Could Genesis Launch a G70 Shooting Brake?

by Feb 21, 2020All News, Genesis3 comments

According to an interview of Genesis CEO William Lee with Car and Driver, could be. To the question of whether Genesis is preparing to bring a shooting-brake (wagon) version of the G70 to market, Mr. Lee said: “Yes, we have a study for that,”.

The G70 shooting brake would be derived from the facelifted G70, which is expected to be unveiled next year. The G70 will be the last Genesis model to be treated to the brand’s new styling language, characterized by quad headlights and taillights and a new signature grille that the brand calls “crest grille.”

It will follow the lead of the recently unveiled G90 luxury sedan and GV80 SUV, as well as the upcoming next-gen G80 executive sedan and mid-size GV70 crossover SUV. The G70 shooting brake will especially target European markets, where models like the BMW 3-series Touring and the Audi A4 Avant are wildly popular and generating far more sales than the sedan models they are based on.

It is unclear whether a G70 shooting brake would be offered in North America. But we think it would be a perfect extension of the G70 nameplate, which has been showered with accolades and whose credentials are underscored both by its performance-oriented rear-wheel-drive platform and by the fact it is the only vehicle in its competitive set that is still available with a manual transmission.

As German premium carmakers, and also Cadillac, are killing quirky extensions of their lineup such as manual-transmission versions and station wagons, it is encouraging to see that Genesis is taking up the baton. Let’s hope the Koreans take it a step further: by fast-tracking the shooting brake for the U.S. market as well.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

3 Comments

  1. Matzel_27

    Want it!

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  2. Archknight77

    They could offer it as it’s own distinct model among the G-series, like the A3 Sportback was at one point in the US for Audi. This also gives them a 6th model to introduce, since they seem a little deterred about launching a sports car and whether they want it to be all electric. As a side note, aside from Tesla in the US people aren’t running out in droves to get the next electric vehicle. Make this one a hybrid similar to the unit used on the new Sorento and pump up the power a bit, but couple it to the 8DCT or the already available 8AT.

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