A more practical version of the sporty Genesis G70 is being tested on the Nurburgring

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Recent footage from the Nurburgring indicates that the 2022 Genesis G70 will also be offered as a shooting brake. Yet another proof of the Korean brand’s continuous expansion is the more practical version of the G70, which is almost ready for debut. We know this because the car has been spotted on numerous occasions, so a debut should be just around the corner. The sedan version of the car is already a formidable competitor. When the G70 Shooting Brake hits the market, it will compete with the VW Arteon Shooting Brake.

Drivetrain & Performance

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We expect to find the same engines we know from the sedan version of the G70. Just like before, European models will get the 2.2-liter e-VGT turbo-diesel with 199 horsepower and 325 pound-feet (441 Nm) of torque.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four and 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 will probably be carried over, although the new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 might also be available.

It’s too early to talk about an EV version of the car, although given the direction carmakers (including Genesis) are headed, it’s not out of the question.

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Since 2020, the six-speed manual has been dropped and now all engines are offered with the eight-speed automatic only. Just like the sedan, power will be sent to the rear, but all-wheel-drive will be optional.

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

Exterior

2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Exterior Spyshots
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Among the obvious differences will be the roofline, which is expected to feature a big sun-roof (if you opt for it). More headroom and cargo space are to be expected from the G70 Shooting Brake. Other than that, we are expecting the “Athletic Elegance” design to, once again, shine with its distinctive diamond-grille and the split headlight and taillight design, mimicked by split vents on the front fenders. At least, that’s what the photos suggest, after a (very) thorough examination.

Interior

New Genesis G70 Arrives With New Athletic Elegance Design Philosophy Interior Exterior
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As with the exterior, the most notable difference is expected to be in the back. No doubt, the G70 Shooting Brake will provide a more generous headroom, as well as more cargo capacity than its sedan counterpart.

Other than that, we expect to see the familiar highly-finished, two-tone G70 interior, we’ve come to know since 2020. This includes the 10.25-inch, centrally-positioned infotainment screen, with Genesis-exclusive interface and the clear instrument cluster in front of the driver.

With that being said, the G70 Shooting Brake is still based on a rather performance-oriented luxury sedan. With this in mind, luggage capacity will probably not be the best in class, although it’s still expected to be reasonable for that type of car. With this in mind, the only drawback we can think of now is that cargo capacity probably won’t be as generous as that of the VW Arteon Shooting Brake.

Price

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We already know that the 2022 Genesis G70 Sedan starts at $38,570 and tops up at around $55,000. For comparison, a VW Arteon starts at around $36,995 and tops up at around $47,000. Sadly, the Arteon Shooting Brake is not coming to the US. Given that UK prices start from £36,510 for the hatchback/fastback and from £37,640 for the Shooting Brake, we can expect the G70 Shooting Brake to be around $1,500 more expensive than the G70 sedan.

Conclusion

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Amidst the mass-electrification that’s been happening in recent times, Genesis has realized that performance station wagons are still a thing and there are those of us who like them. The Korean luxury brand has been quite crafty and has been steadily increasing its lineup of uncompromising luxury vehicles. Even the G70, which was their smallest model, is a formidable competitor to the likes of BMW 3-Series and now that the Shooting Brake is almost baked, it will be interesting to see how many buyers it can steal from the competition, when it arrives.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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