Archive for January, 2002
ABS is no longer available on the larger of Daewoo’s two subcompact cars. Nubira comes as the SE sedan and CDX wagon.
Infiniti’s entry-level sedan drops its sporty “Touring” model in favor of a new Sport option package for 2002. G20’s only engine is a 4 cyl that comes with manual or optional automatic transmission. Standard are antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and front side airbags. Available are several option groups, including the new Sport package, which adds leather upholstery, sunroof, and 16-inch wheels instead of 15s. The G20, one of the oldest near-luxury designs, will not return for 2003.
General Motors now owns a controlling interest in Daewoo, but at the time of this report, the future of the South Korean manufacturer’s U.S. operations was uncertain. Lanos is Daewoo’s smallest U.S. offering. It comes as a 2-dr hatchback in S and Sport trim and as the S 4-dr sedan. All have a 4-cyl engine and manual or optional automatic transmission. The Sport comes with air conditioning and leather upholstery, but Lanos and Daewoo’s slightly larger Nubira (see separate report) are among the few cars that do not offer ABS. For 2002, power steering is optional rather than standard on Lanos S models, and alloy wheels are no longer available on the Sport.