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Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021: long-roof option fully unveiled for Australia


After significant teasing, Genesis has ripped the camouflage off its first-ever wagon wearing the brand’s signature look in a sleek new form factor.

Genesis has today unveiled the 2021 G70 Shooting Brake which is slated to arrive in Australia before October this year.

The G70 Shooting Brake is the Korean brand’s first attempt at a wagon body style if you exclude high-riding SUVs such as the GV70 midsize SUV and GV80 large SUV.

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 rear
Genesis has debuted its first wagon in the G70 Shooting Brake

As predicted, the long-roof option largely imitates the styling of the facelifted G70 sedan, which will go on sale in Australia before mid-year, while continuing Genesis’ split taillight look.

Unlike the sedan, the wagon’s rear lights spill over the boot lid which is shaped quite dramatically in a ‘V’ shape.

Genesis says it has improved the loading functionality by moving the tailgate hinge inward to create a large opening, regardless, we look forward to testing this claim with the Chasing Cars suitcases in our real-world test.

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 boot
The boot capacity has been boosted 40 per cent over the sedan

Like more stylish wagons such as the Volkswagen Arteon, the G70 Shooting Brake opts for a steeply raked roof that spills down with a large spoiler tapping off the end.

Genesis says the boot space has been boosted by 40 per cent over the sedan, which should mean the boot goes from 330L to 462L – with substantially more room on offer when you pop the 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats down.

The interior of the long-roof remains identical to the G70 sedan, with the facelift bringing a sharper design that swaps out parts such as the controversially sourced centre screen from its Hyundai sister brand for a crisp 10.25-inch multimedia display.

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 front
The G70 Shooting Brake continues the split taillight design in a wagon form factor

While the G70 Shoot Brake is destined for Australia it has primarily been designed as a show of commitment in Genesis’ foray into the established European luxury market.

This is due to the persistent popularity of wagons in Europe which has largely tapered off here in Australia in favour of SUVs.

Dominique Boesch, Managing Director of Genesis Motor Europe, said the G70 Shooting Brake’s distinct design will help it stand out in the growing lineup.

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 interior
The G70 Shooting Brake is largely identical to its sedan sibling on the inside

“We are delighted to reveal this bespoke product – tailored for our European customers – so soon after revealing news of our arrival into the region,” he said.

“The G70 Shooting Brake marries luxury and European automotive heritage with our design philosophy of Athletic Elegance.”

More information detailing the exact specification of the G70 Shooting Brake will be revealed closer to its official launch in the third quarter of this year.