I know it's not quite the same, but Genesis has something of the Rustlers about it. 0 to tasty in 70 seconds was Rustlers' famous slogan and Genesis appears to have gone from 0 to a five-model line-up in about the same time. Having only launched as a brand in Europe earlier this year, it's now announced prices for model number five: this rather handsome-looking Genesis G70 Shooting Brake. It originally broke cover at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in July and joins a UK ensemble of cars that includes G70 and G80 saloons and GV70 and GV80 SUVs. There are a range of battery-electric models in the pipeline, too.
For the G70 Shooting Brake, you're looking at a starting figure of £35,250, which, to save you tapping away on a calculator, represents an £1,850 premium over the equivalent entry-level 197hp G70 2.0 saloon. In this form, the Shooting Brake will hit 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds but the range tops out at £41,880 for the 245hp 2.0 in Sport Line trim, which reduces that benchmark down to 6.4 seconds.
Both engines are the so-called 'Smartstream' petrols. These feature compact compressors, with quick-spooling rotors designed to reduce low-end lag, and a balancer shaft to improve high-end smoothness. Should you want to make every tank go farther, there's also a 200hp 2.2-litre diesel that manages 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds. It features common-rail injection operating at 2,200 bar to help efficiency, although the WLTP combined of 41.8mpg is not outstanding compared with its rivals. Whichever engine you choose, it will drive the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Inside, the Shooting Brake's increased practicality over the saloon delivers a 465-litre load bay that extends to 1535 litres when you drop the 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats.
The G70 Shooting Brake range also includes the Genesis Five-Year Care Plan for 'hassle-free motoring.' This brings with it half-a-decade of warranty back-up, servicing, roadside assistance, courtesy car cover and over-the-air software updates. Those are not the only temptations, though, because the Shooting Brake should also come well equipped. Confirmation of equipment levels will follow soon, but we know that a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, quad-Matrix-LED headlights, quilted nappa leather, ventilated front seats, a suede headlining and a 15-speaker Lexicon stereo will be available. Meanwhile, the Sport Line trim adds 19-inch alloys fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres, red brake calipers and a mechanical limited slip differential. The new model will be available to order by the end of this year.
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