Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury wing, unveiled the first set of images of the G70 Shooting Brake, a stylish wagon designed for the European market. It will compete with other premium European offerings such as the Audi A4 Avant, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate and the BMW 3 Series Touring.
The G70 Shooting Brake is the fifth Genesis model to arrive in Europe and will join the G80, GV80, GV70 and G70 saloon in the automaker’s line-up. Hyundai introduced its premium brand officially in Europe in early May 2021, with a pledge to launch six vehicles in the region within its first 12 months.
The G70 Shooting Brake is based on the new G70 sedan that was released last year, but with an increased trunk space which the automaker claims will add an element of practicality to the exterior. Talking about numbers, the Euro-focused Genesis G70 Shooting Brake shares the same size as the sedan, at 4685mm long, 1850mm wide and 1400mm tall with a 2835mm wheelbase. However, it adds 40 per cent more cargo space to the G70 sedan 40:20:40 split back seats.
The Shooting Brake also flaunts a similar front facia to the facelifted G70 sedan. It has the same front-end design, including the signature Crest Grille set lower than the quad headlights. However, the new G70 Shooting Brake has a new side profile, with two strong character lines running edge to edge.
The higher line starts above the front fender and stretches all the way back to the taillight, while the lower one runs wheel to wheel, both of them giving the car a sharp and aggressive stance. Coming to the rear, it is punctuated by a single-piece glass hatch with a floating integral spoiler. Below that, you find the signature Genesis Quad Lamp taillights, which look in sync with the similar looking headlights. Overall the rear looks big and bulky with the trunk, which maximizes space by moving the tailgate hinge forward.
“The G70 Shooting Brake combines the type of athletic exterior design that reflects Genesis’ design identity with the practicality of the Shooting Brake,” said a Genesis official.
The interior looks quite similar to the 2021 Genesis G70 sedan, which means the 10.2-inch touch-screen infotainment system unit will make it to the wagon car along with other bells and whistles in the cabin. Sharing so much with its sedan sibling we won’t be surprised if the G70 Shooting Brake will be powered by the upgraded G70 sedan’s powertrain options, a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder (185kW/353Nm) and 3.3-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 (272kW/510Nm) engines. However, we’ll have to wait a little longer for the official details.
Genesis will commence its European sales later this year, starting with Germany, the UK and Switzerland with the orders for the G80, and the GV80 opening this summer. The G70 sports sedan and the GV70 urban SUV will follow soon after that, the South Korean brand informed.
“The G70 Shooting Brake marries luxury and European automotive heritage with our design philosophy of Athletic Elegance. Our fifth car in Europe, the Shooting Brake will stand apart through its unique design; it is a clear statement of our commitment to the region. We are delighted to reveal this bespoke product – tailored for our European customers – so soon after revealing news of our arrival into the region,” said Dominique Boesch, Managing Director of Genesis Motor Europe at the reveal event.