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Genesis G70 Shooting Brake — An Exhilarating Sporty Saloon Car

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By The Sybarite Team on 29th April 2024

Genesis, the South Korean luxury car marque, has been dominating the automotive industry by creating beautiful and user-friendly vehicles, says contributor Jeremy Webb.

One of the brand's popular models is the G70 Shooting Brake, a sporty extended saloon car that delivers an exhilarating driving experience.

It is worth noting that Genesis is committed to producing safe, clean, and green electric vehicles and aims to phase out ICE power by 2025. However, before that, they continued to offer petrol and diesel versions of the G70 SB, which still appeals to many drivers.

The name Shooting Brake comes from horse-drawn carriages with a rear extension for gundogs and handlers to ride along to the shoot location. This term was later applied to any saloon vehicle with an extended rear that maintains a sporty silhouette. The G70 Shooting Brake is similar in size to the G70 Saloon but features different rear doors, rear quarter panels, and a sloping roofline with a spoiler extending over a steeply-raked backlight. It looks stylish and sporty while also offering practicality. You can comfortably carry five people and plenty of luggage and even drop the rear seats to get up to 54.2 cubic feet of space. 

The G70 Shooting Brake boasts a comfortable driving position with plenty of adjustment for the electric front seats. The lumbar adjustments keep you comfy on all journeys, and the dashboard is well laid out with many physical controls that are quick and simple to use. Blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear-view camera augment your vision. The Innovation Pack gives you full digital instruments with a 3D effect to layer information. You also get an impressive head-up display that projects speed, sat-nav directions, and other information onto the windscreen. 

The car has a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that can produce either 194bhp or 241bhp, depending on the version. There is also a 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel option. The eight-speed automatic gearbox shifts smoothly and doesn't falter when pulling out of junctions. You can choose from various driving modes, from Economy to Sport+, which adjust suspension and engine management to suit your driving style. 

The G70 Shooting Brake has plenty of standard equipment, such as automatically dipping LED headlights and dual-zone climate control. The Luxury Line adds the Convenience Pack with heated front seats and steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, and access to the more powerful petrol engine. The Sport Line trim adds heated Nappa leather sports seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and performance Brembo brakes. 

In conclusion, the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is a practical, powerful, and stylish car that does all the basics well and feels luxurious. It is worth taking for a test drive if you want a different car style. The range starts at £39000, and Genesis provides a five-year care plan at no extra cost that covers all services required by the manufacturer. 

Discover more about this model here.

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