS, is something you would use often though you may not realise it.

also offers some for the Serena S-Hybrid such as a Navigation System with a screen, a 10.1-inch roof-mounted LCD and leather upholstery. For a limited the Multimedia Navigation System includes a rearview camera RM3,300) is being offered to buyers.

Scenes from the preview of the Serena S-Hybrid

To more about the Serena visit www.nissan.com.my

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