Bright, airy interior due to panoramic roof and large windows
All Lafesta models come with a panoramic glass roof measuring 1,500 mm in length and 800 mm in width, making it the largest sunroof on any domestic minivan. The glass in the panoramic roof has an ultraviolet blocking capability that screens out all solar ÚV radiation. Lafesta's square form, low instrument panel height and low waistline made it possible to expand the glass area all around. Together with the panoramic roof, this design allows more natural light into the interior, while also assuring ensuring excellent outward visibility.
The panoramic roof shade can be closed to any desired position at the touch of a button.
Sliding doors on both sides for easy access and a compact body for better maneuverability
The sliding doors on both sides can be opened wide even in tight places for effortless access to the rear seats and easy loading and unloading of cargo. The model also features an electric sliding door on the passenger's side for added convenience. This door can be opened and closed automatically at the touch of a dashboard button near the driver's seat or via a remote control. The door also features an automatic stop function to prevent anything from getting caught in the door when it closes.
Thanks to Lafesta's short overall length of 4,495 mm, square body form and headlamp markers, the driver can accurately judge where the minivan's four corners are, allowing easier maneuverability in situations such as parking in a garage. The large windows and minimum turning radius of 5.1 meters also ensure easier driving.
The driver's seat features a height adjuster with a top-class range adjustment of up to 60 mm for an optimum driving position.
Powerful driving and best-in-class fuel economy
Lafesta is equipped with Nissan's new MR20DE engine and XTRONIC CVT (continuously variable transmission), which together result in smooth, responsive acceleration with best-in-class fuel consumption.
Nissan's high-strength Zone Body, which is built on the newly developed C platform, provides world-class safety performance.
Lafesta features sound-deadening materials in optimum places and other noise isolation measures for best-in-class quietness, not only during acceleration but also while idling.
At the front, Lafesta features a strut suspension. At the rear, 2WD models adopt a torsion beam suspension, and 4WD models have a trailing-arm multi-link suspension. The result is superb handling, stability and exceptional ride comfort.
High-rigidity front brake calipers, newly developed friction materials and a high-rigidity brake booster with superior responsiveness have been adopted to ensure outstanding braking performance.
Convenience features such as baby-friendly seating capability
Lafesta comes with a myriad of convenience features, including flexible seating arrangements. For example, the car has a baby-friendly seating mode that allows easy contact between the driver and a small child in the second-row seat on the left side. By folding down the front of the passenger seat and moving both the front seat and the second-row seat on the left forward, the driver can easily reach over to the child.
The interior boasts a number of handy compartments and pockets for neatly stowing small items. The large-capacity 7-liter upper glove box has a built-in tissue case, and the large-capacity 15-liter lower glove box incorporates a card holder, a pocket on the inside of the lid and a dampened glove box.
Thanks to the compact design of the electronically controlled power-assist shifter mounted on the dashboard, movement from the driver's seat to the passenger's seat or to the second-row seats is easy.
For enhanced passenger comfort, the air-conditioning system has a special dashboard vent for directing airflow to the rear seats and B-pillar vents designed specifically for the second-row passengers.
A side blind-spot monitor and a back-view monitor are available for enhanced nighttime and rearward visibility. The side monitor shows a color view of the car's left front side, including guidelines for positioning the left side and front end. The system also incorporates an infrared light emitting diode (LED) that emits invisible light at night that enables the driver to see outside images on the monitor. The back-view monitor displays a color view of the area behind the car, including guidelines indicating the car's width, distance to objects and the car's projected rearward path.
Safety and environmental friendliness
Standard safety equipment on all models includes front-seat Active Head Restraints and dual SRS airbag systems for the driver and front passenger.
All Lafesta models are certified as ultra-low emission vehicles (Ú-LEVs)*1 because they emit 50% fewer exhaust emissions than the levels required by Japan's 2005 exhaust emission regulations. Both the 2WD and 4WD models achieve Japan's 2010 fuel economy standards plus an additional 5%, thereby qualifying for tax reductions under the Green Tax program in Japan.
*1The low-emission vehicle certification system of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was inaugurated in April 2000 to encourage the penetration of low-emission vehicles through their selection by ordinary consumers. Following the adoption of the 2005 new long-term exhaust emission regulations in September 2003, the system was revised in October of last year to establish two certification categories. Ú-LEV certification requires an additional 50% reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) emissions from the levels mandated by the 2005 exhaust emission regulations and SÚ-LEV certification requires an additional 75% reduction of these exhaust gas constituents.
Origin of the model name
The model name comes from the Italian word 'festa' meaning holiday, festival or party. The name expresses a desire to spend an enjoyable time in the car together with family members or friends.
5,000 units/monthSource - Nissan Media