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Friday, August 29, 2014

Close Up: Nissan Serena S-Hybrid

In this BLOG ENTRY, I'm posting a Close up of Nissan Serena S-Hybrid.  This is a Mild Hybrid.

According to the Sales Executive, CKD model of this 1 and only Hybrid MPV in Malaysia is Coming up by End of the year.

At the moment, the CBU Japan Serena Hybrid's priced at RM149,515.30 OTR Without insurance.  It comes with 3 years OR 100,000km warranty.

Highlights of this Hybrid MPV:

+ 14 seating configurations
+ 2x power doors.
+ 15.2km/l fuel efficiency.
+ 147ps@5600rpm and 210Nm@4400rpm torque mated with Smooth Xtronic CVT gearbox.
+ Cruise Control with Multi-function steering wheel.

+ Keyless entry and Push Start
+ Front and Rear Climate control.
+LARGE Glass area hence NO Blind spots

+ Reverse Camera with AVN (Audio Visual Navigator).  Worth RM3,000 but FREE for a limited time.
+ 195/60R16 ECO Tyres with 16" Alloy wheels.

+ Very comfortable 8 seaters.  3rd row Sits 3 adults comfortably.
+ Stylish futuristic Digital Dash meter.


- No spare tyres.  Tyre puncture kit given instead
- NOT Full hybrid.  It's little difference VS Skyactiv.
- Many Glass area = Moving Greenhouse Oven.  Unless you tint the whole car.
- No leather seats, Fabrics in place.
- Quirky Boxy Design.
- Only 2 Airbags.


I only spent 10 mins behind the wheel of this Serena S-Hybrid so I can't comment much except it's a Comfortable, smooth operator thanks to the X-tronic CVT.  It handles Much much better than it's arch-rival Mazda Biante 2.0 Skyactiv.  It's more spacious and practical too.  Quite pleasent ride and handling.


Overall Rating: 8/10.  Better Comfort, Better RIDE and Handling and More practical than arch-rival Mazda Biante.

Well, there's a saying a Picture's worth 1000 words.  Enjoy the photos:

If you want to buy this car, call me, Jefferson Lim 012-6852-718.  I have the following Locations, Nissan contacts.

Nissan PJ Kemajuan
Nissan Setia Alam
Nissan Taman Megah
Nissan Jln Ipoh
Nissan Cheras.
Nissan Penang

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.   An original Otoreview Production.  If you want to copy, please give credit or link to this blog.  Copy like a man, Don't plagiarise.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


In this blog entry, I'm doing a FULL REVIEW of 2014 Hyundai VF i40 Sedan Plus.  For your information,  I did A FULL REVIEW OF THE  i40 Tourer back in March, See Link below:

You are looking at CBU Fully Imported from Korea FULLY LOADED Hyundai i40 sedan.
It's Priced RM159,956 OTR Without insurance before rebates for CBU 2014 Year made.  Discounts and rebates Changes Monthly.  Please Call Jeff at 012-6852-718 for latest Promotions.


This car's engineered and designed in Russelsheim, Germany to cater for European taste.   This is European Sonata, designed to Compete with Ford Mondeo, Toyota Avensis (European Camry), VW Passat and Euro Accord.  It's powered by Nu 2.0GDI (- gasoline direct injection) D-CVVT Generating 177ps and 214Nm of torque!  It's the only D-segment sedan below RM200k with 9 airbags.

Here's the link to download E-brochure:

Highlights of this Sedan:

- 9 Airbags.

- 525 litres boot space with 60:40 remote split foldable seat backs up to 1350+ litres
- 12 ways Driver adjustable and 8 way passanger adjustable front seats.

- Panoramic Glass Sunroof with Electric tilt slide

- Advanced Traction Control.  It consists of ABS+EBD+BA+MDPS+ESP+HAC+DBC = VSM (Vehicle Stability Management).
- Saves fuel at 7.5l/100km combined cycle (Singapore spec)
- Nappa leather seats

- 6 speed automatic with paddle shifters
- 2-zone Climate control with ionizer

- Rear air cond vents

- AVN with Reverse camera and 2 headrest mounted Monitors.

- Electric parking brake

- HID headlights with DRLs with front and rear fog lights

- 17" alloy rims and tyres

 Above: 2013 year make, Below, 2014 year make.

- Passenger Airbag on/off switch

- LUKAS Blackbox DVR Driving recorder

Chassis and NVH tuned by Germans and MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS IS FULL EURO NCAP 5 stars Specifications level.


Please visit Official Hyundai Worldwide i40 page for Detailed Specifications and Dimensions:

Color choices: White, Silver, Titanium Silver and Black.

Let's Proceed to MORE Photo galleries as there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.

FIRST 4 photos: The Majestic XXXL Electric Tilt/Slide Panoramic Sunroof.

NEXT 3 photos.  Front Seating position and front legroom.  Rear legroom and headroom.
ABOVE:  Front legroom and Below: Rear legroom



Man, this is a DRIVER's ORIENTED CAR.  It has Excellent NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness).  It also comes standard with AUDI A4 like Ride and handling.  There were 5 of us on board, whack a Hairpin at 90km/h with little Body-roll and still comfortable.   Thanks to the Front McPherson and rear Multi-link suspension setup.  Suspension is slightly stiffer than Sonata yet still strike a balance of JUST Right Comfort.

 Power delivery is smooth and linear, DEFINITELY NOT Underpowered.   Being a GDI with DUAL CVVT, the car's Quite powerful, 0-100km/h in 9.7 seconds only.  Claimed Top speed is 210km/h.  It managed a respectable 7.5l/100km fuel consumption.  This means 70litres tank's good for 700km city and 900km highway.


RATING: 9/10.

This is the MOST ALL ROUNDED and VALUE FOR MONEY D-Segment car.  Please come over to test drive this OUTSTANDING car to agree with me! Location, Setia Alam/Seri Kembangan.

IF YOU WANT TO BUY THIS CAR, CALL BLOG OWNER, JEFFERSON LIM AT 012-6852-718 for latest Promotions.  Excellent service assured.

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original Otoreview Production.  If you want to COPY, please give Credit or link to this blog.  COPY LIKE a MAN, Don't plagiarise.