Hyundai’s premium brand will launch in the UK this summer, initially selling the G80 sedan and the GV80 SUV. These will soon be followed by the smaller SUV GV70 and the G70 in sedan and newly revealed station wagon form.
Genesis Europe boss Dominique Boesch said the company’s first European-specific variant, which she presented last week, “is a clear statement of our commitment to the region”.
The G70 shooting brake is largely inspired by the design of its sister sedan. Genesis says the decision to develop a streamlined estate for European customers was made because it is “a body style firmly rooted in European automotive history and favored by customers in the premium luxury sector”.
The car has been tested before and shares its styling with the sedan, with the elongated one-piece glass hatch to meet the “floating” spoiler at the rear of the station wagon, in an effort to give it a more “athletic” profile.
At 4,685mm long and 1,400mm high with a wheelbase of 2,835mm, the Shooting brake G70 is the same size as the G70 sedan.
Genesis says it offers additional capacity compared to the sedan, which has a 330-liter trunk, although it has yet to give details other than that it has maximized luggage space by moving the trunk hinges forward.
Genesis has yet to provide details on the powertrains that will be offered on the G70 Shooting Brake. In other markets, the sedan version is offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a 3.3-liter twin-cylinder petrol V6, in combination with rear wheels and four-wheel drive.
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