(By Tom Lohnes) – Genesis, the modern-day 2000’s BMW, is really killing it right now, with the sporty G70, the Luxurious G90, the G80 that mixes the 70 and the 90, as well as 2 SUVs that are eating up sales. Well, what if I told you that there will be a more practical version of the G70 that isn’t the GV70 crossover? That’s right, It’s a wagon!
Why exactly Genesis is doing this I have no idea, but I have to thank them because wagons, especially sportier ones like the G70 3.3T are very hard to come by in the US. This isn’t some lifted wagon that poses as a crossover either, this is an honest-to-God family hauler, and I love that. Spyshots by Motor1.com suggest the G70 wagon will take the handsome styling of the sedan version and translate it nicely into the long-roof version. The interior should also be the same, just a bit more spacious, because this is a wagon after all. Under the hood will lie a choice of a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which makes 300 horses and gets the job done, but upgrade to the optional 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, and you get 368 horses, as well as 360 lb-ft of torque to get your wagon to 60 in the high 4-second range.
German brands, take notice. If Genesis sells enough of these things, we may see limited quantities of the BMW 3-series touring and Audi A4 Avant start to pop up here, and maybe even some M340iTs and S4 Avants. We can only hope.