The C27 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid has finally arrived in CKD form, and the mild-hybrid MPV is available in two variants – Highway Star (RM135,500) and Premium Highway Star (RM147,500).

To recap, power comes from a carryover MR20DD 2.0 litre direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine, now revised to make 150 PS at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Drive is sent to the front wheels through an Xtronic CVT, and assisting propulsion is a 2.6 PS/48 Nm ECO electric motor that provides torque boost for up to one second when moving away from a standstill.

The model we reviewed in this video is of the Premium Highway Star variant, clad in the new Cashmere Gold paint with Imperial Umber roof. It’s also fitted with the two-tone Truffle Brown and Chestnut leather upholstery. Is it better than the outgoing C26 model? If so, by how much? Watch the video to find out!

GALLERY: 2018 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid (Premium Highway Star)