2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake: It’s Here and It’s Beautiful
Genesis just killin’ it.
Shooting brakes are one of life's many great pleasures, uniting the beautiful aesthetics of a sporty car with the practicality of a long roof. South Korean automaker Genesis has apparently caught wind of the glorious wagon gospel, because this morning it revealed a gorgeous shooting brake variant of its G70 sedan.
The announcement comes as a way to celebrate the recent European market entry for Genesis, adding a vehicle shaped with a European design staple alongside its G70 sedan and GV70 crossover (which will be joined by the larger G80 and GV80). But most importantly, it signals the upcoming competition that Genesis will bring to seasoned players in Europe's luxury segment—something that has been dominated by German automakers like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz for decades.
Let's get this out of the way, however: No, you can't buy it in America. This is a European-only model that Genesis has built to show "clear dedication to the region," which already has some of the best wagons on the planet. It may feel like a parent buying their favorite child a new iPhone while the other gets a Motorola hand-me-down, but let's face it—it probably wouldn't sell that well Stateside anyway.
The G70 Shooting Brake reshapes the already sharp-looking G70 sedan, adding a long roof to the already elegant four-door. This allows the vehicle to keep the same footprint while extending its usable luggage space by nearly 40 percent. Furthermore, the single-piece rear hatch is hinged slightly forward to maximize space without sacrificing its design, and its floating rear spoiler extends the roofline into a rather athletic language that anyone can appreciate.
Genesis has yet to release any specifications on the engine and drivetrain options, however, it's probably fair to assume that the wagon will receive the same treatment as the sedan, market dependent. That means the possibility of Genesis' turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and its more stout 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6. The Sedan is also offered with a 2.2-liter turbo diesel, which seems rather fitting for the European market.
The G70 Shooting Brake will go on sale in Europe this summer and will battle for market share against other premium offerings, such as the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3-Series Touring, Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake (plus its C-Class Estate), Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Volvo V60, and more.
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