Official: Get Ready For The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

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But we've got some bad news about it.

The Genesis brand is about to receive a much-needed sales injection in the United States, with the compact GV70 crossover arriving later this year. While the GV70 should cater perfectly to crossover-obsessed shoppers in the US, we are a bit more interested in another practical model from the Korean luxury brand. Following spy shots that emerged last year, Genesis has officially teased a shooting brake wagon version of its compact G70.

The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan recently received a facelift for the new model year, with an updated exterior design and a larger touchscreen inside. Pricing starts at $37,525, while a limited-run Launch Edition model starts at $52,500. The G70 Shooting Brake will build upon these updates but with more trunk space.

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From these new teaser images, we can tell that the G70 Shooting Brake will look different from the GV70 crossover and the G70 sedan. At the rear, the glass appears to wrap around the side towards the C-pillar, likely aiding visibility out of the back. This design is unique from the GV70, where the C-pillar is the rearmost element on the side profile. At the front, the G70 Shooting Brake looks similar to the sedan.

We suspect the shooting brake will use the same engines found in the sedan: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 252 horsepower or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365 hp. It's unclear if Genesis will offer this model with rear-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive, or both.

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Genesis posted the G70 Shooting Brake teasers on its European social media accounts, meaning the car will not come stateside. "With the launch of a dynamic GV70 SUV, a newly redesigned G70 sport sedan, and electrification on the horizon, Genesis is looking forward to bringing a number of exciting new models to the North American market this year," a Genesis spokesperson told CarBuzz. "With this major product offensive just around the corner, Genesis can confirm that the upcoming G70 shooting brake model will not be offered in North America at this time."

With wagon sales rapidly declining in the US, we don't fault Genesis for not offering this car here.

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