The Infiniti G20 was Infiniti's entry-level luxury car in the United States during most of the 1990s and into the 2000s. Similar to the Japanese/European market Nissan Primera sedan, itself a luxury package of the Nissan Pulsar, the G20 offered higher levels of standard equipment. It was launched in 1990 as Infiniti's first small car as an entry-level alternative to the Q45; later advertisements emphasized its European heritage with the tag line "Born in Japan. Educated in Europe. Now Available in America."
The G20 was temporarily discontinued after the 1996 model year, leaving the I30 as Infiniti's lowest-priced car for the 1997 & 1998 model years. The first second-generation 1999 G20 was completed on May 18, 1998. The final second-generation 2002 G20 was completed on January 11, 2002.