“We look forward to meeting the needs of European customers with this strategic model that caters to the preferences of the market.” After seeing the above picture, this comment tells you everything you need to know about the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake that was just unveiled. It’s gorgeous but it’s not for us, not for North America.

The chassis is identical to the sedan in every external dimension. All they did was extend the C-pillar and replaced the trunk lid with a hatch. In doing so, the cargo space increased by 40 percent over the G70 sedan. The rear seats are split 40:20:40, which allows for the transport of longer objects and still have room for two in the back. Fold it flat and you’d question the need for a Hyundai Santa Cruz.

In the process, Genesis created a stunning long roof. If all else remains the same, there will be a choice of a potent turbo four-cylinder or an excellent 3.3-liter V6 engine. The sedan can be had in RWD or AWD configuration with either engine.  Having reviewed the G70, I find this vehicle to be absolutely ready to take on the German competition. It costs less and will probably have fewer issues years down the road.