Genesis G70 Wagon Spied For The First Time To Confirm Rumors

After teasing the G70 Shooting Brake months ago, new spy shots give a good look at the wagon to come. This one is tested in Europe and wears some camouflage.

Things are immediately interesting as the front of this vehicle sports the refreshed look of the G70. The headlights are more like other Genesis products by having two separate lamp strips. Although partially covered here, it is evident that the grille has a wide shape at the top and comes to a point at the bottom.

Engineers cover the hood with block sections to hide the actual design. There is, however, a recently leaked image of the nose of the refreshed G70. It shows a panel with a few subtle creases but an overall generally smooth appearance.

In profile, this wagon looks sporty. It rides on black five-spoke wheels and bright red brake calipers.

Engineers completely hide the tailgate under a black coating. Like the front, the taillights are separate and you can see the skinny third brake light at the top of the panel. A pair of trapezoidal tailpipes exit from the passenger side.

Expect the G70 Shooting Brake’s powertrain to be identical to the sedan. Buyers could choose the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that replaces the current 2.0-liter mill. The larger powertrain produces 290 horsepower (216 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton-meters) of torque. There’s also the larger 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 365 hp (272 kW) and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm).

With the recent demise of the six-speed manual, the only transmission option would be the eight-speed automatic. As with the sedan, expect buyers to have a choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations.

At this point, it’s hard to say when the G70 wagon will debut and whether it will be available in the United States or remain an exclusively European product. We think the latter option is more likely with Genesis launching a G70-based SUV on this side of the Big Pond.

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