New Genesis G70 Shooting Brake revealed at Goodwood

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Hyundai’s premium brand unwraps new G70 shooting brake at Festival of Speed.

Premium South Korean brand Genesis has debuted the G70 Shooting Brake at Goodwood Festival of Speed. While Genesis calls it a European-centric model, it is slated to launch in Australia this October.

The G70 Shooting Brake draws heavily on the design of its sedan sister. Genesis says the decision to develop a streamlined wagon for customers was made because it is “a bodystyle firmly rooted in European automotive history and favoured by customers in the premium luxury sector.” Its interior is presented with chrome trim, a central infotainment screen and a multifunction steering wheel.

“We are thrilled to be here at Goodwood today to reveal this pivotal model for Genesis, our fifth car in the region,” said Dominique Boesch, Managing Director for Genesis Motor Europe.

“The iconic British festival, watched by millions, is the perfect destination to unveil our bespoke product tailored for European customers. We are also excited to invite fans to experience a different perspective on the iconic hill climb and stunning grounds here at Goodwood, connecting the British heritage and Korean influence.”

The car has previously been spied testing and shares its styling with the sedan, with the single-piece glass hatch extended to meet the ‘floating’ spoiler at the rear of the estate, in an attempt to give it a more “athletic” profile.

At 4685mm long and 1400mm high with a wheelbase of 2835mm, the G70 Shooting Brake is the same size as the G70 sedan.

Genesis says it offers extra capacity than the sedan, which has a 330-litre boot. It has maximised luggage space by moving the bootlid hinges forward.

Genesis has also yet to offer any details of which powertrains will be offered on the G70 Shooting Brake. In other markets, the sedan version is offered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a 3.3-litre twin-turbocarged petrol V6, in combination with both rear- and four-wheel-drive.

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