The Nash LaFayette was a series of entry level cars introduced in 1934. The LaFayette was named for the early American carmaker, which had been acquired by Nash in 1924. Created to partner the more upmarket Nash cars, the LaFayette was created to be a smaller, less expensive model. The LaFayette was offered in a range of open and closed body styles and featured an inline six engine. Nash produced the LaFayette until 1940, when they replaced it with the Nash 600.