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2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake wagon forgoes V6 power: Price and features confirmed for new BMW 3 Series Touring, Audi A4 Avant and Volvo V60 rival

The Shooting Brake wagon is the G70’s second body-style, following in the tyre tracks of the sedan.

Genesis Australia has added a second body-style to the first-generation G70 mid-sizer, with the new Shooting Brake wagon joining the recently facelifted sedan in local showrooms.

Priced from $79,000 plus on-road costs, the Shooting Brake commands a $2000 premium over the similarly specified sedan with a 179kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine.

Yep, the Shooting Brake isn’t available with the sedan’s 274kW/510Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo petrol V6, although it does share its eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive layout.

Standard equipment in the Shooting Brake includes Matrix LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, Brembo brakes, keyless entry, a rear limited-slip differential and a hands-free power tailgate.

Inside, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, a 10.25-inch multimedia system, satellite navigation (with live traffic), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, digital radio, a 15-speaker Lexicon sound system and a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster feature.

And then there's a wireless smartphone charger, dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel (with a power-adjustable column), power-adjustable front seats (with heating and cooling), heated rear seats, quilted Nappa leather upholstery and a suede headliner.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking (with intersection assist and pedestrian and cyclist detection), lane-keep and steering assist, adaptive cruise control (with stop and go functionality), high-beam assist and driver attention warning.

The Safety package also includes active blind-spot monitoring (with cameras), active rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view cameras, Safe Exit Warning and Rear Occupant Alert.

The Sport Line Styling Package is a no-cost option, with it ushering in a unique grille insert and 19-inch Dark alloy wheels as well as dark-chrome exterior trim and sports pedals.

As with all other Genesis Australia models, the new BMW 3 Series Touring, Audi A4 Avant and Volvo V60 rival comes with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and five years of roadside assistance. It’s also free to service for the first five years or 50,000km.

As reported, the Shooting Brake naturally separates itself from the sedan with a larger boot, with its cargo capacity (VDA) 135L superior, at 465L.