Don't call it a wagon.
The vehicle Genesis teased earlier this month has arrived. The 2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is everything we love about the sedan body style but with the practicality of a wagon. Calling it a Shooting Brake just sounds cooler than "wagon" or, in Europe, "estate."
And therein lies the rub: the G70 Shooting Brake is not coming to the US, which is no surprise. The South Korean luxury brand says it designed the Shooting Brake with European buyers in mind and it'll face off against the wagon body styles of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Audi A4 (called the Avant).
Surprisingly, its exterior dimensions - 184.4 inches long, 72.8 inches wide, and 55.1 inches tall - are exactly the same as those of the sedan. The wheelbase is also identical at 111.6 inches.
However, Genesis managed to redesign the body in order to increase cargo space by 40 percent over the sedan. The rear seats now feature a 40:20:40 split-folding design to expand that space even more. All other exterior and interior design elements are carried over from the recently refreshed sedan. However, the split taillights' Two Line signature, the brand's main styling trademark, is a bit more pronounced in order to better emphasize the tailgate.
From the side, we're digging the single-piece glass hatch with a floating integrated spoiler giving it a more athletic attitude. Genesis didn't say what's under the hood, but it's fair to assume the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 252 horsepower with either RWD or AWD will be offered. Less certain is the optional 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that delivers 365 hp.
If it will be available, RWD will be the preferred choice among gearheads. The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake and refreshed G70 sedan will join the G80 and GV80 SUV not long after they go on sale in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland this summer. These are the first European countries where Genesis is setting up shop but more are expected soon.
Genesis will also debut three new electric vehicles in the coming months, one being the GV60 that rides on the global E-GMP dedicated EV architecture. The second is the already unveiled Electrified G80, while the third is highly likely to be the fully electric version of the GV70. All of those EVs will be sold in the US as well.