Nissan Serena e-POWER goes on sale in Japan

By CARSIFU | 1 March 2018

YOKOHAMA: The Nissan Serena e-POWER will go on sale in Japan today, touting driving performance of the e-POWER electrified powertrain with the family-friendly features of the Serena MPV.

The two-wheel drive vehicle is available in four trims with prices starting from 2.9 million yen (around RM110,000).

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The Serena will be the second model with the e-POWER system, which has been a hit with consumers since it was first introduced in the Note in Japan in 2016.

Nissan plans to launch more e-POWER models globally as part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. Nissan says the Serena e-POWER is both fun and comfortable to drive. The 100% electric motor drive system treats drivers to powerful acceleration, and the vehicle’s e-POWER Drive mode adds the convenience of being able to speed up or decelerate by using only the accelerator pedal.

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The e-POWER system – which includes a small petrol engine that charges the battery – ensures high fuel economy at 26.2 km/l (JC08 standard).

First introduced in 1991, the Serena has evolved over the years. The Serena e-POWER marks a major technological update, with the addition of e-POWER, e-POWER Drive mode and other features such as Manner Mode – which enables the vehicle to drive quietly at night by limiting the use of the petrol engine that charges the battery.

Drivers can access the Manner Mode by using the vehicle’s Charge Mode to charge the battery in advance.

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The MPV also comes with safety features such as ProPILOT autonomous driving technology for single-lane driving on highways.

With additional equipment including Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane-Departure Warning System, High Beam Adjust and Emergency Assist for Missed Pedal Application (optional), Nissan claims the vehicle Serena abides by Japan’s highest safety standards.

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