Drivetrain & Performance
The same engines from the sedan version of the G70 carry over to the Shooting Brake. 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 are now being phased out, in favor of a new 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four and a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. The new 2.5-liter turbo-four can already be found in the Hyundai Sonata N-Line. In the G70 Shooting Brake, it is expected to make the same 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet (421 Nm).
The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, on the other hand, succeeds the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 and makes 380 horsepower and 391 pound-feet (530 Nm). It’s too early to talk about an EV version of the car, although given the direction carmakers (including Genesis) are headed, it’s only a matter of time.
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.
|Engine||2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four||3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6|
|Horsepower||290 HP||380 HP|
|Torque||311 LB-FT||391 LB-FT|
|Transmission||eight-speed automatic||eight-speed automatic|
Among the obvious differences is the roofline, which is expected to feature a big sunroof (if you opt for it). More rear headroom and cargo space are to be expected from the G70 Shooting Brake. Other than that, we see the same “Athletic Elegance” design, with its distinctive diamond-shaped grille and the split headlight and taillight design, mimicked by split vents on the front fenders. In addition, for the first time, we see the athletic elegance interpreted in a Shooting Brake body style.
As with the exterior, the most notable difference is going 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, the Shooting Brake gets 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.
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.
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.
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