It’s been a while since we’ve seen photos of the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake in development. These new shots catch the wagon on the road near the Nürburgring.
Although they haven’t seen the vehicle for several months, Genesis engineers aren’t quite ready to remove much of the camouflage yet. Looking past the cover-up, it appears the front design is identical to the sedan with things like split headlights, a diamond-shaped grille, and large openings in the lower fairing.
The vehicle runs on five-spoke wheels with a dark finish. Red brake calipers are visible behind them.
Engineers load the rear with additional panels to hide the shape of the sedan. There are separate taillights and a pair of exhausts coming out of the passenger side.
Although not visible here, the interior should resemble that of the sedan. That means there would be a sleek and somewhat understated cabin with a 10.25-inch widescreen infotainment screen above the center console.
The wagon’s powertrain should also be the same as the four-door. In America, buyers could get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 252 horsepower (188 kilowatts) and 260 pound-feet (353 Newton-meters) of torque or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that puts out 365 horsepower (272 kW) and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm) of torque. Both powertrains hook up to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and customers can select either rear or all-wheel drive configurations.
We expect the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake to debut at some point in 2021. Although the exact date is not yet clear. Another question is whether the brand intends to sell this model in America. The United States isn’t the strongest market for wagons, and the GV70 crossover seems to meet the needs of people looking for something with a hatch.