The new Hyundai Bayon will be a B-segment crossover SUV that is being built exclusively for Europe. It will be built on the new i20’s platform.
Hyundai recently released a teaser for its latest upcoming product - the Bayon, which will be positioned as an SUV. Hyundai states that the new Bayon will be a B-segment SUV for its European markets. This by default means that the Bayon will be a crossover SUV that will be positioned in the crossover hatchback market.
Hyundai has named the Bayon after the city of Bayonne in the southwest of France. The French town of Bayonne is a great location for sailing and hiking which means it’s a fitting moniker for the new crossover SUV considering the lifestyle oriented character of the new model. The Hyundai Bayon will join Hyundai’s range of bigger crossover SUVs in Europe that include the Kona, Tucson and Santa Fe.
The new Hyundai Bayon is said to replace the previous-gen Hyundai i20 Active in European markets. And considering that it is designed for developed European markets, expect it to be superior to the Hyundai Venue in terms of build quality, features and safety technology.
The Hyundai Bayon is being built on the platform of the new i20 and is expected to be differentiated in terms of styling with a chunky design theme.
“Hyundai is strongly established in the European SUV market already, in terms of our model range as well as our sales success,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President of Marketing & Product. “By launching a new, additional B-segment model as the entry point into our SUV line-up, we see a great opportunity to cover European customers’ demand even better and to increase our offering in a highly popular segment.”
Considering the underpinnings of the Bayon, expect it to be offered with a 1.0-litre, three cylinder, turbo petrol engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, like the new i20 for Europe. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual, six-speed IMT and 7-speed double clutch automatic gearboxes.
Hyundai has not revealed any further information about the Bayon at the moment. The only thing we have in confirmation is that the new crossover SUV is destined for European markets in the first half of the 2021 calendar year.
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