• The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Is A Tasty Piece of Forbidden Fruit

Over in Europe, Genesis is Aiming For the Audi A4, Avant, BMW 3 Series touring, and the Mercedes C-Class Estate

Europe’s wagon market just got a little bit bigger, as Korean brand Genesis is looking to take its piece of the pie with the all-new G70 Shooting Brake. Of course, it’s not a shooting brake as you or I would think of it – as in it only has two doors – so it’s really just another wagon. A fine looking wagon, at that. Featuring the G70’s sporty front end paired with a sloping rear roof and tons of cargo room, the G70 Shooting Brake has a lot to offer. Unfortunately, it won’t land in the United States because, well, we’re SUV people, right?

The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Isn’t Heading To The United States, And That’s a Shame

The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Is A Tasty Piece of Forbidden Fruit Exterior
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In fairness, the concept of wagons on the road died in the U.S. a long time ago outside of a handful of models like the Volvo V60 and V90, the Subaru Outback, Mercedes E-Class Wagon, and the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, among just a few others. Over in Europe, though, it seems as if damn near everything that isn’t an SUV is offered as a wagon, aside from a select few. This explains why the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is a European only affair, but it sure is sad we can’t taste the forbidden fruit.

The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Is A Tasty Piece of Forbidden Fruit Exterior
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Genesis hasn’t disclosed drivetrain options yet, but considering how little Genesis changed the G70 to morph it into a wagon, it should offer the same powertrain options as the sedan. That means there will be a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-banger with 249 horsepower, a 365-horsepower, twin-turbo V-6, and a 2.2-liter diesel that’s good for 199 horsepower.

2021 Genesis G70 specifications
Engine turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged, 3.3-liter V-6 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel
Horsepower 249 HP/252 HP 365 HP/368 HP 199 HP
Torque 260 LB-FT 376 LB-FT 325 LB-FT
Transmission six-speed manual eight-speed automatic eight-speed automatic
The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Is A Tasty Piece of Forbidden Fruit Interior
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The similarities will carry over into the interior too, so the G70 Shooting Brake will feature the same seats, infotainment system, and the free-standing infotainment system that’s super easy to use. The real difference comes in the way of cargo room, which is also a bit surprising. Despite the fact that the G70 shooting brake has identical dimensions to the sedan, it has an impressive amount of cargo space – 40-percent more to be exact. The rear seats also fold down for expandable luggage room with a 40:20:40 split. As of now, European pricing isn’t available, but the G70 Shooting Brake is expected to launch summer of 2021, after the G70, G80, GV70, and GV80. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a U.S. launch, but we can still hope, right?

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