2021 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake revealed – look out Audi A4 Avant and 3-series Touring

Hyundai’s new premium brand is moving in on European stalwarts with its very stylish new estate

Genesis has revealed its new G70 Shooting Brake, a sleek estate variant of the G70 saloon due in Europe later this year. This compact executive model will rival European giants like the BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-class, with this new estate bodystyle aimed directly at European customers – a direct statement of intent of how seriously Genesis is about cracking the Euro market.

The new G70 itself is a substantial update of a saloon that’s been on sale in other markets since 2017, sharing its rear-wheel drive chassis and many of its engine options with the Kia Stinger GT. This includes a flagship twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 variant with 360bhp, a performance derivative designed to rival mid-power Germans like the BMW M340i and Mercedes-AMG C43.

> Hyundai’s premium brand Genesis to launch in the UK – plush BMW rival coming this summer 

Genesis hasn’t just thrown a big engine in the G70 and just let it be either, with a sophisticated powertrain package that incorporates adaptive dampers, an electronically controlled limited slip differential and a chunky set of Brembo brakes. 

Genesis also completed development cycles right here in Europe, utilising its German base to co-develop the G70 under the same engineering leadership that brought us the Hyundai i30 N. We have every reason to believe this estate version will offer the same when it arrives. 

This variant will top a wider range made up from a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder turbo diesel. Some markets also offer an all-wheel drive option, but it’s unknown what combinations of power and drivetrain options Genesis will offer when both the saloon and the shooting brake are launched in European markets later this summer.

The G70 will join the larger G80 saloon and GV80 SUV, plus a smaller GV70 SUV and a forthcoming bespoke EV in the next 12 months, forging its way headfirst into the notoriously difficult European market which has already proved too much for Nissan’s Infiniti brand, and has taken Lexus decades to form a foothold in. 

But while Genesis will have a big focus on SUVs and all-electric models in future, there are still a few promising high performance highlights that should certainly bring a bit more colour to the market, not least this sleek G70 Shooting Brake.

Recommended

Genesis G80 saloon priced from £37,460 to rival BMW 5-series
Genesis G80 and GV80
Genesis

Genesis G80 saloon priced from £37,460 to rival BMW 5-series

Genesis, Hyundai’s premium offshoot, is coming to Europe later this year to take on Germany’s premium offerings
17 May 2021
Genesis X Concept revealed as a languid three-box GT coupe
Genesis X Concept - header
Genesis

Genesis X Concept revealed as a languid three-box GT coupe

Hyundai’s premium outfit, Genesis, has revealed the X Concept previewing its dramatic future design direction
31 Mar 2021

Most Popular

Triumph Lynx – Dead on arrival
Triumph Lynx
Features

Triumph Lynx – Dead on arrival

With a 3.5-litre Rover V8 under the bonnet and TR7 fastback styling, the Lynx could have been British Leyland’s answer to the Ford Capri
18 Jun 2021
New 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring revealed – now available in manual and PDK
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring – rear profile
Porsche 911 GT3

New 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring revealed – now available in manual and PDK

The Touring pack has returned, combining the 992 GT3’s set-up with more understated looks
15 Jun 2021
Used car deals of the week
Used car deals
used cars

Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market
17 Jun 2021
The reluctant LaFerrari driver – evo archive
evo archive – LaFerrari truck extraction – stop!
Ferrari

The reluctant LaFerrari driver – evo archive

How do you get a £1million hypercar out of the back of a delivery truck? Very, very, slowly…
15 Jun 2021
Next generation BMW 7-series spied – flagship saloon to once again set the tone for future models
Next generation BMW 7-series spied – front quarter
BMW 7 Series

Next generation BMW 7-series spied – flagship saloon to once again set the tone for future models

All-new saloon to feature IC and EV powertrains, but once again it’ll also lead the way aesthetically
16 Jun 2021
MAT Stratos 2021 review – Lancia’s iconic Stratos reborn
MAT Stratos – front tracking
Lancia

MAT Stratos 2021 review – Lancia’s iconic Stratos reborn

It’s been a long time coming, but this Ferrari F430-based reimagining of the Lancia Stratos is finally here
11 Jun 2021
BMW M5 CS 2021 review – a class act that reaffirms the M division’s brilliance
BMW M5 CS – front cornering
BMW M5 saloon

BMW M5 CS 2021 review – a class act that reaffirms the M division’s brilliance

Nonsensical on paper, but sublime in practice. Never has a modern supersaloon been more tactile or more engaging
14 Jun 2021
Hyundai i20 N revealed – Ford Fiesta ST rival priced from £24,995
Hyundai i20 N car pictures
Hyundai i20 hatchback

Hyundai i20 N revealed – Ford Fiesta ST rival priced from £24,995

N division's second model set to shake up the junior hot hatch establishment
17 Jun 2021
Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition 2021 review – a 720bhp tribute act
Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition – slide
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition 2021 review – a 720bhp tribute act

Immense performance from about the coolest modern muscle car out there. It’s expensive, but there’s nothing else quite like it
12 Jun 2021
Ferrari F8 Tributo replacement to be revealed June 24
Ferrari F171 spy 2021 – header
Ferrari

Ferrari F8 Tributo replacement to be revealed June 24

Ferrari’s going hybrid and V6 for its next mid-engined supercar
16 Jun 2021
2021 Audi RS3 Sportback and saloon previewed – will it finally match Mercedes-AMG A45 S?
Audi RS3 manufacturer spy 1
Audi RS3

2021 Audi RS3 Sportback and saloon previewed – will it finally match Mercedes-AMG A45 S?

Audi Sport is putting the final touches on its new RS3 hot hatch and saloon
10 Jun 2021
2022 Polestar 3 teased – all-new Audi e-tron rival a stepchange model
Polestar 3
Polestar

2022 Polestar 3 teased – all-new Audi e-tron rival a stepchange model

Yes, it’s another electric SUV, but this one will be the first ‘true’ Polestar
17 Jun 2021
GTO Engineering Squalo interior sketches revealed – new-build Ferrari 250 GTO hommage draws closer
GTO Engineering interior
Ferrari

GTO Engineering Squalo interior sketches revealed – new-build Ferrari 250 GTO hommage draws closer

New details, including the interior, have been revealed about the GTO Engineering Squalo
15 Jun 2021