There's a lot of junk in the trunk.
The Genesis G70 is a bit of a dark horse, with most of the limelight being cast upon the more expensive and better-equipped G90 which has recently undergone a major refresh. But the G70 still has a few tricks up its luxurious sleeve, and 2021 is looking to be a very promising year for this 4-door compact executive sedan which competes against the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. New spy-pics reveal that there might be a very tasty shooting brake version coming soon.
We've covered a lot of shooting brake designs over the years, including some serious oddballs such as the C7 Corvette Callaway Aerowagen and Aston Martin Rapide Shooting Brake, but the G70 looks like it could actually make it into production.
Originally penned in the 1890s, the shooting brake body design combines elements of a station wagon and coupe body design. This body style shot to popularity in the 1960s and early 1970s, and since 2010 has enjoyed a resurgence.
Genesis has decided to jump on the bandwagon so to speak and has been caught testing what seems to be a shooting brake styled G70 which goes against the current trend of building bulkier SUVs for a market already flooded with sports utility vehicles. We applaud Genesis for going down the route less traveled, and by the look of things, this G70 derivative should turn some heads when finally revealed.
From what we can tell by looking at the heavily camouflaged photos, the car makes use of the same C-pillars but adds a whole lot of booty in the rear. The G70, which is already a practical daily executive with good trunk space and impressive interior room should become even handier.
We're still not sure if we can call it a shooting brake, or if it's going to be an ordinary wagon, but we're picking up some serious Porsche Panamera vibes here, especially in the way the back passenger window curves into the new rear end, but once again, the heavy camouflage in the back stops us from making a final judgment. Either way, wagons are always a cool addition to any lineup, and we're all for it.