Would something like a reborn BMW M5 Touring be a “better” car with more pace, prestige, and create more buzz with enthusiasts? Probably. Would a bread-van Bugatti Chiron be a bigger internet-story hit with the under-18 crowd? Sure. But between the aforementioned AMG and the Audi RS6 Avant, the world probably has enough uber-fast German wagons to go around, and let’s not kid ourselves into thinking a Bugatti of any bodystyle is a realistic purchase for anybody reading this right now.
No, we’d like to see a wagon G70 because of the absolute power move it would represent on the part of the Hyundai Motor Company. Here’s an automaker, once the oft-mocked underdog of the industry, building an unpopular variant of a luxury car that’s already part of a dying-yet-fiercely-competitive segment not because it’ll do anything for its bottom line (because it certainly will not), but just because it can. Bonus points if it comes with a manual transmission.
Do it, Genesis. Your accountants will hate it and, frankly, so will most of the American buying public. But loosely paraphrasing Victor Hugo, haters gonna hate.
Got a tip? Send us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org