Serena Impul -1

The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid has been around for a while now, but we’ve taken it out for a more recent sampling, this time with the Impul kit, comprising a bodykit and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres. The fundamental Serena MPV recipe remains, and because it rides on standard suspension, the bodykit’s effect on ground clearance is minimal.

The Impul kit here isn’t as aggressive as the Serena Impul Premium Version that made its debut at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, but still provides the CKD people-mover with, to these eyes at least, sufficient visual differentiation from the standard Serena.

Two variants of the Impul package are available; the 2.0L Impul Highway Star, and the 2.0L Impul Premium Highway Star. The one pictured here is the latter, priced at RM160,477.12 on-the-road including insurance.

Serena Impul -12

Consisting of an Impul aerokit at RM6,360, set of four 18-inch Impul Aura alloy wheels at RM5,830, set of four 225/45/R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres at RM3,339, Impul chrome sport ducts at RM1,113, and an Impul chrome bonnet fin at RM848, the full package comes to RM17,490.

Existing owners of the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid can have the Impul kit, too. The Impul combination leather seats are solely available on the Premium variant, though it wasn’t stated what that would cost on its own.

As before, the Nissan Serena sports the same powertrain as it did from before the facelift. a MR20DD direct-injection petrol engine is mated to an Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) which drives the front wheels. Maximum power is rated at 147 PS at 5,600 rpm, while torque output is 210 Nm at 4,400 rpm.

What’s the kitted-out Serena like? Stay tuned for more on our experience with Nissan’s MPV. Meanwhile, enjoy the gallery.