Is Genesis poised to burnish its bona fides by fielding a sport wagon?
Hyundai Motor Group's upstart luxury brand is mulling plans to market a wagon version of the G70 sport sedan.
"We have a study for that," Genesis CEO William Lee told Car and Driver.
The G70 will be freshened in 2021 and could spawn a sleek wagon —sometimes called a shooting brake — featuring Genesis' latest styling cues: quad headlights and taillights, and what designers call a revamped "crest grille."
The G70 wagon would be aimed primarily at European markets, where the BMW 3-series Touring, Audi A4 Avant, Volvo V60 and other sport wagons remain popular — sometimes outselling the sedans on which they are based.
It is unclear whether a G70 wagon would be offered in North America, where wagons have had mixed success as more consumers opt for roomier crossovers and SUVs.
Buick and Volkswagen have killed wagons, leaving only Audi, Jaguar, Volvo and Subaru with wagons in their U.S. lineups.
The rwd G70, the North American Car of the Year in 2019, has won acclaim. It is also the only sedan in its class still available with a manual transmission, an option coveted by some driving enthusiasts.