GENESIS G70 SHOOTING BRAKE

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is based on the G70 sedan and is aimed at those wanting enhanced practicality in an upmarket Korean car.

The Shooting Brake body is normally called a station wagon in Australia though we feel it’s very likely that it will be called a Shooting Brake here. In some ways it almost looks like a streamlined five-door hatch rather than a bland station wagon. We love the shape in the photographs and certainly look forward to seeing it in the metal.

It is 4,685mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,400mm tall, with a 2,835mm wheelbase. The luggage space is 40 percent larger than the Genesis G70 sedan and its rear seats can be split-folded 4:2:4 to let you juggle passenger / luggage space.

Its front is pretty much the same as the G70 sedan, with the Crest Grille that’s lower than the headlights. Genesis tells us it “spreads outward to evoke a sprinter’s pre-race posture and highlight the model’s athletic design”. So there …

Dominique Boesch, Managing Director of Genesis Motor Europe, said: “We are delighted to reveal this bespoke product – tailored for our European customers – so soon after revealing news of our arrival into the region.

“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.”

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is set to launch in Australia in the third quarter of 2021. We will bring local details closer the time of the launch and follow that up with a road test.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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