The first-generation Nissan Serena was made available in 1991. In other parts of the world, it was released as the Nissan Vanette Cargo E, the Nissan Vanette Serena, the LDV Cub, and the Otokar Nissan Largo.
Its second generation was introduced in July 1999 revamped with exterior updates and offered in different engines. In 2005, the third generation Nissan Serena was released. Due to its superb built, reliable versatility, and powerful engine, it was the top-selling mini in Japan from 2007 to 2009. Its fourth-generation was unveiled in November 2011.
Locally, Nissan Motor Philippines launched the Nissan Serena e-Power in 2017 as a great alternative for environment-conscious consumers.
The Nissan Serena measures 4,770mm long, 1,735mm wide, and 1,865mm tall. It features a sophisticated and sleek body revamped with an aerodynamic design for a smooth glide at any road condition.
Highlights include a pair of auto-leveling LED headlamps, illuminative front fog lamps encased in the front bumper, three-dimensional chrome grille, dual-powered sliding doors, side moldings, S-shaped LED rear combination lamps, and an LED third brake lamp near the roof. To match its luxurious vibe, the Nissan Serena wears a set of lightweight and intricately-designed 16-inch alloy wheels.
The luxury extends inside the Nissan Serena as it is fitted with premium amenities the driver and passenger will adore.
Notable features include the leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise controls, a multi-graphic upper meter with digital speedometer, ECO meter, and fuel consumption reader, cozy fabric seats, sliding and folding second and third-row seats, front armrest, front air conditioner control with auto-climate function, rear air conditioning panel with control, and under-floor luggage compartment.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing entertainment inside the Nissan Serena is a 2-DIN audio system with radio, MP3, CD player, AUX connection, and four speakers.
In terms of safety, the Nissan Serena is equipped with a generous number of SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, vehicle dynamic control, traction control system, seat belts, head restraints, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, a smart eco drive and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Nissan Serena is fitted with independent MacPherson struts at the front and torsion beam axle suspension at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by ventilated discs at the front and discs at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Nissan Serena is a front-wheel-drive minivan. It is powered by a four-cylinder 16 valve DOHC engine and an ECO motor with a generator. It is paired with an XTRONIC CVT capable of producing 145 horsepower with 210 Nm of torque.