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Genesis G70 Shooting Brake, fleet EV increase, Subaru’s first EV

First pictures: Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

Genesis has revealed the G70 Shooting Brake that will join the G70 saloon and GV70 SUV later this year.

The brand said that its estate model has been designed with European customers in mind, and will offer 40% more luggage space than the saloon G70.

The compact executive models will add to the G80 saloon and GV80 launching this summer when the South Korean premium brands makes its entry into the UK market, one of three that kick off its European offensive, along with Germany and Switzerland, with more to follow.

“We are delighted to reveal this bespoke product – tailored for our European customers – so soon after revealing news of our arrival into the region,” said Dominique Boesch, Managing Director of Genesis Motor Europe. “The G70 Shooting Brake marries luxury and European automotive heritage with our design philosophy of Athletic Elegance. Our fifth car in Europe, the Shooting Brake will stand apart through its unique design; it is a clear statement of our commitment to the region.”

Fleets expect to be 40% electric within three years

Around four-in-10 fleets plan what is described as “rapid” uptake of electric vehicles, according to research from Arval.
The company’s Mobility Observatory 2021 Barometer found that company car operators said their fleets would be 42% pure electric, and the figure was 37% for light commercial vehicles.

Shaun Sadlier, head of Arval Mobility Observatory in the UK, said: “The incredible speed that fleets anticipate electrification taking place is clear in this year’s results. On this basis, the future uptake of BEVs will be rapid and perhaps much quicker than previously expected.

Subaru EV coming next year

Subaru has confirmed that its first electric vehicle, called Solterra, will launch next year.

Subaru Solterra tease 2021Using an electric platform jointly developed with Toyota, the new SUV will be sold in Europe, the United States, Japan, Canada and China, and its name derives from the Latin words for the sun and the earth.

The Japanese brand said its EV will retain the “superior passive safety and vehicle stability” that Subaru has become known for.

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