Dominique Boesch, the Genesis brand’s boss in Europe, predicts the upcoming G70 Shooting Brake to outsell the existing sedan variant in that region. In addition, he expects the GV70 crossover to be the automaker’s bestselling product overall in the Old Continent.
Genesis is squarely focusing the G70 Shooting Brake on the European market. So far, the brand isn’t offering any indication of selling the model in the US. “The body shape is the perfect demonstration of how committed we are to Europe,” Boesch told Automotive News Europe.
Boesch also revealed the G70 Shooting Brake’s powertrain lineup, which Genesis hadn’t previously fully revealed. There will be a gasoline-fueled 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 2.2-liter turbodiesel. The 365-horsepower (272-kilowatt), twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 available in the G70 sedan in the US is “under discussion” for the wagon, Boesch tells Automotive News Europe.
Genesis hasn’t yet disclosed pricing for the G70 Shooting Brake in Europe. According to Boesch, the number is “competitive” with the similarly sized wagons from the German rivals.
The G70 Shooting Brake is actually the exact same size as the sedan with a length of 4,685 millimeters (184.4 inches) and a wheelbase of 2,835 millimeters (111.6 inches). However, the extended roof increases the cargo space by 40 percent over the four-door.
The G70 Shooting Brake goes on sale in Germany, Switzerland, and the UK this summer. Then, Genesis plans to expand availability to other European markets.