Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, recently launched the 2018 Genesis G70 to go against German models like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. But while its rivals offer their models in wagon variants, Hyundai doesn’t have a G70 wagon variant. This is because some customers just prefer to have a little more space for their junk. To keep up with the competition, Genesis might need to have a long roof variant of its own. But how would it look? X-Tomi Design helps us imagine it.
The current G70’s design features a flowing roof that goes all the way to its sporty rear, including an integrated upward kink towards the edge of the trunk. X-Tomi Design’s rendering retains its original shape, but stretches it a little creating a longer line and some extra space in the rear. The rear end now gets a spoiler to keep its performance-oriented appearance.
At this moment, Genesis offers three options of the G70 at launch in South Korea, and they have not given any details regarding the US-spec model. The Korean version’s base trim has a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder that carries out 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts), and with the Performance Package, 251 horsepower (187 kilowatts) and 260 pound-feet (353 Newton-metres) of torque. Another option is the 2.2 liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts). And for the range topping trim, you’ll get a 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 that produces as much as 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 376 pound-feet (510 Nm) of torque. Customers can either opt for a rear wheel drive or an all-wheel drive.
The United States market will have to wait until next year to see the G70, but those who have already test driven one have been impressed with it so far. Matthew Askari of Motor1 was able to drive one, saying that anyone who gets used to the AWD system will get a crazy amount of confidence.
The Korean automaker’s lineup is made up of only sedans, though there is a coupe as well as three crossovers that will soon be added to the product portfolio. For the CUV, this includes a GV80, a midsize GV70, and of course a compact model which might go under the name of GV60. The company is also looking at two electric vehicles that are expected to arrive in 2021 or 2022.
The question now is, would it be a good idea for Genesis to do a wagon variant of the G70, or is it good with where it currently is right now?