The new Nissan Serena e-Power is one of the squarest cars in town, yet it easily qualifies as one of the coolest.
The seven-seater with van-like sliding doors is a petrol-electric hybrid with a twist. Its front wheels are driven exclusively by a 100kW electric motor. The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery which never runs dry. This is because it is charged by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which acts solely as a generator (with no connection to the wheels).