Nissan Lafesta

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The Nissan Lafesta is a seven-seater minivan built by Nissan Motors for the Asian market.

First generation (B30, 2004-2012)[edit]

Nissan Lafesta
Nissan Lafesta 003.JPG
Manufacturer Nissan
Production 2004 - 2012
Assembly Kanda-gun, Kyoto
Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door minivan
Layout Front engine/front wheel drive, AWD
Platform Nissan C platform
Related Renault Megane
Nissan X-Trail
Nissan Teana
Nissan Presage
Engine 2.0 L MR20DE I4
Transmission CVT
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (110 in)
Length 4,575 mm (180.1 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,670 mm (66 in)
Curb weight 1,520 kg (3,350 lb)
Predecessor Nissan Prairie
Nissan Lafesta (Japan-spec)

The name was derived from the Italian word festa, meaning holiday, festival or party, and according to the manufacturer "expresses a desire to spend an enjoyable time in the car together with family members or friends." It was first released on December 2, 2004 priced between ¥1,785,000 and ¥2,310,000 in Japan, with a sales target of 5,000/month. [1]The Lafesta shares a platform with the Renault Scénic and Renault Megane.

The Lafesta is the successor to the Nissan Prairie / Nissan Liberty and currently competes with the Toyota Isis, Honda Stream, Toyota WISH, Subaru Exiga, and the Mazda Premacy. The Lafesta also takes the Nissan Avenir's former role as the estate version of the Nissan Bluebird

The vehicle offers sliding doors on both sides (one of which is power-assisted), Nissan's Intelligent key system, GPS navigation system, reverse camera and a panoramic roof. The only engine option available is a 2.0 L MR20DE inline-four unit. Both front- and four-wheel drive transmissions are available; the former uses a torsion beam suspension at the rear while the latter has a trailing arm multi-link arrangement.

The Lafesta is built at the same factory that once produced the larger Nissan Presage.

The 2007 Lafesta received a minor facelift from the 2004 model.

Second generation (B35, 2011-)[edit]

Nissan Lafesta Highway Star (CWEFWN/CWEAWN)
2nd generation NISSAN LAFESTA Highway STAR.jpg
Manufacturer Mazda
Also called Mazda Premacy
Production 2011 -
Assembly Hiroshima, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door minivan
Layout Front engine, front wheel drive
Related Mazda Premacy
Engine 2.0 L LF-VD I4
2.0 L LF-VE I4
2.0 L PE-VPS I4
Transmission 4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108 in)
Length 4,615 mm (181.7 in)
Width 1,750 mm (69 in)
Height 1,615 mm (63.6 in)

Nissan Lafesta Highway STAR (2011-)[edit]

It is a version of Mazda Premacy supplied to Nissan by Mazda Motor Corporation on an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) basis. Unlike the Premacy, the new Nissan Lafesta Highway Star ditches the Nagare design.

Japan models went on sale in 2011-06-15.[2][3][4] Models available include Highway Star (J, G and G Supuremo).[5]


Mazda supplied the Mazda Premacy for use in the Nissan Lafesta Highway STAR beginning in May 2011.[6][7]


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