New Genesis G70 wagon spied before launch

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis will launch a wagon ‘Shooting Brake’ of the G70 in the coming months.

Genesis is testing a new estate version of its G70 executive sedan on European roads ahead of the brand’s long-awaited debut.

The G70 was launched in its current form in 2017 as a rival to the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series and will gain a new Shooting Brake version as part of its facelift next year.

This sighting suggests that the G70 will be one of the first Genesis models to be sold in Europe when the brand expands outside of its current markets which includes Australia.

The current G70 is available with a choice of either a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, a 2.2-litre diesel or a 3.3-litre 272kW twin-turbocharged petrol V6, as used in the Kia Stinger fastback.

Gearbox options include a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic, although reports suggest the facelifted car will make do with just the latter, which directs power through a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Four-wheel-drive versions offer torque-vectoring functionality for improved driving dynamics.

As well as the new estate bodystyle, the G70 can be expected to gain subtly altered front and rear-end designs, likely including reshaped light clusters and bumpers.

Also tipped for a European launch are the BMW 5 Series-sized G80 and flagship G90 sedan, as well as the GV80 SUV and its upcoming smaller sibling, the GV70, the latter arriving in Australia next year.

Felix Page

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