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The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is an executive estate car that offers families more practicality and boot space than its sibling, the G70 Saloon. The G70 Shooting Brake will raise eyebrows with its fashionable exterior and impressive build quality.
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The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is one of the more elegant and stylish estate cars on the market, coming with a V-shaped front grille, slick dual headlights, and creases in the bonnet.
If you're sitting in the front of the G70 Shooting Brake, you'll have no issues with space; there's plenty of leg and headroom for anyone above six feet tall. However, this can't be said for those in the back. Although it's good enough for children, three adults will struggle to get comfortable thanks to limited head and legroom.
There's a storage compartment under the centre armrest and a cubby in front of the gear selector. Annoyingly, the door bins are small and only fit a single bottle.
Boot space comes in at 465 litres, which is less than its rivals, such as the Mercedes C-Class Estate and Audi A4 Avant. Luggage capacity can be extended to 1,535 litres with the rear seats split 40/20/40, but it still has a narrow opening and a confusing two-piece parcel shelf.
As an executive estate car, the quality of materials used inside the G70 Shooting Brake is good. Entry-level models come equipped with faux leather that feels amazing to touch, and all the buttons and switches feel solidly built.
For technology, you get a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an eight-inch digital instrument display. The infotainment system comes with Bluetooth, smartphone mirroring and a built-in sat-nav, but it can be tricky to use when driving. This makes it fall short of the more advanced and refined system in the BMW 3 Series Touring.
Three trims are available: Premium, Luxury, and Sport.
Premium kicks off the range with 18-inch alloy wheels, dual front LED headlamps, front electric seat adjustment, rear parking sensors, a soft-paint interior garnish, a rear-view camera with a screen, smart cruise control with start-stop technology, and various driver safety systems such as forward collision assist and lane-follow assist.
Luxury adds to this with a heated steering wheel, leather seat covers, heated front seats, a premium air filter, and electric control suspension.
The range-topping Sport has 19-inch alloy wheels, a sporty appearance, Brembo premium brakes, metallic pedals, and a limited slip differential.
Two engines are available in the G70 Shooting Brake: a 2.2-litre diesel engine and a 2.0-litre turbo plus petrol engine. Both have four cylinders and are paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The gearbox is smooth and responsive; however, it does occasionally change down gears when driving at a low speed.
The diesel, which is our top pick, comes with 200bhp, a top speed of 140mph, and achieves 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds. It also comes with the best fuel economy, returning a combined 41.1mpg.
The petrol engine is available with two power outputs, 197bhp and 245bhp. The former has a top speed of 135mph, achieves 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds, and has a fuel consumption of 33.1mph. The latter increases performance to a top seed of 146mph and achieves 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds but has the worst fuel economy with a combined 32.5mpg.
The G70 Shooting Brake has stiff competition regarding on-the-road performance, and unfortunately, it falls short. The suspension doesn't ride gently over potholes and bumps, and even though the adaptive suspension on the Luxury trim does increase ride quality, large potholes still get the better of it.
Handling is decent, however, it's nothing to write home about. It's light when driving around town, and there's a good amount of visibility, thanks to the rear-view and blind-spot cameras, making parking easy. As you up the speed, handling does become a bit lazy, which could frustrate some drivers.
Prices for the new Genesis G70 Shooting Brake start from £33,100.00 OTR* or to lease from £414.86 per month.
Looking to get behind the wheel of the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest car leasing brokers and has a range of leasing deals available to suit your every need.
Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase thanks to a low initial deposit, fixed monthly payments, and various benefits included in your deal, such as road tax and breakdown cover.
*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.