Genesis G70 Shooting Brake review

Category: Estate car

Section: Performance & drive

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  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 interior dashboard
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 interior rear seats
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 interior infotainment
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 right tracking
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 rear left tracking
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 left tracking
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 right static
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 rear static
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 headlight detail
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 rear lights detail
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 nose badge detail
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 rear detail
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 interior front seats
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 interior driver display
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 interior detail
  • Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 interior detail
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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake produces 194bhp or 241bhp, depend on which version you go for. There's also a 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel. Each has four cylinders and feeds power to the back wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. There's no hybrid option, as there is with the BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes C-Class Estate.

The more powerful of the two petrols is impressively responsive from low revs. It can get you up to motorways speeds without becoming stressed, and offers a good amount of shove for overtaking. We’ve yet to try the least powerful petrol, but its 9.3sec 0-60mph time suggests it’ll need a fair bit of coaxing to make decent progress.

More positively, wind noise is well contained, even at motorway speeds, but you hear quite a lot of road noise, especially with the largest 19in wheels.

We drove the G70 SB with the adaptive suspension Genesis fits to Luxury Line and Sport Line trim versions, and it's pretty good at isolating you from scruffy road surfaces when it's in the Comfort setting. The car can still crash and shudder over larger bumps and potholes, though.

Switching to Sport mode firms up the suspension slightly to keep body lean well controlled in bends. It also adds greater heft to the steering, but this remains disappointingly vague, so the G70 is nowhere near as fun as a 3 Series Touring on winding roads.

The standard brakes are progressive and easy to modulate, and make the bigger brake option on Sport Line models seem superfluous.

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