Nissan and Suzuki made a deal to develop and build a few vehicles together. Among them, it was the Nissan Serena/Suzuki Landy duo. With their power combined, the results were remarkable, and the Serena succeeded to be the most sold MPV on the Japanese market in 2007, 2008, and 2009. The car was built with top safety systems and a large interior, fit for up to eight passengers.
From the outside, Serena’s headlights featured a similar design to those installed on the Nissan Patrol. Unlike many other MPVs on the market, it featured an ascending step on the front doors’ beltline. The sliding rear side doors made room for easier access to the middle and the rear seats. In the rear, the vertically mounted taillights on the D-pillars made room for a wide tailgate.
Inside, the carmaker installed a pair of tall seats at the front, with a gear selector mounted high, on the center stack. The instrument cluster and the infotainment unit were similar to those installed on the Nissan Primera. But it was difficult to hide the car’s LCV origins.
Nissan offered only one engine option for the Serena, a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated unit paired to a CVT gearbox named X-Tronic. The car was available with either a front- or all-wheel-drive.