New models - Genesis - G70 - Shooting Brake
Genesis G70 Shooting Brake: $79k +ORC
Coupe sportiness combined with wagon practicality in Genesis G70 Shooting Brake
30 Nov 2021
By Mike Fourie
GENESIS Motors Australia has launched an evocatively styled Shooting Brake variant of its G70 sedan, which is said to combine the best traits of a sportscar and a station wagon.
Priced from $79,000 plus on-road costs, the newcomer is powered by a 179kW/353Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine linked to the rear wheels via Genesis’ proprietary eight-speed automatic transmission.
While the front-end design of the G70 Shooting Brake is characterised by the Korean premium brand’s signature quad-lamp architecture and crest grille, the newcomer departs from its sedan sibling’s styling with twin parabolic body lines that accentuate the wheel-arch flares and a swoopy rear spoiler that appears to float above the single-piece glass hatch.
Behind the quirky tailgate is luggage volume of 465 litres, compared with 330 litres for sedan (VDA figures). The G70 Shooting Brake’s hatch is electrically operated and can be opened automatically by a person carrying the vehicle’s smart key.
The new model’s general specification is said to combine the G70 sedan’s Luxury and Sport Line Packages. A Brembo brake package and limited slip differential fitted are standard, as are touch-type door handles, electro-chromatic mirrors, as well as a panoramic sunroof.
A no-cost optional Sport Line Styling Package is available. It incorporates a Sport Line interior, 19-inch sport alloy wheels, sport grille and dark chrome exterior highlights.
With the standard Luxury Package, the Shooting Brake’s interior features quilted Nappa leather trim combined with aluminium trim inserts. The optional Sport Line styling package adds sportier quilting, bespoke swirl-patterned aluminium inserts and sports pedals.
Standard interior appointments include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (with 3D function), a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers smartphone-mirroring technology and incorporates a surround-view monitor, a dual-zone climate control system with heated- and ventilated front seats, laminated side glass and a wireless phone charger.
In terms of the safety suite, G70 Shooting Brake comes equipped with 10 airbags (including a front centre side airbag and rear side airbags), as well as an extensive array of Genesis Active Safety Control driver assistance and advanced active safety technologies.
Among these systems are forward collision and driver attention warning with leading vehicle departure alert, forward- and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist with junction turning function, blind-spot cameras and collision-avoidance assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, lane-keeping and following assist, adaptive headlights, safe exit warning and rear occupant alert.
Included in the package from new are a five-year/unlimited kilometre comprehensive warranty, complimentary scheduled servicing for five years/50,000km and 5 years’ access to the Korean luxury brand’s concierge, courtesy vehicle and valet services plus a premium roadside assistance program.
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