Reader Zulhafiz Ramli has kindly sent in these photos of a covered Nissan Serena S-Hybrid on a trailer. He managed to grab a shot of the rims – those are the facelift model‘s rims. Does this mean the facelift is heading towards an introduction here in Malaysia?

The pre-facelift MPV was launched in Malaysia in July 2013, fully-imported (CBU) from Japan and priced at a competitive RM150k, thanks to its duty-free status at the time. The tax exemptions have since expired, although existing units retain that selling price. We understand that Edaran Tan Chong Motor has plans to locally-assemble the vehicle – could we be looking at a CKD unit here?

Unveiled last year at the Tokyo motor show, the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid facelift has an updated front bumper, new-shape headlamps and a redesigned front grille. There are also new alloys and new LED tail lamps with S-shaped internals.

New equipment available in Japan includes Emergency Brake and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD), Emergency Assist for pedal misapplication and Driver Attention Alert.

Nissan Serena S-Hybrid facelift at Tokyo 2013