Here’s a full gallery of the Nissan Serena J Impul, which was first introduced in Malaysia back in December last year. This two-tone example is priced at RM149,888 on-the-road without insurance, but customers can opt for a version with a single-tone black exterior finish for RM2,000 less at RM147,888.

Aesthetic improvements here include a front apron with chrome garnishes for the fog lamps and lower lip, a chrome-plated rear lip, 18-inch Impul Millennium alloys in a black and polished finish (with 225/40 series tyres), as well as mocha-coloured diamond-quilted leather seats. Optional items are an in-car portable cooler box (RM488) and a DVD player head unit with navigation function (RM800).

The rest of the kit list is pretty much identical to the Premium Highway Star variant, and includes automatic LED projector headlamps, powered sliding doors, a seven-inch instrument cluster display, keyless entry and start, a 6.75-inch head unit, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, a 10.1-inch rear LCD panel, six airbags and an around view monitor, just to name a few.

The Serena J Impul retains the same MR20DD 2.0 litre direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine, which serves up 150 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The mill is paired with an Xtronic CVT that drives the front wheels, and is assisted by a 2.6 PS/48 Nm ECO electric motor that replaces the starter motor.

Included in the price is a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty, and the Impul accessories come with a separate three-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).