Verdict: The all-new Genesis GV70 is a joy to drive, and it mimics its luxury competitors both in its ability to provide high style and in its occasional highly questionable design choices. Versus the competition: Still perhaps a notch below its German rivals, the GV70 is Genesis’ best attempt yet to establish the South Korean brand’s credibility as a luxury marque. As Genesis fills out its lineup, the latest vehicle to join the South Korean brand’s assault on established luxury rivals is the 2022 GV70 compact SUV. Hyundai’s luxury division, Genesis became a separate brand for the 2015 model year, and we’ve long been fans: We named the 2019 G70 sedan our Best of 2019 winner, and the pre-brand-spinoff Hyundai…
Verdict Out of the wide range of models from the fledgling Genesis brand, the G70 is the least convincing. It’s competitively priced, but let down by a very cramped cabin that lacks the sense of occasion as other models in the family. Dynamically it lacks a little sophistication to the best premium rivals, too. But if you’re sold on the looks (and we’re sure many will be) and you can live with the lack of space, then it’s still an intriguing offering. This is the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake, the latest offering from Hyundai’s premium brand offshoot. Sitting alongside its existing range of smart saloons and imposing SUV’s this striking estate has the BMW 3 Series Touring in its sights.…
Verdict: The all-new Genesis GV70 is a joy to drive, and it mimics its luxury competitors both in its ability to provide high style and in its occasional highly questionable design choices. Versus the competition: Still perhaps a notch below its German rivals, the GV70 is Genesis’ best attempt yet to establish the South Korean brand’s credibility as a luxury marque. As Genesis fills out its lineup, the latest vehicle to join the South Korean brand’s assault on established luxury rivals is the 2022 GV70 compact SUV. Hyundai’s luxury division, Genesis became a separate brand for the 2015 model year, and we’ve long been fans: We named the 2019 G70 sedan our Best of 2019 winner, and the pre-brand-spinoff Hyundai…
Appealing, left-field estate/coupe lacking engine choices PROS Fun to drive Impressive ride quality High-quality interior CONS Lack of hybrid/electric options Tight rear head room Unimpressive four-cylinder engines Is the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake any good? The second model in the Genesis G70 range has been rolled out, and it's a segment-busting estate/hatchback/coupe crossover that should appeal those looking for a stand-out compact executive car. In reality, the Shooting Brake is an estate car, with a commodious rear end and a choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines for those who don't want to go for one of the default-choice German opposition. With a decent range of cars already on offer – and more on the way – Genesis aims to…