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Genesis G70 Shooting Brake review

£33,850 - £43,730
Published: 28 Jan 2022


What should I be paying?

The G70 Shooting Brake range runs from £35,250 to £41,880, and there are three trims to choose from: Premium, Luxury and Sport. Each comes with a choice of 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel engine. In Luxury and Sport trims the diesel is a few hundred pounds cheaper, but the entry spec Premium car is an eye-catching £2k cheaper in petrol guise. 

As previously mentioned, that engine is a less powerful version than you’ll find in the rest of the G70 SB range (194bhp plays 241bhp) and gets you to 62mph from a standstill three seconds slower (9.3 vs 6.4secs), but is officially rated at the same 31.5mpg as the more powerful option. In real-world driving, though, we’ve seen closer to 25mpg. Ouch. 

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The 197bhp diesel motor sits in the middle of the two petrol engines, taking 7.7 seconds to get to 62mph and managing a much more respectable 40.7mpg on the WLTP cycle. 

All cars get smart cruise control, Hyundai’s rather overactive lane keep assist and forward and blindspot collision avoidance systems as standard. The cruise control set-up is particularly neat, keeping a good distance to the car in front but also adapting your speed for corners.

Genesis offers its “five-year care plan” within the list price of the car, which covers warranty, servicing, roadside assistance, courtesy car and over-the-air software updates, so that’s nice. The company will come and pick up the car when it needs a service or any work doing, so you don’t have to go to a dealer. Which is useful, because it doesn’t really have any. 

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