Genesis G70 Shooting Brake wagon joins the Australian line-up from next year.
Genesis Australia has announced the G70 Shooting Brake is available to order now, priced from $79,000 before on-road costs. It is the South Korean luxury marque’s rival to the likes of the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Touring.
From the front, the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake looks identical to the sedan on which it’s based, featuring the brand’s signature shield-shaped radiator grille and two lines light design.
The Shooting Brake’s dimensions are identical to the G70 sedan’s, and the new wagon is a little more rakish than your average wagon car. In contrast to the conventional style, there’s no side window after the C-pillar, and the tailgate slopes downwards heavily for a sportier look.
However, that redesigned rear end isn’t just for show. The Shooting Brake has a 465-litre boot, which is 40 per cent larger than the G70 sedan’s. The rear seat folds in a handy 40/20/40 split.
Inside, Genesis’s premium ambitions are clear to see, with knurled finishes on most of the switchgear, as well as diamond-quilted perforated leather. The Shooting Brake will match its sedan stablemate for technology, with a wireless smartphone charger, 12.3-inch 3D digital cluster display, 10.25-inch satellite navigation infotainment system, 360-degree camera, panorama sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats with electric adjustment, leather upholstery, and a power operated rear hatch.
The single G70 Shooting Brake specification is equivalent to G70 Sedan with the Luxury and Sport Line Packages, including Brembo brake package and a limited slip differential as standard. A no-cost optional Sport Line Styling Package is offered, which brings Sport Line interior, 19-inch sport alloy wheels, sport grille and dark chrome exterior highlights.
Other standard equipment includes safety features such as 10 airbags, forward collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control that can bring the car to a full stop, lane-keep assist and forward collision warning with emergency braking.
From launch, one petrol engine is offered, which is shared with the sedan. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol produces 179kW of power and 353Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
While the range-topping version of the G70 sedan is also available with a turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 petrol that powers all four wheels, this is not currently offered on the Shooting Brake initially, though might arrive later in its lifecycle.
“G70 Shooting Brake brings new allure to the G70 model line with its classic coupe-wagon styling, superb performance and an array of safety and convenience technology,” said Genesis Motors Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo.