Hyundai Bayon compact-SUV for European Market Revealed

by Vivaan Khatri | 09/03/2021
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Hyundai Bayon is set to enter the European market soon. The Bayon will be the entry-level SUV offering in Hyundai's European line-up. Read all the details of the Hyundai Bayon here.

Based on the Hyundai i20, the Hyundai Bayon is the new entry-level SUV of the South-Korean carmaker for the European market. This upcoming model is expected to sit below the Kona in Hyundai’s line-up for the European market. However, in some markets, the Hyundai Bayon will replace the i20 Active, which is basically the cross version of i20 hatchback. So what all does Hyundai Bayon comes packed with? Here are all the details of the Hyundai Bayon that you should know.


Hyundai Bayon will enter the international market soon

Hyundai Bayon - Exterior Design

It is widely known that the Hyundai Bayon and the i20 are closely connected. The Bayon even shares the same underpinnings with the existing i20. However, when it comes to the exterior styling, the upcoming entry-level SUV will bear a unique and distinctive identity, since it is essentially an SUV and not a hatchback like the i20. On the front end, there is a split-up LED headlight setting with LED DRLs and arrow-shaped headlights. The arrow-shaped light design is also applied to the back of the Bayon. For the side profile, the Hyundai Bayon features strong character lines, a sloping roofline, which is relatively similar to the i20. However, the Bayon still embraces its SUV identity with heavy cladding, front and rear faux skid plates. In addition, Hyundai Bayon has a brawnier stance as it sits higher off the ground. Also, it rides on dual-tone alloy wheels.


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Hyundai Bayon - Interior and Features

While the exterior of the Bayon is widely different from its hatchback sibling, its interior shows a strong influence of the Hyundai i20. In fact, it could be said that Hyundai has carried forward the entire interior design of the i20 to the new entry-level SUV. The Bayon features similar elements as the i20, for example, the all-black dashboard design, steering wheel, 10.25-inch floating infotainment screen, and a 10.25-inch digital driver display. One of the unique highlights of the Bayon is the Audi-inspired horizontal AC vents running across the dashboard.


It should be noted that the Bayon is also fully-loaded in terms of technologies, just like any other Hyundai models. Hyundai Bayon will come with wireless Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bose audio system, ambient lighting, cruise control, sunroof, and a variety of connectivity features.

While the wheelbase of the Bayon is identical to that of the i20 hatchback, Hyundai has managed to bring sufficient interior space that is not superior to other models in the SUV space. Moreover, it comes with a considerably large boot of 411 litres which can be expanded to over 1,200 litres with folded rear seats.

Hyundai Bayon Engines

The Hyundai Bayon will go on sale with two engine options, an 84 Bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The latter gets mild-hybrid technology and will come in two states of tune – 100 BHP and 120 BHP. The transmission options include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Moreover, the Bayon gets three driving modes, namely, Eco, Normal and Sport.


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While it is destined to enter the European market soon, the Hyundai Bayon is unlikely to launch in the Indian market anytime soon since our market already has the Hyundai Venue as the equivalent for the Bayon. However, in the future, it is possible that Hyundai will launch a micro-SUV to rival the upcoming Tata HBX in India, instead.

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