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Nissan to release new Serena

Nissan SERENA Function Change (2016)

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Aug. 24, 2016)- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the start of sales for the all-new Nissan Serena minivan at Nissan dealers throughout Japan.

Maroon red/Diamond black 2tone

Cashmere grege / Imperial umber 2tone

Since its debut in 1991, the Serena has evolved to become a minivan that serves both family purposes and delivers the driving pleasure that the times demand. Under the concept of “Big, Easy & Fun,” previous models have been designed and developed to offer exciting and comfortable travel to all passengers – wherever they are seated. With its spacious interior and highly-acclaimed flexible seating layout, Serena is highly evaluated in the market for years.. With hints of previous models’ DNA, the all-new Serena has an enhanced array of advanced features to help families travel more safely and comfortably.

More spacious interior
The new Serena boasts its best-in-class*1 interior volume. The interior length was extended by 180mm, giving more space between all rows of seats and boosting ride comfort for all passengers. The thinner A-Pillar and slimmer instrument cluster improve outward vision from the driver’s seat. The built-in 2nd row seatbelts greatly enhance the open space available from the 3rd row and beyond.

Enhanced utility
The all-new Serena is equipped with new features to offer impressive ease of use. For example, the new hands-free sliding doors*2 can be operated automatically in hands-free fashion by sliding your foot under the door, so children or shopping bags can stay in your arms as you open the vehicle. Dual rear doors can be opened in two different ways; with only the upper side rear door opened, you can load and unload your bags, even in tight space. Serena’s already popular seats have been further improved. Revised seat controls allow passengers of all sizes to move seats with ease, and boarding and exiting of the 3rd seat is easier than ever. In addition, super-long sliding seats*2 are new for the 2nd row, offering a variety of seat configurations.

ProPILOT, single-lane autonomous driving technology
The all-new Serena is the world’s first minivan*3 to have ProPILOT, a single-lane autonomous driving technology. Once activated, ProPILOT can automatically control the distance between the vehicle and the preceding vehicle, using a speed preset by the driver (between approximately 30 km/h and 100 km/h), and also keeps the vehicle centered in its lane. If a car in front stops, the ProPILOT system will automatically apply the brakes to bring the vehicle to a full stop if necessary. After coming to a full stop, the vehicle can remain in place even if the driver's foot is off the brake pedal. When ready to resume driving, ProPILOT is activated when the driver touches the switch again or lightly presses the accelerator. All these functions can significantly reduce the driver’s stress when driving on the highway in all kinds of traffic conditions.

Serena ProPILOT Edition on sale for a limited time
For limited time only*4, Nissan is offering Nissan Serena ProPILOT Edition featuring the ProPILOT standard at an affordable price. The model includes many advanced features, such as emergency assist for pedal misapplication, hands-free automatic sliding door that makes the car easier to use, and stylish 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (2WD only).

<Suggested retail price (consumption tax included)>


Drive Powertrain Transmission Grade Price
2WD MR20DD Xtronic
B 2,316,600
S 2,435,400
X 2,489,400
G 2,847,960
Highway Star 2,678,400
Highway Star ProPILOT Edition 2,916,000
Highway Star G 3,011,040
Highway Star G ProPILOT Edition 3,187,080
B 2,603,880
X 2,733,480
G 3,135,240
Highway Star 2,965,680
Highway Star ProPILOT Edition 3,176,280


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Key features of the all-new Serena

1. Design
While retaining hints of previous models in its new exterior design, the all-new Serena adopts Nissan’s new-generation global design language to create more dynamic and refined look.

  • Nissan’s design signature V-Motion front grille
  • Floating roof that highlights the spacious cabin
  • Smoother waistline under the side windows that also appeared in the previous model
  • Unique boomerang-shaped headlamps and taillamps
  • Available in 13 exterior colors, including a new two-tone design

Interior design that enhances the excitement of having the family together

  • Instrumental panel featuring gliding wing design that delivers a sense of panoramic openness
  • Premium interior covered with Jacquard fabric, expressing delicate color gradation
  • Available in five interior colors
  • Carefully handcrafted leather-wrapped instrumental panel

2. Packaging, utility and performance


  • The widest (3,240mm) and longest (1,545 mm) interior in its class*1 delivers spaciousness in all three rows.
  • Slimmer A-Pillar and instrument cluster improve outward vision from the driver’s seat
  • The open headrests mounted on the 1st and 2nd row seats improve forward vision from the rear seats and emphasize the open space available from the 3rd row and beyond


  • Hands-free auto sliding doors can be operated only by sliding your foot under the door
  • Dual rear doors can be opened easily, even in tight spaces
  • Multi center seats enable a variety of seat arrangement
  • The 2nd row with built in seatbelts makes it easy to get in and out from the 3rd row, even if there is a baby safety seat on the 2nd row
  • Sliding seats on the 2nd row are so light in weight that they can be moved without difficulty
  • Sliding door switch to control the sliding doors from the 3rd row
  • 6-port USB power socket
  • Zero Gravity seats with spinal support help reduce the driver’s fatigue during long drives
  • Large 7-inch display clearly shows driving information
  • Capless Fuel Filler makes it easier to fill up the fuel tank


  • Best-in-class*5 fuel economy of 17.2km/L
  • Wheelhouse sound-absorbing liners to improve cabin quietness.
  • Handling performance provides lighter effort at slow speeds and a more stable feel during highway speeds.
  • Reinforced rigidity and larger shock absorbers deliver stable and comfortable ride feel during highway drives.

3. Advanced and safety technologies
Advanced technology

  • ProPILOT, Nissan’s autonomous drive technology that can automatically control the accelerator, brakes and steering when driving on the highway, in both heavy and flowing traffic
  • Intelligent Park Assist, an automatic parking assist system
  • Smart Rearview Mirror offers clear rear views even at night or in bad weather conditions
  • Around View® Monitor provides a virtual 360-degree scene of the car in bird's-eye view

Safety technology

  • Forward Emergency Braking can detect potential forward obstacles and assists drivers in avoiding collisions, as well as helping to reduce damage caused by collisions
  • Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication helps reduce accidents when drivers may mistake the brake for the accelerator or press down on the accelerator too strongly
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) can warn the driver when the vehicle begins to move out of its lane on freeways and arterial roads

<Other key safety and environmental features>

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Hill Start Assistance (HSA)
  • Do-not-enter Sign Detection
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Front & Rear Sonar sensors
  • SRS Airbag system (only on front seats)
  • SRS curtain airbag system & side airbag system (only on front seats)
  • Anti-lock Braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Achieved JC08 mode fuel economy
  • Achieved the 2005 emissions standards in every grade
  • LED headlamps (projector type low beam LED headlights/equipped with auto headlight levelizer and signature LED position lamps)
  • Auto Light system automatically turns lights on and off based on the environment around the vehicle


*1: 1.5-2.0 liter class, 8-seater minivan with the height more than 1,800mm, equipped with sliding seats on the third row (based on Nissan internal assessment, as of June 2016)
*2: Available for certain grades
*3: Semi-cab wagon with a 1.5-2.0 liter engine with features that autonomously keeps a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and control steering during traveling at less about 60km/h (based on Nissan internal assessment, as of June 2016)
*4: Production ends at the end of March 2017
*5: 1.5-2.0 liter class in the 5-number size category, 8-seater minivan with the height more than 1,800mm, currently sold in the same price (based on Nissan internal assessment, as of June 2016)

For further information on the Serena, please view the following.
http://www.nissan.co.jp/SERENA/ (WEB Catalog)