From Infiniti press: The 2001 Infiniti G20 luxury sports sedan continues to occupy a unique position in the new-vehicle marketplace – an affordable fun-to-drive luxury sports sedan from one of the world’s premium marques. Making its debut in the Infiniti lineup in 1990 as a 1991 model, the second generation G20 was introduced in 1998 as a 1999 model. The G20 continues on in 2001 in both Luxury and Touring editions.
G20’s styling features an aggressive wedge-shape body with a short hood, slanted nose, long cabin and high volume trunk. Standard side-sill spoilers give G20 a hunkered-down, road hungry look. Jewel-like halogen headlights, with automatic-off function, add a luxury appearance and impressive lighting performance and G20’s chrome grille and cut line angles echo the grilles on the I30 and Q45 sedans.
G20 is powered by a smooth, high-revving 16-valve dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine with 145-horsepower and 136 ft-lbs of torque. The engine offers a 100,000-mile tune-up interval through the adoption of double-tipped platinum spark plugs.
To reduce idle vibration and acceleration noise, a cross-engine mount system has been utilized.
The powerful engine is backed by a choice of standard 5-speed manual transmission or optional 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. A viscous limited-slip differential is standard on G20 Touring models.
G20 delivers impressive fuel economy: 24 mpg City/31 mpg Highway with the 5-speed manual and 23 mpg City/30 mpg Highway for the 4-speed automatic equipped models.