Hyundai Bayon Compact SUV Revealed, Based On i20
It is the new entry-level SUV for the European market.
Hyundai Bayon is the latest compact SUV for the European market. It is the South Korean carmaker’s entry-level SUV designed specifically for the European countries.
It is based on the Hyundai i20 platform. In terms of styling, the Hyundai Bayon compact SUV resembles the Hyundai Kona to certain extent.
The front profile looks sleek with LED DRLs on top and main headlight units integrated neatly in the bumper. There is a huge grille up front and a skid plate to accentuate the SUV look.
The Bayon has a very sharp side profile, having a strong shoulder line and the bold creases running along the side profile, inspired by the new Elantra. The roofline tapers down towards the rear, which gives it more of a crossover silhouette from the side.
The rear profile has a unique design with boomerang shaped lights interconnected with a thin strip. There is a huge black panel and a prominent curve making the rear look quite busy.
The interior will immediately remind you of the car on which it is based. It looks exactly like the i20 with the lines on the dashboard and the styling on the centre console. Yes the colours used for the interior are much lighter to make the cabin feel airy.
It will be powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 48v mild hybrid tech. The entry-level variants of this engine will produce 98 BHP and 172 Nm. The range topping version will get a 120 PS tune while the torque will remain the same.
Hyundai will offer a 6-speed manual transmission option along with a 7-speed DCT automatic with the Bayon in Europe. It will compete with Ford Puma, Volkswagen T-Cross and Nissan Juke. India launch unlikely.